Lisa Finnegan

Over the last two years, as she met with candidates, talked to hiring managers, and shared experiences with fellow HR professionals, Lisa became increasingly focussed on the problems preventing potential talent from reaching the stage of making an application. As a result of lengthy discussions, she started looking at ‘returnship’ models that have emerged elsewhere, but saw the chance to go further. LinkedIn’s programme, ReturnIn, would be real, full time jobs, not work experience. It would have a unique recruitment process, additional help with onboarding, family friendly features and specialist help, and mentoring from people who understand the circumstances. Last November at the All Hands event, at which CEO Jeff Weiner was present, they officially launched LinkedIn’s ReturnIn programme. Lisa also speaks regularly internally and externally on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, including hosting CWIT (Connecting Women in Tech) events and International Women’s Day at LI.

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