2019-04-10 09:45:49 来源：HRoot 责任编辑：黄家军
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND – MAJORITY FACE CHALLENGES WHEN RE-ENTERING WORKFORCE AFTER CAREER BREAK: HAYS
(Apr.8, 2019, /staffingindustry.com/)Following a career break, both men and women in Australia and New Zealand have encountered some challenges re-entering the workforce, according to new survey data from Hays.
The survey of more than 1,000 across Australia and New Zealand showed that 64% of women and 49% of men have taken a career break at least once during their working life. However, following their career break, both men and women (66% and 69%, respectively) encountered some challenges re-entering the workforce. One of the biggest was how to answer job interview questions about the relevancy of their skills following time out of the workforce.
Other survey respondents gave challenges such as explaining gaps in their CVs, being perceived as out of date, and taking pay cuts and operating in roles that are junior to their qualifications.
“Employers prefer people with recent experience,” Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director of Hays in Australia & New Zealand, said. “Many prefer people with continuity in their work history and view anyone who has been out of the workforce, whether that’s for 12 months or five years, as out-of-date.”
Deligiannis added that to overcome this, jobseekers should show that they kept their skills and knowledge up to date.
Hays also found that that the reasons for career breaks differ between women and men. For women, the primary reason for their break was to have children (41%). This was followed by travel (14%). For men, it was to travel (25%) or to study or retrain (21%).