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More and more women with children are juggling work and a career—yet according to Forbes, women are still taking on the majority of chores and childcare at home. Unfortunately, that can hinder their career prospects and see them passed by for promotions and salary increases. On the other hand, without working mothers taking up positions of seniority in businesses, companies may be missing out on valuable input that could inform their business strategies.
How to accommodate working mothers
HR Daily Advisor states that HR can help employers accommodate working mothers by doing the following three things:
Working mothers bring not only their technical skills to a job, but also a considerable amount of soft skills such as creativity, communication abilities, and management skills. And by understanding their needs and creating a work environment where they can thrive, businesses can build stronger, better, and higher-performing teams.