The Annual Career Re-Entry Fair is organised in partnership with the Companies & Returnships Network – CRN. It is designed in an innovative manner to create a platform for employers and returners to interact face-to-face and hands-on, encouraging employers to look past a returner’s CV and to recognise the talent and experience that they can offer. Returners can network with company representatives, learn about the employers’ corporate culture, the skills they are looking for, as well as exchange and network with other returners and benefit in small expert labs from advice and helpful tips.
During the First Career Re-Entry Fair held in November 2020 (online), eleven employers (Credit Suisse, Johnson & Johnson, Lonza AG, Lucerne School of Business, Paul Scherrer Institut, PwC Switzerland, Roche Diagnostics International, Schindler Aufzüge, Sunrise Communications AG, Swiss Re, and UBS) shared in Ted style presentations their corporate culture, the skills they are looking for and their efforts to create more flexible working arrangements. Following the employer presentations, participants joined ReturnersWork experts & coaches in workshops where they received advice on how to prepare for their re-entry. During the Speed Meetings participants were able to introduce themselves to employers and have virtual discussions in small groups.
This annual event promises to be a new way to increase the visibility of women and men wishing to re-enter the labour market vis a vis potential employers.