Mum returns to work

Some companies are offering internships, career coaching and flexi-work schemes to attract stay-at-home mothers back to the workforce

Some companies have been targeting stay-at-home mothers who spent years caring for their children as part of their hiring efforts.

Recruiters are traditionally wary of a long career gap in one's resume, but some international firms and local SMEs (small-and medium-sized enterprises) are offering back-to-work internships, career coaching or flexible hours to attract mums back to the workforce.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 28, 2018, with the headline 'Mum returns to work'. Print Edition | Subscribe