Hire A Mom!

Mom and Child

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That’s a nice starting point to a hiring tip: hire a mom!

What do we know about moms that would make them a good choice in the workplace?

Let’s take a look:

1) Patience.

From pregnancy all the way through to the teen years, a strong mom demonstrates patience in more ways than we’ll ever be able to count.

2) A sense of humor.

Kids say and do the funniest things. The best moms can laugh at and with their kids and can use humor to help make the passage of time easier on everyone.

3) Empathy.

Not every mom’s kids are super smart or super good-looking. The mom with a heart validates her children for all of the things that they do well. They may not put the square blocks in the square holes as fast as the next kid, but when they look up at their mom with a big smile, the mom is there with a big smile right back at them.

4) Strength

I haven’t been pregnant and gone through child birth (other than my own of course), but I do get a sense that a mother gains strength from these uniquely motherly experiences.

Who can count the thousands of hours a mom has carried her baby, toddler and child?

Aside from physical strength, the great mom must be mentally strong to deal with all nighters, teething and the broken heart of the teen whose boyfriend dumped her.

5) Creativity

From running out of diapers when the stores are closed to the science project she just found out about the night before it’s due, every good mom routinely comes up with creative solutions.

6) Love

Talk about an unlimited supply of something. A mom shows her love in many different ways, but it’s always, always there.

Other traits that we see in our moms include:

Discipline—using the right amount at the right time.

Prediction—the ability to predict what will happen and when.

Generosity—lavish amounts flow easily from most moms.

Stable, responsive, flexible, thoughtful, the list goes on and on.

Do these traits translate to a great hire for your business?

Only you can answer that.

But I’m impressed!



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  1. kim harris says:

    very nice

  2. Louise says:

    Many don’t want to hire moms because they have kids.

  3. kim harris says:

    lve commented before and would love to know that people actually appreciate moms, but do they? At present l am finding horrible prejudice because l at 52 have been out of the full time work force for a few years to raise my family. I have been lucky enough to as a single mother, had a hand in raising wonderful people and with each one find something new everyday. Does that help me find employment, does saying l have been out of the work force for years raising my family help an employer say wow we are going to hire you. No, l am finding jobs that l have done at home for years, done outside working at certain businesses let say Starbucks or Tim Hortons training people not willing to hire me a)age b) out of the work force or c) making coffee needs a degree. It is wonderful to say moms are wonderful employees but really employers dont see us as that, hopefully someone treats their moms with more respect than they give.

  4. We had home health aides for for a decade for my paraplegic wife, and I have written about hiring them, suggesting to others that they hire a mom, for many of the reasons listed here. Consider home care work for babies, dependent individuals, the elderly, where having been a mother is a real plus.

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