Moms Opt for Home Over Pay

This is no surprise, but now we have numbers that prove Moms would rather work at home where they can be with the kids. CareerBuilder.com’s annual Mother’s Day survey finds 43% of working moms would take a pay cut to spend more time with their kids.

In fact, of the 43% of working moms who said they would take a pay cut if it meant they could spend more time with their kids, 34% said they would be willing to give up 10% or more of their salaries, according to the survey of 880 women, employed full-time, with children under the age of 18 living at home. More than 25 percent of working moms say they’re dissatisfied with their work/life balance too.

The good news for you, if you want to work from home, is that companies continue to experience a tighter labor market, so the importance of retaining star employees is requiring them to implement benefits that actually encourage workers to improve the balance between their professional and family lives.

From flexible work schedules to job sharing to telecommuting, company-wide work/life initiatives are becoming much more universal.

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