Empowered employees are the best employees.

This past week men and women around the world celebrated International Women’s Day. On this day women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. In light of this day, we wanted to highlight the 5 ways you can help to empower your female recruiters to help women flourish, develop and excel.

1. Find Out What Motivates Them

We’re all familiar with the saying, “treat others the way you want to be treated”. While this is important, a seemingly more important phrase would be, “treat others the way they want to be treated”. Everything thinks, behaves and is empowered differently. It is important to find out what motivates your female recruiters and then motivates them in that way, not the way you think they would want to be motivated or the way you would want to be motivated.

2. Help Them Build A Strong and Empowering Network

Fostering and cultivating a strong network for your female recruiters is another way to empower them. Allowing them to build a network of other amazing women in their industry will help bolster their confidence and share ideas. This in turn, will create better results for your business and help your female recruiters thrive in their career- win win!

3. Allow Flexibility in Thier Work Schedules

Many working women are also mothers, wives, chefs, tutors, chauffeurs and coaches and so much more. With so many hats to wear, adding a demanding career on top of that is a challenge. By removing some of the barriers that come with working a career and allowing your recruiters to have a more flexible schedule, will help to empower your female employees that they can do it all.

4. Provide Female Leadership

Another way to empower you female workforce is to provide access to female leadership. The opportunity for your employees to interact with female leadership will give them motivation of what they can strive to become.

5. Preach and Exemplify Inclusiveness of Everyone- On All Levels!

Lastly, one of the most exemplary things you can do to empower your employees is to preach inclusiveness, fairness, and respect for everyone. As much as women want to be empowered in the workforce, a larger issue is that they want to feel respected by their male counterparts. Preaching inclusiveness of people of all gender will create a mutual atmosphere of respect and create a culture which allows everyone to flourish.

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