Returning to work can be a daunting process, especially after a period away on maternity leave or shared parental leave.
Leaders Plus have a number of free resources to support you as you navigate your own return, helping to ensure it's a smooth transition. Access our free return-to-work checklist for returners, blogs featuring essential tips for your return and advice on setting boundaries plus podcast episodes featuring senior leaders who have been there and returned successfully.
The Return to Work checklist is packed with lots of helpful tips on what to think about before you schedule your return, key questions to ask your line manager (including how best to frame any flexible working requests), and common pitfalls to avoid when returning.
Please complete the short form below to download the Return to Work checklist.
Read What's Worked for Others
Over on the Leaders Plus blog our CEO Verena Hefti MBE has detailed 4 essential tips for a successful return to work to help support you as you navigate combining work and family.
Once you return to work it's very important to set clear boundaries, both for your own well-being and family life. Over on our blog, we share 3 easy steps to define and assert your boundaries to have a positive impact on your career.
Listen to Senior Leaders Who Have Successfully Returned from Maternity Leave on the Big Careers, Small Children Podcast
There are a number of episodes of our 5* rated Big Careers, Small Children podcast which would be helpful for any parents returning to listen to:
Find Big Careers, Small Children on Apple Music, Spotify or wherever you normally get your podcasts. Or search through the episodes here.
The Leaders Plus Fellowship Can Support Your Return to Work
Our multi-award-winning Fellowship Programmes are for leaders who have young children and are progressing senior leadership careers.
Our programmes have been expertly designed to:
- enable parents to stay on the leadership pipeline whilst still enjoying their children
- create a positive movement for change so no parent has to choose between career and family
- tackle a root cause of the gender pay gap by supporting parents to progress in their careers