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Supporting new mothers at work

The Fawcett Society has published an employer’s guide on supporting new mother at work.

The suggestions for employers include:

  • Build a clear policy framework– This should be shared with management and employees to assist productive conversations before family leave begins.
  • Use data– This allows employers to track retention, training, and promotion.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive culture – Educate staff to build a culture that understands the challenges faced by parents.
  • Upskill managers – Compulsory management training to support returning parents.
  • Embed flexible work options– Have conversations with returning parents to find working patterns suitable for both parents.
  • Champion affordable childcare – Educate management about the pressures brought by childcare.

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