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Christopher Young

Christopher Young is the CEO of Async Interview, a technology and service company meeting the needs of corporate and outsourced recruitment professionals through its video interviewing technology. He writes about all things related to recruiting, innovation, screening, and video interviewing  Follow him at@chrisyoungr or Async Interview at @AsyncInterview or on Google+

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3 Companies Hiring Return-to-work Moms

by
Christopher Young
Jul 11, 2013, 6:03 am ET

ge indiaSabbaticals used to traditionally be for teachers and academics, but many companies have also offered them as part of their benefits packages. Thousands of women have seized upon this benefit and exercised their right to this extended leave of absence and are now looking to get back into the workforce.

With the economy improving but with a diminished talent pool, companies are now reaching out to these women. The advantages to a company when hiring them are numerous and can save them thousands of dollars in the recruitment and hiring process.

Women returning to the workforce after a sabbatical have a renewed energy and a commitment to succeed.  Because of their communication and relationship-building skills they can reach across that generation gap and mentor young colleagues. Their expectations for an employer are much different than from a young person just starting out. These women are more interested in flexibility of work hours and sometimes being able to work from home.

There are however, some considerations when interviewing someone who has been out of the workforce for a while. Some concerns to address in an interview: keep reading…