"LinkedIn says in response to feedback, particularly from women and mothers,
it's adding "stay-at-home mum", "stay-at-home dad" and "stay-at-home parent" to
its job options in the "coming weeks".
"In the near future, we'll also add a new field specifically for employment-gap
types to the profile like 'parental leave', 'family care' or 'sabbatical' so
that people can address any gaps in their career journey," Bef Ayenew,
LinkedIn's director of engineering, said.
The idea is that by adding these titles, it'll help to normalise full-time
caring as equal to full-time work.
That, and to give people an opportunity to lay out all the other unique and
valuable skills they may have gained while caring for their children."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics