Human Resource Executive: women’s lost income.

November 10, 2021 Rebecca Henderson

The millions of women who left the workforce during the pandemic not only affected their own family finances, they impacted the entire U.S. economy, to the tune of $800 billion in lost income. It’s a staggering number to come back from. 

Rebecca Henderson's keynote at the Women in HR Technology Summit 2021Rebecca Henderson, CEO, global business, and executive board member of Randstad, highlighted this during the Women in HR Tech Summit in Las Vegas. The effect is not only economic, but also personal as women experience high rates of burnout and exhaustion. Domestic violence has also increased as families spend more time home together. 

The strides working women made over the past decades have largely been erased. “There is rising stress in households,” said Henderson, “and women are bearing the brunt of this.” She asks employers to consider all of these factors when attracting women back into the workforce. 

Read more about her keynote session in Human Resource Executive and then check out  5 more takeaways from the conference in Mike Smith's blog, "#HumanForward: how HR tech accelerates experience and empathy." 

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Rebecca Henderson

Rebecca Henderson is CEO of Randstad Sourceright. Rebecca brings more than 20 years’ experience in all facets of talent acquisition solutions and technology. With deep insights and progressive perspectives, Rebecca steers Randstad Sourceright’s global development to ensure HR and talent leaders can play a strategic role in driving growth locally, across regions, and globally. Rebecca is a highly regarded leader in the talent management field and was most recently recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts in “The Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing” list.

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