Why Do You Need Maternity Leave/Return Programs Now More Than Ever?

Competitive companies know that they ignore the needs of employees becoming parents at their own peril. KPMG estimates that worldwide, companies spend 47 billion dollars annually on recruiting and training new employees to replace those who left after maternity leave.

The Back to Business Programs help your managers and employees navigate the transition to new parenthood in ways that will have a long-term impact on the well-being of your company and your employee.

Key Benefits for Organizations

  • Increased retention rates of high-quality talent
  • Decrease in recruitment and retraining costs
  • Improved employee engagement
  • Employees return ready to hit the ground running
  • The guesswork is taken out of managing a maternity leave
  • Employee and employer expectations are on the same page
  • Your reputation as an organization that values the contribution of women is burnished

Key Benefits for Employees

  • Develop strategies for managing all stakeholders at work and at home throughout the transition
  • Gain practical tips on a variety of working parent issues like finding childcare, managing emotions, dealing with breastfeeding, and thoughtfully planning and executing the return to the office
  • Reduce stress with focused advance planning for the return to work and beyond
  • Engage with a community of working parents for camaraderie and mentoring
  • Feel fully supported by management in this major life and work transition
  • Increase workplace engagement and effectiveness

Does Pregnancy Threaten Women’s Advancement at Work?

When you sign up for my newsletter I’ll send you an excerpt from my book “The Hormone Myth” on the Many Stigmas of Showing at Work, which will give you the facts about:

  • The reality of how pregnancy impacts how colleagues and bosses perceive and interact with pregnant women in the workplace
  • Irrational worries that “she won’t come back” (75% do!)
  • How women’s competence comes in to question
  • The health consequences when women and bosses pretend no accommodations are necessary
  • How discrimination against pregnant women limits women’s childbearing timing and choices
  • And more…

Download the Program Descriptions PDF