National Engineering Industries Ltd (NEIL), India’s largest bearings manufacturer and leading exporter today announced the launch of innovative ‘Back on Track’ program to provide opportunities for talented women back into the workplace after career breaks. Under the program, the plan is to recruit reasonably good number of women on career breaks into various management roles over the next three years.
The program is designed to help women with the transition back into the workplace and offers women the chance to work on client projects, upgrade skills and broaden professional network. The programme aims to help bring professional women back into the workplace who have had a career break due to personal reasons. The programme consists of mentorship, buddy, trainings and orientation programs supporting a transition back to work and offering practical guidance to women on work culture, coaching and insights into balancing work and home lives.
‘Back on Track’ programme will include training and induction programmes to enhance skills and help women prepare for re-entry into the workplace. With focus is on hiring women employees from tier II and tier III cities, NEIL is in the process of hiring of women to increase representation of women across all functions and locations. To further strengthen the Program for increasing the female hiring and diversity.
Commenting on the initiative Shilpa Kabra, Vice President and Head - Human Resources, NEIL, “At NEIL, we are committed to attracting, recruiting and developing diverse talent. We recognise that choosing to have a family is a very important stage in women’s life and also that women decide to take time away from work to focus on caring for their family. With Back on Track program, we aim to give women with the required skills and knowledge for re-entering the workplace.”
Using a collaborative approach, the ‘Back on Track’ Program is designed to support access of women to manufacturing industry and promote leadership through skilling. The program is a part of NEIL’s wider efforts to improve diversity at all levels of its business and ensure a strong and sustainable pipeline of future women leaders.