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Getting Back In the Workforce After Maternity Leave

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Johanna was recently interviewed as part of an article in the Irish Examiner; ‘Getting back in the workforce after maternity leave’. The article cites a recent survey by RecruitIreland, which found that 63% of mothers are apprehensive about returning to work post maternity leave.

Despite the return to work being a challenging period for many mothers, Johanna refers to the SEVENx7 research ‘Managing Maternity in Ireland: Maximising Reintegration and Retention’ and recommends that employers see maternity leave as a significant talent-management opportunity, rather than a short-term operational problem to be solved.

Moreover, Johanna points out the importance of employers keeping in contact with mothers during their maternity leave, as it eases the transition back and helps mothers to hit the ground running on their return.

Click here to read the full article by Helen O’Callaghan.