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Mar 3, 2020

Returning to work after parental leave can be a daunting time for parents. What can managers do to ease this process and support returners in the best way possible?

This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Nicola Boyle and Cat MacLeod speak to Nikki Slowey from Family Friendly Working Scotland and Camden Council's Tom Spencer.

In the episode we discuss:

  • tips for managers supporting parental leave returners
  • some of the classic pitfalls managers fall into
  • the perceived (or actual) gender differences in attitudes towards returners

Show notes

To find out more about Nikki Slowey and Family Friendly Working Scotland, check out their website

The Harvard Business Review article Cat mentioned can be found at

To find out more about more Katherine Johnson and her career at NASA, click here:

Tom's book recommendation was 'You're not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters' by Kate Murphy -

To learn more about Aviva's parental leave policy, click here -

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