SAP Creates a Bridge Back-to-Work for Female Professionals on Career Break

November 23, 2016 by SAP News 1

SAP Australia today announced the launch of Back-to-Work, a new SAP Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) initiative that supports professional women who are looking to re-enter the workforce after a career break by offering project-based assignments.


New SAP Initiative Seeks to Help Close the Workplace Gender Gap

“Many of these professional women, who may have left the workforce to look after their families, are often highly qualified and experienced. They represent an untapped pool of high-calibre talent,” said Adaire Fox-Martin, President, SAP APJ. “This presents a tremendous opportunity for SAP to draw on their experience, and also help reintegrate them into the workforce.”

SAP is looking to attract women from a range of professional backgrounds, and successful candidates will be assigned to projects that complement their skills and experience. These candidates should have at least three years of continuous work experience before leaving the workforce for a minimum of two years.

Each assignment will last six months and work will take place on-site or virtually depending on the nature of the project. SAP will provide participants with competitive remuneration, flexible work arrangements when possible and the necessary support they need to integrate into the workplace. In addition to networking opportunities, a project mentor will be on hand to guide participants through the process. Participants may also receive an offer for full-time employment with SAP.

“According to the 2016 World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, Australia has slipped down to 46th place from 36th in 2015. Back-to-Work will create supported employment routes for highly qualified and experienced talent, and we hope this initiative will encourage talented female professionals to re-join the workforce. We look forward to working with the successful candidates,” Ms. Fox-Martin added.

SAP’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is integral to the company’s success. SAP believes that a diverse and inclusive workforce paves the way for innovation, encourages employee engagement and supports business growth. It also allows us to better meet and understand the needs of our customers.

More information on job opportunities and the application process is available on the Back-to-Work website.

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Media Contacts:

Michael Collins, Howorth Communications for SAP Australia, +61 2 8281 3801, michael@howorth.com.au, AEDT

Simon Gomes, +61 2 9935 4698, simon.gomes@sap.com, AEDT

 

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