They say, “if you want something done, then ask a busy person to do it.” Since Moms are some of the busiest people on earth, working mothers might be some of the best employees that any business could have.
If there was a job ad with all the requirements a mother needs to perform, you would probably think that it is the world’s toughest job. All women who have survived motherhood agree that being a mother is not an easy job.
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Here are a few reasons why mums make the best employees:
Multitaskers by Nature
All mothers need to do a lot, at once. A mother is usually successfully juggling five or more things at once. All employers who are looking to make their operations more productive need to hire employees who have the skills to prepare documents for an upcoming event, write an email, answer the company’s phone and schedule a doctor’s appointment for their sick kid- all at the same time. Moms are used to more demanding schedules and tasks such as keeping track of ballet classes, shopping lists, play dates and cooking for the whole family- these make multitasking a piece of cake.
Experts at Time Management
Moms don’t waste time. They always want to get to work on time, do their job, finish all work related tasks and rush back home to their families. Their motivation to work hard is that if they don’t finish everything on time, they won’t be able to cope with the rest of their day/night (pick up their kids on time or cook dinner).
Even if she gets a free minute during her day, she will rush to fill that open slot with something else on her never-ending to-do list. Have you ever seen a mom wasting her time on Facebook during the day?
As soon as you become a mom, you open up a deep (and apparently bottomless) well of empathy. A mom’s natural inclination is to make sure that everyone around her is feeling good, and has the natural ability to maneuver through all kinds of challenges that would otherwise make people feel rather overwhelmed.
Instead of losing it with their annoying colleague, they will just count to ten, breathe and flash them a big smile- just as they do with their own kids.
A mother’s short to-do list: all clothes must be washed, ironed and ready; lunch bags must be packed, homework, snacks, medicine for the sick kid- all done in a specific order. If one little task is missed, the entire day schedule will just fall apart.
There isn’t a single professional that has better organizational abilities than a mother. They are pros at fixing scheduling clashes and balancing huge amounts of paperwork with sports and activities or traveling schedules. They even know how to face complete chaos in the calmest and most professional manner.
They are Loyal
If there’s one person in your life that will always remain loyal to you without asking you to give back, that person will always be your mom. If you, as an employer, offer them what they need, they will give you back twice as much. They know how to appreciate you, their job and what you are offering them so just treat them with utter respect.
All moms are die-hard determined. They never give up, as they would do anything to get the best for their kids. Just make sure that what is best for your company, won’t interfere with their kids’ well-being, or else you will get on their bad side.
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