London (PRWEB) May 12, 2006
iworkLife, a recruitment franchise network that gives individuals the opportunity to manage their own recruitment operation from their homes, today launches its UK-wide initiative. Aimed at individuals looking for a more flexible way of working, iworkLife will train and provide on-going support to people enabling them to provide recruitment services to local businesses. The initiative addresses the growing need for many women to find meaningful employment after maternity leave and halt the continual brain drain of talent from the UK economy.
Claire Dossett, Founder and Managing Director of iworkLife, wanted a more flexible career after having her first child. Like thousands of women, she found that the options available did not enable her to work and bring up a family, so she decided to create a business herself. She was rapidly able to build a working recruitment practice from her home, generate a significant income and raise a family. Two years down the line, Claire has joined forces with the award-winning Antal International, a specialist in EMEA, CEE and China recruitment and wants to give others in her position the same opportunities she has discovered since founding the company.
“Workplaces are wasting our women,” says Claire, citing a new government report which has found that it is harder for mothers to get a job than anyone else. “A career woman who has left the workplace and wants to return after a few years, does not want to be reduced to the level of an 18 year old or be become a clerical assistant. It is, as the recent Women and Work Commission pointed out, an outrageous waste of talent. iworkLife gives women the opportunity to use their skills and experience in a way that suits them.”
Claire believes that the 60% of mothers who do not return to work after giving birth are a wasted asset, desperate for a flexible solution which fits around their conflicting demands. “A whole generation of educated women shouldn't be dismissed because we could really contribute if we were given a chance. It is estimated that increasing women's employment would boost the economy by up to £23 billion per year.”
Recent research by Norwich Union shows that although 60% of mothers return to work after giving birth, only 14% of these are then keen to further their careers and the majority would still prefer to ditch their careers if money were no object.
“Despite government initiatives, thousands people with specific skills are ‘set aside’ each year. Talented people, with real skills, experience and a proven track record are reduced to choosing between a full-time job or being a full-time parent or carer. The iworkLife solution enables these talented individuals to re-engage with the business community and lead more fulfilling and commercially productive lives.”
“I have found a solution which works incredibly well. I am able to watch my family grow, work within my local community and can really feel a sense of fulfilment,” concludes Claire.
iworkLife is a home-based recruitment franchise opportunity aimed at training and supporting people with no previous recruitment experience, like its founder, to recruit talented people for businesses within their local community and charge a recruitment fee for the service. iworkLife offers a real opportunity to run a successful home-based business that has good earning potential. It complements previous working experiences and requires no previous recruitment knowledge. The original idea was built around a family and their time-strapped lives, but this business model can be adapted to fit many different lifestyles. iworkLife can work for anyone choosing to balance their life in a way that suits them, whatever the motivation may be.
Contact: Claire Dossett : + 44(0) 870 224 3700 Fax: + 44(0) 870 224 3701 Website: http://www.iworkLife.com
About Antal International & Antal International Network:
Antal International was established in 1993. Today it has over four hundred employees, with a fully integrated network of over 50 offices in 21 countries. Following the success of it’s company owned offices worldwide, Antal has been successfully franchising its business format for the last 4 years and are British Franchise Association members and part of The Franchise Alliance a UK-wide organisation and has already won awards and recognition in this field. Over the years Antal International has been recognised for its innovation, integrity and understanding of clients’ needs, leading to exceptional delivery rates. The company has developed unique methodologies and structures that allow it to provide high quality middle and senior level recruitment in its core sectors. Antal holds numerous awards for recruitment excellence, exceptional and consistent growth, international recruitment, brand building and business vision.
Contact & Info: Yang Li Tel:+44 (0)870 770 0020 Fax: +44 (0)870 770 0021 website: http://www.antal.com