Working Mother’s Moms At Work Study
Working Mother’s Moms At Work study shows that flexibility and a supportive manager are key to professional satisfaction, and that employees who work flexibly are more optimistic about their career prospects and more likely to remain at a firm. In addition, the latest Pew research shows that 41% of working moms said that being a parent has made it harder for them to advance in their careers, and 40% say they always feel rushed.
Daily Record - Maersk offering 18 weeks paid maternity leave
January 14, 2016
Following an internal study of women’s retention after childbirth (across 76 countries), Maersk discovered that between 2012 and 2014 the maternity retention rate was less than 70 percent. Based on previous analysis conducted by KPMG, it costs global businesses $47 billion every year to recruit and train new employees to replace women who do not stay in the workforce after maternity leave. In response to this, Maersk have announced a variety of strategies to retain talented women after they return to work following maternity leave, including enhanced maternity leave and phased returns to the business.
“This new policy supports our aim to retain our talents and attract even more in the future, this way strengthening our business results.”
Michael White, president and CEO of Maersk Line North America.
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