Linked: 40 Percent of Working Parents Quit or Reduced Their Hours Since the Pandemic
These surveys just keep getting worse and worse. These types of things are going to create a massive hole in the labor force, and destroy our ability to create a diverse work environment.
Since the pandemic started, almost half of working parents (40 percent) have had to put the breaks on their career, either voluntarily reducing their hours (25 percent) or quitting entirely (15 percent), according to a FlexJobs survey of more than 2,500 parents with children 18 or younger living at home.
How many parents work for your organization? Could you afford to lose 15% of them completely, and have 25% reduce their hours? If it happened, what would that do to the rest of the workforce?
We might want to be thinking about this very seriously.
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