Not Sure About Hiring A Stay-at-home Mom?

I just read this gem, In Honor Of Stay-At-Home Moms referring to To grandmother Pelosi’s house we go. The quote I loved,

At a minimum, it teaches you just how many supposed grown-ups only need a good, long nap to be decent neighbors and co-workers.

If you’re not sure about whether you should hire stay-at-home Moms who are now rejoining the workforce, think about Nancy Pelosi. And, one of my clients says, “I love those Moms who raised children for a few years–the more the better. They are great project managers and have great organizational skills.” (He was talking about people who had enough technical expertise to manage technical projects.) So, take a chance, assuming these candidates meet your needs, with the exception of recent workforce experience.

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2 Replies to “Not Sure About Hiring A Stay-at-home Mom?”

  1. As a manager living and working in Sweden it’s interesting to hear about how radically different things are on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. While it’s true that you come to the same conclusion as I – that Stay-at-home Moms are valuable when they return, we normally don’t even consider that aspect. Here, every mom is home for at least 6 months, most of them 12 months. The dads are home 4 to 8 months on average. You can imagine how hard it would be to find good people if we didn’t hire them.

  2. Johanna,
    I’ve always maintained the first-time managers should be required to teach a kindergarten class for at least six months before they start managing people.
    This way they’re prepared for the fits, the tantrums, the crying, the refusal to play with others, and fear that goes through your heart when you suddenly can’t hear them (That’s when you know they are up to no good).

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