Odgers Berndtson: How To Retain Executive-Track Mothers During And After COVID-19: A Road Map For Employers
In January of 2020, women composed more than 50% of the American workforce. Six months and fifteen million jobs later, this may not be the case.
Even before the pandemic, research shows that 43% of American mothers quit their jobs when they have children. These “opt-outs” often struggle to re-enter the workforce, a difficulty that compounds the longer they stay out.
Here are some things that companies can consider:
- Provide short term assistance
- Adjust work schedules
- Provide incentives
- Rethink career timelines
- Don’t let up
- Support fathers
- Ask mothers what they need