The COVID 19 pandemic has forced working moms to deal with countless challenges. With nationwide school closures and a shift to remote work, many working moms have struggled to find a healthy work/life balance. Now a new study by Ovia Health of working parents, almost all of whom were moms, has revealed a great deal about what these women are dealing with:
Given the hyper-competitive labor market that most employers are struggling with, this final statistic shows the importance of family benefits as part of employee retention and recruitment strategy. Women who rejoin the workforce will also be looking closely at these benefits when choosing an employer.
These family-friendly benefits could include, among others:
The fact is that though these benefits can look like a significant expense, they are worth it and will almost certainly pay themselves off in time. With competitive family-friendly benefits, employers can not only retain the talent they have but place themselves in a position to attract new candidates as well.
Sources: SHRM | Modern Recruiters | The Olson Group