Employers, Earn Your SMW Certification: Take Our Survey
By SMW Staff
Are you an employer of choice for single women?
Single women represent 54 percent of all women in the workforce, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data. This majority of the single female workforce often has challenges different from married women.
A report released this summer by the Democratic staff of the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, for example, finds one-quarter of all children are raised by single mothers.
To help connect single women and employers of choice, SingleMindedWomen.com (SMW), the leading online destination for single women 25 to 55 years of age, has launched its first annual SMW Certified program, an award process and employer designation for organizations that meet SingleMindedWomen.com’s criteria as a single-women friendly company.
In order to be considered for this honor, employers must complete a brief survey document, answering 10 yes or no questions about flexible work arrangements, work-life benefits, family-friendly benefits, mentoring, networking, and advancement opportunities for women.
Should an employer be deemed SMW Certified, SingleMindedWomen.com will include the company in a list of employer-of-choice organizations on the lead page of its Career channel. Each employer name will link to that employer’s careers website.
Employers will also receive an SMW Certified seal, which they can proudly display at their corporate careers site and use when they post open positions at job boards.
“SMW certification offers each qualifying employer a vehicle for promoting itself as a single-women friendly organization. Meanwhile, for career-minded single women, the certification will serve as confirmation that the employer provides the support they seek,” says Paula Santonocito, career editor of SingleMindedWomen.com.
The annual application process will begin October 1, 2008.
All applications must be submitted by November 14, 2008.
Separately, to increase exposure to SingleMindedWomen.com offers SMW CareerTalk,
a new website career tool that allows employers to profile their companies
to the site’s rapidly growing audience of career-minded professionals.
For more information about SMW CareerTalk, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest in SingleMindedWomen.com’s career tools.