Click here to read iRelaunch Chair and Co-Founder Carol Fishman Cohen's Harvard Business Review articles on career re-entry.
"Back on the Career Track" Re-entry Internship Program Development for Returning Professionals
We assist organizations in designing, launching and promoting return to work internship programs—an essential initiative for companies committed to reintegrating experienced professionals in their organizations.
Re-entry internships enable companies and professionals to assess fit before entering into a permanent arrangement, in the same way that internships do for college graduates.
Watch iRelaunch Chair and Co-Founder, Carol Fishman Cohen's TED talk and learn why employers should start re-entry internship programs for returning professionals and what it means for veterans, military spouses, expats, retirees and other non-traditional career-transitioner populations.
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Management Briefings & Keynotes
Custom presentations to senior, HR and hiring managers on the state of career re-entry – transformative information for companies striving to tap the high caliber return to work talent pool.
"Back on the Career Track" Training for Recruiters and Managers
Training to familiarize managers and recruiters with the relauncher demographic, both statistically and illustrated with specific examples of relauncher success stories. Sessions include how to screen and assess the potential fit of relaunchers and support their success in the organization post-hire. iRelaunch has presented to managers, recruiters, and relaunchers hundreds of times and has deep expertise on specifically what to look for and specifically how and what to talk about when engaged in recruiting or management conversations with relaunchers. Contact us for specifics and more details.
Carol Fishman Cohen
Carol Fishman Cohen is the Chair and Co-Founder of iRelaunch. iRelaunch works with employers to create programs for hiring professionals returning to work after a career break, and provides strategies for relaunching individuals to resume their careers. Carol wrote the seminal Harvard Business Review article "The 40 Year Old Intern" on this topic and is a regular HBR contributor. Her TED talk 'How to get back to work after a career break" has been viewed nearly 1.7 million times and translated into 29 languages.
Carol and iRelaunch work closely with professional associations on initiatives in which groups of companies implement mid-career internship programs at the same time. The best examples are the STEM Re-entry Task Force initiative with the Society of Women Engineers in which 20 companies, including IBM, GM, Cummins, United Technologies, Northrop Grumman, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Raytheon, Boeing, and more are piloting and expanding re-entry internships for returning engineers and IT professionals, and the Financial Planner Re-entry Initiative with the Certified Financial Planner Board Center for Financial Planning.
iRelaunch's flagship event, the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference has run 22 times since 2008 and over 6,400 people have attended. It is sponsored by companies interested in hiring returning professionals. Carol is a graduate of Harvard Business School and her return to work at Bain Capital after 11 years out of the full time workforce is documented in a Harvard Business School case study. Carol was named to the 2017 Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led, and has received numerous awards and honors for her leadership in the career reentry space. She lives in Boston and is the mother of four grown children. Click here for more on iRelaunch and the iRelaunch team.