Mothers embrace flexible working arrangements

Flexible working is considered the benefit most likely to aid working mothers, according to a survey of HR and finance managers. 

More than two-thirds of respondents to the Workplace survey by Robert Half International favoured this method, with part-time hours offered by 64% of respondents as a means of encouraging more female employees to return to work after giving birth. 

Working from home was a less popular option, offered by 34% of employers, although this is higher than the international average.