Working Parents Series
Today the first article has been published in a new series I have written on concepts for working parents. The website is Family Capers, it’s a great place for recipes, tips, information and more for parents. Check out the link to my article here: http://www.familycapers.com.au/when-parental-leave-is-over-5-tips-to-trouble-free-transition-to-work/
This article was inspired by own experiences of returning to work as a single parent, and how unprepared I was for the changes not only to myself and my outlook on life, but also to my working conditions and environment.
I believe that it is vital for the long term career success of parents returning to work to be as prepared as possible, so this series will cover concepts around leave, flexible work, negotiating and liaising with your supervisors, acclimatizing to the work place and more.
I also believe that many workplaces do themselves no favors by not taking into account the needs of their staff with children or away on parental leave. It is natural for workplaces, bosses and employers to focus on their work and the needs of their business, rather than the needs of individual employees. But I know from experience and many discussions from both points of view, that often these are one and the same thing.
Businesses want their trained, experienced staff to stick around. But if they don’t empower these staff to do their jobs when faced with serious life changes, such as becoming parents, then the staff will have no choice but to look for somewhere that fits with their new requirements.
It does not take much to help returning parents to engage fully in their work and to reintegrate smoothly back to being productive and valuable assets. Businesses, I invite you to subscribe below to get more resources to help you simply, quickly and cheaply adjust your processes and optimize your workplaces for your parent staff.