I know all too well what it is like to be a working mother and the challenges that can bring, but working for the right type of manager and company can make the transition a million times easier. Too many times we are losing valuable employees because of the way we handle or react to the news someone is going to have a baby. Companies that demonstrate understanding and flexibility are more likely to provide a good fit for mommy after the baby is born. The article talks about what companies can do to retain employees, from readjusting schedules to changing positions to find a better fit.  It is always better to keep a performing employee than hire a new one. In my current store I have three mommies to be, one has made the decision to stay at home after baby but the other two will be coming back. It is my duty to find a good fit for both the mommy to be and my company, it can be challenging at times but always possible.

 

Weinberger, L. (2011, November 13). 10 Ways to Beat the Mommy Track – Diversity Executive. Diversity Executive. Retrieved June 15, 2013, from http://www.diversity-executive.com/articles/view/10-ways-to-beat-the-mommy-track

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