Category Archives: Maternity leave

Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment – Beyond the Hype

Diversity and Inclusion recruitment processes and workforces are the buzz words right now. If the level of white noise was a benchmark, we should be there and all sorted. But we’re not. So  what’s going on behind the hype? Why aren’t diversity and inclusion recruitment initiatives working? I see regular, but superficial posts about the…

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Maternity leave – then what?

Maternity leave: then what? Making decisions about going back to work after maternity leave is always challenging.  D-day looms large and is unavoidable. Decisions have to be made eventually. The period leading  up to the return to work can be one of great stress. What goes on for the new mother? Guilt and angst These emotions plays…

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Left holding the baby: Maternity leave without a strategy

According to the Economist (December 31, 1999) the oral contraceptive is ”the greatest science and technology advance in the twentieth century“. This gave men and women hitherto unparalleled access in the developed world, to widely available and sophisticated birth control. Pregnancy now is an event that is usually carefully planned. Well mostly! It seems that after conception is when the planning becomes a bit haphazard! When I coach clients…

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Children: A corporate inconvenience?

Negative fallout is being reported for both men and women who take or wish to assume responsibility for parenting and childcare. My thoughts were further compounded after reading that women of child-bearing age are considered to be employment risks  and still further, a recent proposal to investigate the extension of the provision of childcare  services in UK schools, by lengthening the school day until 8.00pm 12 hour…

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A great divide: planned parenthood and corporate planning

Planned parenthood is commonplace for professional men and women today. Yet organisations seem to have contingency plans in place for anthing from a terroist threat to natural disasters, but not maternity leave. Why is that?

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Executive search, dinosaurs and maternity leave

You would think that when you reach a certain age there shouldn’t be much left in this life that can surprise you. But yet it does …every day! It seems that my destiny is to live in a state of perpetual surprise or shock. This monty alone I have raised my eyebrows around execs not…

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Motherhood and the CV Gap

Wally Bock in Momentor says  about Motherhood and the CV gap “Even with men taking paternity leave, women face a career challenge that few if any men will ever face. This one of those situations where there are no easy answers, only intelligent choices. Dorothy Dalton lays them out for you in what is the…

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