what do you think about women re-enter workforce?

@sophialin (2678)
China
March 10, 2008 10:08am CST
are moms who have been away from work for a long time seen less useful when they re-enter workforce? if you were their boss,do you think they are less valuable than before? if you're mom who goes back to work just,do you feel a little difficult to deal with your business which was so easy before? others' opinions apart from the two kinds of people are also appreciated.
3 responses
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
10 Mar 08
I think it helps to stay active in your field. Even if you are not employed. Take a class in said field. Do some ocassional volunteering. Something that can be put on a resume. Keep the skills fresh. As long as you show effort, I think employers may value you.
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10 Mar 08
yes you think right.....it help to get us updated with the current knowlege n trend as well. it helps us and gives us self actualization!! its like if you are employed u can get to know more your good and week points after doing something u make get to know more abt urself
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
11 Mar 08
thanks for your reply. i agree with you that to keep a positive attitude is favorable for them. also,any time,they should never give up their skills and the courage to remaster skills.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
11 Mar 08
i do not think they are less valuable. but there are few constrains. if they are technical persons, then by these times there had been lot of advancement in technology in the gap.also they have constraint like going back esrly and so on.
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
14 Mar 08
as i see,for moms who has away from their positions for some time,all that lost skills and informations beore can be learned through own effort,as long as they have courage and determination.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
1 Sep 08
I think it depends on how long the woman has been out of the workforce, what type of job it is and if she has kept up with the technological and other changes that might have come up during her absence. In other words, is she up-to-date on everything. If she is there should not be a problem to hire a woman like that. I think most employers think that she'll quickly run to her family again, if a child is sick, or something else happened. That's the primary reason and something the woman should be prepared to answer. Personally, I think woman who took time out to take care of their family learned a great deal about multi-tasking and prioritizing. They learned to think quickly on their toes and to come up with unconventional solutions, if necessary. It could only be a plus to hire her;)