53% of mothers less satisfied at work after pandemic

Working women have been affected by child care shortages, dropping off the payroll. A study from care.com has shown that 53 percent of mothers are less satisfied now than before the pandemic. 

The study surveyed 500 U.S.-based C-suite and human resource executives as well as 2,000 workers and analyzed the results. 

They found that mothers and Generation Z members are the unhappiest demographics in the workforce. Seventy-five percent of parents said they could have used more emotional support than they received and 47 percent of mothers reported worsening mental health since the beginning of the pandemic. 

Women are still feeling unsupported by their employers, with only 14 percent of female respondents stating their employers gave them child care support. This is influencing the attrition of female workers, with work-life balance being stated as a main reason as to why nearly 3 in 5 women plan to leave their employers in the next two years. 

To mitigate this attrition of women from the workforce, especially within the female-heavy industry of healthcare, employers need to commit to supporting employees, the report said. Providing infrastructure to retain women and parents in the workplace is essential, as well as leading with flexibility and compassion.

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