Podcast 184 — Supporting Parental Leave Returners

Returning to work after parental leave can be a daunting time for parents. What can managers do to ease this process and support returners in the best way possible?

Written by Nicola Boyle
Published 03 March 2020
Podcast 184 — Supporting Parental Leave Returners

This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Nicola Boyle and Cat MacLeod speak to Nikki Slowey from Family Friendly Working Scotland and Camden Council's Tom Spencer.

In the episode we discuss:

  • tips for managers supporting parental leave returners
  • some of the classic pitfalls managers fall into
  • the perceived (or actual) gender differences in attitudes towards returners


Show notes

To find out more about Nikki Slowey and Family Friendly Working Scotland, check out their website https://www.familyfriendlyworkingscotland.org.uk/

The Harvard Business Review article Cat mentioned can be found at https://hbr.org/2020/03/whats-really-holding-women-back?sf117680049=1

To find out more about more Katherine Johnson and her career at NASA, click here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/24/science/katherine-johnson-dead.html

Tom's book recommendation was 'You're not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters' by Kate Murphy - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Youre-Not-Listening-Missing-Matters/dp/1787300951

To learn more about Aviva's parental leave policy, click here - https://www.aviva.co.uk/business/business-perspectives/featured-articles-hub/equal-parental-leave/

To find out your own unique 3-word address, click here: https://what3words.com/


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Nicola Boyle

Nicola Boyle

Marketing Communications Executive
Nicola has over six years of marketing experience. Her responsibilities include managing social media, podcast and webinar channels, as well content management and event planning. Nicola enjoys identifying and anticipating client needs and delivering the best possible experience to build successful long-standing client relationships.

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