New survey finds that 60% of working mothers prefer part-time.
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July 18, 2007
Irvine, CA - Decision Toolbox (http://www.dtoolbox.com) employee Heidi Webster is a working mom who knows the benefits of working part-time from her virtual home office in Centreville, Virginia. She is the mother of three children - a five year-old, three-old and a newborn only eight weeks old.
"I love the flexibility because I don't start my day until noon on the East Coast since the company is on the West Coast. I can have the balance of spending quality time with my kids in the morning and then work all afternoon until my husband gets home and relieves our nanny from her duties," said Webster, a recruiter for Decision Toolbox, a leading recruitment company based in Irvine, California.
According to the results of a national survey released by The Pew Research Center (http://www.pewresearch.org) last week, six in 10 working mothers said part-time jobs would be their ideal, up from 48 percent in 1997. "I feel this is a true reading of where people are at, what they think is best for their children, and how to juggle their responsibilities as a parent and worker," states Pew researcher Cary Funk.
"Nearly 20 percent of our employees work part-time," said Kim Shepherd, CEO of Decision Toolbox (http://www.dtoolbox.com). "Work-life balance is critical in building a strong and lasting corporate culture. Nothing will retain top talent more than creating an environment where your employees are recognized as people who deserve to be respected, understood and honored."
About Decision Toolbox
Decision Toolbox is a comprehensive, fully-integrated recruitment solutions provider, providing unparalleled value, results, quality, customer service and cost-effectiveness to a nationwide list of clients, who include Autobytel, Black & Decker, Freedom Communications and Wells Fargo.
Decision Toolbox has consistently offered its clients leading-edge processes, tools and technology that bring clarity and efficiency to the recruitment process, many of which are now recognized as recruitment best practices.
Since its founding in 1992, Decision Toolbox has filled thousands of positions for large and small clients nationwide, across virtually all industries, disciplines and levels for an average cost-per-hire of seven percent of the first year's salary. For more information, go to http://www.dtoolbox.com