Tapping into the Skilled Labour Pool of Working Moms

Tapping into the Skilled Labour Pool of  Working Moms
If you own or manage your own business, you know how difficult it can be to find skilled staff that fits in with your company culture. The future of work is bringing changes to the way we hire people. We need more on-demand skills, and RecruitMyMom has a pool of highly skilled moms that have thus far been largely overlooked in the hiring process.

In today’s ever-changing world, which faces increasing economic challenges, these highly skilled women can give you a competitive edge, and here’s why:

They bring instant skill to a business in a time of need

Skilled moms are essentially knowledge workers who have a specific skill to offer a business at any given time. Often, the need is only temporary and so employing someone permanently does not always make business sense. Skilled moms come from varying backgrounds, have often studied extensively and have gained years of work experience before having children. However, with this life change, they are looking for more flexibility and autonomy and can offer their considerable knowledge to companies on a more ad hoc or permanent part-time basis. From administrators to zoologists, it is like having a pool of experts on tap that you can call on whenever the need arises.

Flexible workers are more productive than full-time employees

Research studies have shown that part-time or flexible workers are more productive per hour than full-time employees. For employers, this means that the output vs. pay ratio for a part-time employee is far higher than a full-time employee. Employers would, therefore, get more ‘bang for their buck’.

Flexible workers are less likely to job hop

It could become quite costly to train new staff and quite often you will find that the Gen Z workforce are likely to job-hop in order to get ahead. Hiring a skilled mom, who is a career part-timer, is a good way to reduce staff turnover as career part-timers are not necessarily looking to build a fast-moving career. Their priorities are for the stage of life that they are at and whatever allows them flexibility.

Hiring women will promote gender diversity within the workplace

Employers have a lot to gain from achieving gender equality in the workplace. Aside from the obvious, which is affording everyone equal opportunities to succeed; the business will gain new skills and ideas that come with having a fresh perspective. This gives the business a competitive advantage and facilitates growth. It also encourages cultural diversity and, as such, will boost morale within the workplace. Having a work environment within which employees feel valued and content is just as important, if not more, as having a well-oiled business because it will determine how productive your employees are.

You don’t have to pay corporate rates for the same skill

Many skilled moms come out of internationally recognised companies or consultancies and offer the same consulting service at a much lower rate than corporates because they have a much lower cost structure. Small to medium companies that might not consider hiring a large consulting or advisory firm can now hire the same level of skill via a recruitment agency for women like RecruitMyMom.

Moms have developed skills that are proven to help build a business

Everyone knows that diversity helps build the bottom line of an organisation, not because it is politically correct, but because diverse thinking and skills bring about enhanced creativity and improved productivity. Mothers develop skills which when brought into an organisation, can foster a culture of empathy, teamwork and group participation. They are master negotiators and encouragers, making excellent mentors and coaches for younger employees.

There is a new wave of thinking when it comes to how we work in the 21st Century and there are thousands of skilled moms looking for a more flexible approach to their careers. At RecruitMyMom, we pride ourselves in bringing these two needs together and in finding just the right expertise for your business for as long as you need it.

Article updated 21 January 2020. The original article was published on 12 April 2016.

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