We’ve seen (and written about) a number of articles in the press recently focusing on Protirees and other inactive workers, and discussing their desire or business’ need for them to return to work, including this recent article in The Times ‘Why Britain’s absent army are returning to work’ .
As businesses continue to assess the changes in the traditional workforce landscape that we have seen since the pandemic, we thought we’d touch on this concept of ‘return of the inactive workforce’ – workers who have voluntarily taken breaks from their careers to manage personal or carer obligations, pursue higher education, or deal with health-related issues. With the ongoing talent shortage and the recognised value of a diverse and skilled workforce, more and more media attention is turning to how companies are recognising the potential of tapping into this talent pool, and the value proposition that will get them through the door. Here we explore the reasons behind the resurgence of the inactive workforce and how businesses can benefit from embracing this group of individuals.
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