Bank of America launches scheme for returning talent
Thu, 17 May 2012
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Merrill) has launched a new initiative supporting individuals looking to return to work after spending three or more years away to care for their family.
The ‘Returning Talent’ programme will have 20 places available for individuals to participate in three one-day workshops, with the aim being to make them “feel better prepared and confident to re-enter the world of work, either at BofA Merrill or at another organisation”, a statement from the firm says.
The scheme is being delivered in partnership with Executive Coaching Consultancy.
Michelle Fullerton, head of diversity and inclusion for Europe and emerging markets at the firm, who is spearheading the initiative, says: “We recognise that choosing to have a family is a very important stage in a person’s life, and that some decide to take time away from work to focus completely on caring for their family.”