NEW YORK, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Après, a digital recruiting platform designed to help women re-enter the workforce, launches today. After taking their own career breaks, co-founders Jennifer Gefsky and Niccole Kroll were frustrated by the lack of opportunities for women who wanted to re-enter and recognized that companies were looking for cost-effective tools to help them attract and retain female talent. The site www.apresgroup.com will host a curated job market with full- and part-time jobs, consulting projects, maternity fill-in positions and pro-bono opportunities across a wide range of industries, and features the tools, inspiration and coaching that women need to navigate returning to work. In addition to exclusive editorial content geared to this demographic, Après has signed on best-in-class career coaches and industry experts to help members build skills and prepare them for their next act.
"Today in the United States, we estimate that there are more than three million women with college or advanced degrees trying to re-enter the workforce," said Jennifer Gefsky. "This virtually untapped pool of candidates is an invaluable source of talent for corporate America—they bring a strong skillset, a proven work record, reliability and life experience. So why is it so difficult for them to get a job? We created Après to change this."
"Many companies are starting to recognize the competitive advantage gained by hiring this demographic back into the workforce but, until now, have not had an effective way to efficiently recruit from this group," said Niccole Kroll. "We're delighted to launch Après with a strong and continually growing roster of corporate partners who are committed to diversifying their workforce."
In a HuffPost/YouGov survey conducted in partnership with Après, 57% of respondents said that companies should do more to help parents returning to work. Après is proud to be launching with corporate partners including: The Carlyle Group, City Year, Evercore, Gartner, K2 Intelligence, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Major League Baseball, Maxwell Jacobs, Rothschild, Sirius XM, and Viyet, with many more joining in the weeks and months to come.
The site's four main sections are:
- INSPIRE – original content about getting back into the workforce, plus workplace trends and other relevant articles;
- ADMIRE – stories of women who have successfully re-entered the workforce, and the opportunity to connect with other members of the Après community;
- ACQUIRE – the tools you need to get back in the game, along with a roster of best-in-class coaches and industry experts with packages including: Cultivating Your Professional Self & Defining What Role Fits You Best, Networking & Elevator Pitch, Perfecting Your Resume, and Polishing Your Interview Skills;
- HIRE -- a curated job market with full- and part-time jobs, consulting projects, maternity fill-in positions and pro-bono opportunities.
For more information, to sign up for Après or to become a corporate partner, please visit: www.apresgroup.com
In July 2015, Jennifer Gefsky and Niccole Kroll hatched the idea for Après, a digital recruiting platform that connects women looking to return to work with companies that are seeking talent and diversity. After leaving their respective careers to focus on their families – Jennifer was most recently Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at Major League Baseball, and Niccole was a Registered Dietitian conducting research at NYU turned entrepreneur – and meeting through their daughters, they decided to build a solution for the estimated more than three million women with college or advanced degrees trying to re-enter the workforce.
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