Post from Deauville: breaking the age barrier

A new report from the management consultancy Bain & Company, titled "Flexible Work Models - How to bring sustainability to a 24/7 world", launched at the Women's Forum for the Economy & Society in Deauville. It looks into the problem of how to retain men and women in high-pressure jobs. The respondents typically work more than 40 hours per week, travel regularly, and have multiple elements in their job which leads to high pressure. The question Bain wanted to answer was why companies were not catching on to the key challenge of retaining female talent and devising solutions that work more effectively, one of which is clearly offering flexible work options.