August 26, 2019
This past March at the Workhuman® Live Conference, we had the chance to speak with Addie Swartz, CEO of reacHIRE, an organization that helps women return to work, along with Workhuman’s Chief Legal Officer, Lauren Zajac, about ways to achieve equality in the workplace.
August 26, 2019
The fight for equal pay has been going on since the late 1800s. The Equal Pay Act was signed into law by John F. Kennedy in 1963, yet women are still making 77 cents to every man’s dollar. According to Addie, “jobs need to be done. Why is it gender-specific how much you get paid?” This seems like an obvious question, but for those who have never had to deal with the pay gap, they might not be aware of the significance of the issue.
August 7, 2019
This week, Jean sits down with Addie Swartz, CEO of ReacHIRE, a company that partners with Fortune 500 companies to create re-entry opportunities for women of all ages, at all stages of their careers. Addie, who is a serial entrepreneur and also a mom of two, talks about the resources women need to get back to work, including free online courses, resume updates, and networking.
August 4, 2019
Before you update your resume, reflect on your skills. “This is not about what you did in your past career, what your title was, but what you loved," says Addie Swartz, CEO of reacHIRE, a Concord, Massachusetts, firm that helps women return to the workforce. "What projects made you most proud? What were your best skills? Where did you make an impact? This assessment will help you decide where to go now,” she adds.
July 25, 2019
Addie Swartz, CEO and founder of reacHIRE, a company that assists women returning to work after a career break, suggests filling gaps on a resume by looking for what might not be the obvious one-to-one fit. “Recognise what you’ve been doing well, either through volunteer projects or recent work experience, and retrofit that in such a way to meet the skills, needs and keywords requested in the job description,” Swartz says.
May 7, 2019
“It’s a comprehensive on-ramp for women who’ve taken a career break,” Swartz explains. “And it’s targeted to companies looking for special talent that’s been sitting on the sidelines.”
May 1, 2019
“Off-ramps without on-ramps create dead-end roads for millions of people, the talent pipeline, and the economy as a whole,” says Addie Swartz, the CEO of reacHire, a company that partners with businesses to establish return-to-work programs for professional women.
April 30, 2019
'How to Support Women at All Stages of Their Careers Whether Millenials, Mid-Career or Returners'
April 30, 2019
“When you’re about to walk into a situation where you don’t feel your confident self, it’s helpful to have a powerful perspective to share,” Swartz said. “In other words, you want to share a brief story on your background, experience or perspective which powerfully addresses why you are showing up as a confident professional.
April 25, 2019
“Provide data points on salary ranges within your job title in your geographic area, which your manager can then use to share as evidence of a needed [increase],” says Addie Swartz
January 29, 2019
"Remember that when you tap into your network, you’re not only tapping into jobs that may not be available yet, you’re also building confidence, says Addie Swartz, CEO of reacHIRE."
January 27, 2019
Addie Swartz, CEO and founder of reacHIRE, cites three areas job seekers should focus on to showcase their soft skills in a job interview: listening, adaptability, and problem solving.
January 4, 2019
"Addie Swartz, CEO of reacHIRE, a company that works with organizations to promote a gender diverse workforce and bring women back to work after a career break, agrees. She says that 'going it alone' is one of the worst things you can do. Instead, arrange a time to get together with colleagues to talk about the pressures you’re facing and discuss how others are handling it."
January 2, 2019
"My New Year's resolution is to make 2019 a turning point for women in the workplace by giving companies new ways to support and advance women and create environments where employees thrive, lead and stay." —Addie Swartz, CEO of reacHIRE, Concord, Mass.
December 10, 2018
"Swartz suggests finding another way to express gratitude and reflect on the year spent. One way to do this is to go old-fashioned and send a handwritten note. 'Sending a holiday card is a wonderful way to connect with colleagues and bosses,' she says. It may even help to spread the holiday cheer more effectively than sharing eggnog."
November 27, 2018
"In a recent study, men reported greater access to training for technical skills and soft skills compared to women — which points to one possible driver of the leadership gap."
October 25, 2018
"We’re a long way from achieving equity, but here are some proactive steps both companies and women can take."
October 24, 2018
"Nurture your obvious and unobvious support systems and you will be more buoyant at work"
October 24, 2018
"As career paths become less linear and people change jobs more frequently, companies need to actively recruit former employees and people returning..."
October 18, 2018
"A diverse slate of candidates can help, but how should HR go about achieving this?"
October 3, 2018
"Increasing the number of women at every level of an organization is possible if its leaders are ready to use practical solutions."
September 22, 2018
"We asked some of our favorite influencers and entrepreneurs to weigh in on what’s helped them get (and stay) so darn confident."
September 21, 2018
"Waiting until New Year’s Day to set goals is a rookie move."
September 3, 2018
"reacHIRE CEO, Addie Swartz, speaks about the importance of gender equality in the workplace."
August 28, 2018
"The first day of a new job can be just as nerve-wracking as it is exciting. Do these things and, not only will it be a success, you'll set yourself up as a rising star."
August 28, 2018
"Acclaimed Fidelity Resume Program Offers Paid Six Month Return to Work Internship Program"
August 15, 2018
"Wouldn’t it be great to uncover info about jobs before they’re publicly listed and the feeding frenzy begins? Here’s how to do just that."
The “Lean In” Movement Was Phase One, Phase Two Needs To Be “Lean On”. With Addie Swartz CEO of reacHIRE
August 7, 2018
"Phase Two is helping companies give women something tangible and strong to “Lean On” so that they can drive their success and dictate their futures"
June 29, 2018
"Summer can be a good time to get ahead and show your boss what you're made of while your colleagues all sneak out early."
May 7, 2018
"Corporate America is at the beginning of an exciting and much needed renaissance for professional women."
May 4, 2018
"Establishing equality and fairness is a fundamental human right, yet it has been one of humanity’s greatest challenges."
May 2, 2018
"Like many women, when she was ready to go back to work, Cathy had no idea where to begin."
April 12, 2018
"The pay gap is still 20% between men and women. While experts say that this gap is closing in, women around the world are saying “try harder” and “let’s do better”."
April 10, 2018
"Companies, including staffing firms, help mothers return to work."
March 9, 2018
"Experienced professionals can showcase their talents after taking a career break."
February 27, 2018
"The Commonwealth got a C- on a major report, thanks to family leave practices, failure to promote women, and child-care costs."
February 13, 2018
"An interview with reacHIRE CEO, Addie Swartz, about closing the corporate gender gap."
December 11, 2017
"84 percent of millennials plan to take a significant career break at some point in their lives."
November 6, 2017
"Our fast-changing world requires us to keep up or get left behind, whether it's preparing for a future career or enhancing personal development."
September 14, 2017
"The long-held bias against parents who took off work to raise their children is fading."
September 11, 2017
"When women leave careers for an extended period of time, some of them get stalled on corporate off-ramps."
August 28, 2017
"reacHIRE believes that the way to move business forward, is by bringing women back."
August 25, 2017
"For women to advance, businesses have to retreat from old thinking."
August 4, 2017
"Returning women bring with them a depth of professional and life experience, and often make stellar employees"
July 17, 2017
"Connecting women who want to re-enter the workforce with companies who want to hire."
June 20, 2017
“If your goal as a company is to solve for a specific objective rather than fill a checklist, then gaps in a résumé don't matter.”
June 15, 2017
“Three million returning women are ready to merge and accelerate. We need to open up new lanes to let them in.”
June 1, 2017
"Helping women rejoin the work world in key business roles."
May 17, 2017
"Proactively guiding skilled professional women back into the working world."
May 4, 2017
"How to not lose sight of our career dreams even though we are managing so much more than ourselves."
April 28, 2017
"In an ongoing series, executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders discuss mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy."
April 10, 2017
“New services help female professionals refresh skills and find challenging positions.”
May 10, 2017
425 Business Magazine
December 14, 2016
Motto.com - Facebook
August 7, 2016
Wall Street Journal
June 29, 2016
The Concord Journal
June 23, 2016
June 9, 2016
Boston Business Journal
June 4, 2016
The Boston Globe
May 21, 2016
May 19, 2016
April 29, 2016
Time - Motto
March 10, 2016
February 19, 2016
Bizwomen - The Business Journals
February 17, 2016
January 25, 2016
January 4, 2016
January 4, 2016
North Carolina News Network
December 3, 2015
November 23, 2015
Inc. Magazine - Inc.com Springboard
November 16, 2015
New England Cable News (NECN)
November 5, 2015
September 30, 2015
July 2, 2015
June 12, 2015
Inc. Magazine: Inc.com
February 18, 2015
By: Addie Swartz
February 6, 2015
The Boston Club
January 8, 2015
June 30, 2014
The Boston Globe
May 9, 2014