It was great to share our insight on Pregnancy, Maternity and Returning to work with attendees of Menzies Law Employment Law update yesterday.
Businesses that focus on improving these areas have an untapped opportunity to improve their employee satisfaction, motivation, retention and return to work stats, therefore reducing costs and burden of having to replace their talent - actually saving businesses money!
Three-quarters of women now work, a rise of 50% in more than 40 years, but they earn less and want more flexibility than they can get.
Maternity harassment and bias towards pregnancy and flexible workers is increasing
And that bias is present when considering flexible working requests, interviewing and considering staff for promotion - it's a huge challenge.
But also a huge opportunity to educate leaders and hiring managers, to see this as the opportunity to reach untapped talent and create the environment for these staff to thrive and then go on to benefit your business in the commitment they give you in return for treating them well.
If your businesses are dealing with the challenges we've highlighted below, then improving your employee experience when it comes to Pregnancy, Maternity and Returning to work could help to solve the need to replace these staff, will improve motivation and mental health and solve your talent drain.
Improving in these areas gets results!
Structured pregnancy, maternity and return to work processes, including improved communication, buddying and support as well as offering family-friendly policies and flexible working (in both full and part-time roles) can make a huge difference and save you money in the long run!
Get in touch to find out how we can help you can shape roles that work and make things better for your talent, email@example.com