What support are your maternity leavers and returners getting?
When a mum is contemplating their return to work and when they make their return, it’s tough.
A mum feeling unsupported during her return results in a direct cost to your organisation.
She will be actively dis-engaged and, quite possibly, eventually resign.
How do I know this?
My clients tell me. I hear so often how their employers’ expected them to return and immediately slot back in, with very little consideration for the huge change to their lives.
I also hear them say they are failing in some way in their careers.
They are scared of being classed as an underperformer.
An alternative career path may suit them better now, but they do not have the confidence to work out how to do this with their existing employer.
This is when you, the employer, loses out.
They leave and you are left to pick up the cost. Your former employee leaves with reduced confidence and a bitter taste.
It doesn’t have to be this way!
Career Coaching, during the latter stages and during the first 90 days of returning, will:
Positively contribute to aligning expectations upon return, between the new mum and your organisation
Ensure the new mum’s – your employee’s – wellbeing at work is being supported
Reduce your costs of hiring / re-training due to resignations
Positively impact your employer brand – be an employer mums want to work for
You can be one of the few employers that stands apart.
That has a great reputation for supporting your maternity leavers/returners.
That supports them via independent professional career coaching.
This is where I can help.
As a qualified Career Coach with an 18-year corporate, international career across Recruitment, Talent Acquisition and Project Management – as well as being a mum myself – I am incredibly well placed to support you and your maternity leavers/returners.
Based in Surrey, I am happy to travel for face-to-face meetings and workshops, and I can run 1:1 or small group sessions via online video sessions.
I would love to talk to you about how I can help support you.
Drop me an email here and let’s chat.
What People Say
Coaching with Becky came at a great time for me. I had just returned to work after my second round of maternity leave and was feeling quite unmotivated and a little lost. It was incredibly helpful to have someone external and independent, with lots of experience in speaking to people like me, to bounce ideas around with in the early days of coming back. Becky gave me a few exercises to do between sessions - I found these insightful and useful, and they helped me remember what I enjoy doing. Becky is also very friendly, approachable and easy to open up to. I'd definitely recommend coaching with Becky to anyone looking for some guidance or who is stuck in a rut.
I found Rebecca through a networking group and she was recommended as a great help to those of us returning to work after maternity leave. My confidence had been knocked after two maternity leaves and a period of furlough. Being away from the workplace made me question who I was and who I wanted to be at work. Rebecca really helped me work out my priorities and bitesize goals, which made sure I felt like I was achieving things in the short term. Even after a few sessions I really feel like I'm making real progress, thank you so much!
I really valued the time with Becky. She encouraged me to think more consciously about how to approach the change in work/life balance from becoming a Dad, and gave good practical suggestions on things to do along the way.