According to a recent survey of 2,000 small business, one fifth plan to hire more returning to work mothers than this time last year. Regus, who commissioned the survey, found that 25% of employers found them more reliable than other staff. A third of employers also found them more organised than their other employees.
The same survey found that 81 per cent of business believe flexible working options are key to attracting and retaining women workers.
Celia Donne, Regus’ Global Operation Director commented: ‘Flexible working offers them a way back into the workforce, cutting staff turnover and hiring and training costs.’ She added: ‘Reports suggest that if the number of women in the workforce reached that of men, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) could be 10 per cent higher.’
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