Why should companies hire single mothers? Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I am going to break down five reasons explaining why companies should hire more single mothers. Suppose you are a company that does not have a single mother as an employee. This is for you. If you are a company looking to increase your customer base, then hiring a single mother is a good idea for customer engagement and services. Companies should employ single mothers because it’s primarily women who shop. If you have a mother for single mothers as an employee, they will come back because it develops customer engagement.
Why Should Companies Hire Single Mothers?
Single Mothers Are Self-Motivated
Single mothers are highly motivated to work hard to provide for their kids and support the family to live a happy lifestyle. Although it can get overwhelming, we know we are doing this for our children and their future. We own to it ourselves to inspire our kids that life doesn’t end when something does not work out. We won’t need a lot of motivation as we get them from our kids.
In the workplace, managers always look for employees to support and encourage each other. We are already self-motivated and willing to get things done.
Single Mothers Are Dedicated
Single mothers demonstrate this by staying focused and giving our full-on dedication to the company we work with. We face many challenges in-wit and out-wit work, but we do not let this affect our ability to work hard. We are not here to play but to work on a long-term basis. Some single mothers will be happy to work for a company almost a lifetime down the timeline.
This is very important in the workplace because you can show employers how far you are willing to progress within the company.
Single Mothers Are Mult-taskers
Believe it or not, single mothers are First-class muti-taskers. If you don’t believe me, try paying the bills, mortgage or rent for an apartment/house and being a mother. Try cooking, being children’s best cheerleaders and nurses – the list goes on. If we can do all that within 24hrs, indeed, we are capable of multi-tasking at work.
In the workplace, depending on how busy the company is, you will be required to work on under pressure, and you may need to multi-task quite a lot and still be able to stay calm.
Single Mothers Are Risk-Takers
Single Mothers make a lot of risky decisions daily. There’s no learning course or a book that teaches you how to be a Mother. We trust our instinct and take risks, for example, leaving our kids home to the shops to get a bottle of milk or a loaf of bread. Or leave the cooking to check on your crying baby in the living room.
In the workplace, sometimes you need to take quick action when needed. For example, if a colleague hurts themselves, there are no managers or supervisors about it, but at the same time, you have customers to serve. What would you do?
Single Mothers Are Time Managers
Time management is a crucial skill every single mother uses daily at home. We are always on a time scale, from when we wake up in the morning to the next. When the kids are in school, we are on a constant time watch. I mean, we time everything we do. For example, we schedule how long it will take to wash the first bash of dirty laundry. And how long will it take to get to the doctor and grocery shop just in time to pick up the kids from school?
In the workplace, ensuring we are on time and meet the deadline of a task is a must. Some companies have a project that needs to be done within a specific time, which you will have to work on at the same time as your regular duties.
We Are Hustlers
No matter what Single mothers get up to, we always find a way to work things out. We do this for one reason only – Our Kids. Without them, we are nothing. I believe your life means nothing until you are a mother or a parent. Single mothers deserve the highest support needed. We are operating like Robots in human form. It’s not easy at all, both mentally and physically.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the post. If you are hiring a company, please consider single mothers. We are more than capable of doing anything and everything. We are innovative and very clever. If you know a single mother that needs a job but feels insecure about getting judged, please show some love and share this with her.
I hope you enjoyed that.
I think single mothers have such a hard job, its unfair how underestimated they are by companies
This is a good read as it has brought me new insights as a recruitment specialist. Though civil status/ or being a parent is not an important factor in the decision during hiring, I totally agree with you that single mothers are highly motivated to work to support their family.
What a great article, I couldn’t agree more! Single mom’s are some of the hardest working people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and they typically go to the ends of the earth to provide for their children. It’s sad to think a company might turn away a single mom as the reason, but I think they play a vital role in the workplace.
You’re so right! I was raised by a single mum and years later, with my engaged and supportive partner, I still cannot fathom how she did all THIS on her own! Not a second, a resource or a scrap of food wasted!
Yes, yes, yes, yes, YES! Single mothers are INCREDIBLE!
You have a lot of good points. I’m a single mom to three special needs kids and, boy, I really didn’t realize all the qualifications I had until I saw them laid out in your post. What great points to put in my resume! Thanks!
i couldn’t agree more. Single mothers are so passionate about work because it is their only way to make living, they are are dedicated and serious.
Single mothers are amazing! As you mentioned, they have so many important skills such as being motivated, multitaskers, and risk takers.
Absolutely agree with this! My mom was a single mom and she is one of the hardest working woman I know.
Most companies will not find a space for a single mother, which to me is very wrong and against human rights. Indeed companies should start hiring mothers in general.
I totally agree with everything you said. This post is great! All companies should read this! Kudos to all single moms, You are real fighters!
I thikn having kids made me so much more focused and motivated to get stuff done. I needed to make the most of my time at work.
Aditi Wardhan Singh
here here !! Not just single mothers, all mothers … But yeah , single mothers sure have to juggle so much more with no help to hand over things to. Kudos to you for standing up and saying it .
YESSS! I totally agree with everything you’ve put here. Even though I am not a single mama, I have become SO much better as an employee at ALL of these things since becoming a parent. You never know how important time management and efficiency are until you have a family to get home to and to take care of in the hours when you’re not at work!
Single mothers really are amazing. They’d be an asset to any company with their multitasking, management and planning skills.
Love this! 🙌 Single mothers are so valublenin the workplace and you have perfectly outlined why! I have always admired the hard work and awesomeness of my single mama friends and can see it in the everyday how hard of workers they are! Great post!
This is so true. I think more companies would definitely increase their customer engagement if they did. Great post!
Yaasss!!! I love this! So awesome to come across a fellow single mom blogger!
I love this! Single moms are amazing. I don’t know how y’all do it! You’ve got all my respect.
Scott J DeNicola
There is not a doubt in my mind that single mothers make great employees. The hustling part is very true. There is something to be said about needing a job and the motivation involved to survive. I applaud all the single moms out there and think that every company should have their fair share of employees being single moms.
Brittany [Growing Our Family]
What an encouraging post! Moms in general are amazing, but single moms really do it all!
Thank you Scott
This is all so true. My mom was a single mother of 5 of us! I have no clue how she did it. My hat goes off to single mothers. They are superwomen indeed!
Wow, 5 children? Amazing!
Talisha Stovall | Woman Wife Mom
What an awesome post! Single mothers are without a doubt some of the most motivated, determined, and resilient people.
Yes queen!!! Single mothers are SUPERWOMEN!
Donna | Mama Camera Club
These are so true. It’s a pity more companies don’t offer more flexible options for working mothers, because they are missing out on some great staff by not hiring single mothers