The Modern Business Case for Parental Leave Coaching
If your organisation is anything like the millions of others out there, your goal is to attract and retain the best and the brightest of candidates. And, as a responsible organisation, you generally recruit an equal number of men and women.
But what happens when you can’t retain your female employees during the years that they have children? One study reported that up to 30% of women in the workforce will leave during this time.
As organisations struggle to retain high performing employees, especially women, more and more companies are turning to Parental Leave Coaching for help.
What is Parental Leave Coaching?
Imagine a female executive at the height of her career, working long hours and putting all of her energy into her job. Now imagine that same employee trying to navigate going on Parental Leave, transitioning back into the workforce and trying to juggle work and a newborn.
Parental leave coaching helps to alleviate some of those concerns, provide a smooth transition out of and back into the workforce, and helps the employee to integrate work and life in ways that work for them and their organisation.
Parental Leave coaches are trained to provide physiological and psychological support, along with practical assistance in navigating the Parental Leave process.
Why Is Parental Leave Coaching Right for Your Organisation?
Parental Leave is one of the most challenging times in an employee’s career. A new parent who feels supported during this time is more likely to feel valued, to stay with their employer, and be more productive upon their return.
A loyal employee means higher retention rates and lower turnover. All of these things equate to lower recruitment costs for your organisation. Offering this lifestyle benefit will help you to retain top talent and avoid losing high level institutional knowledge.
Turnover, especially at the executive level, causes employee anxiety and has a direct impact on morale. Taking steps to support your employees through the Parental Leave process will help mitigate such risks associated with this significant leave transition.
Parental Leave coaching is offered by some of the top employers in the nation and many of the best candidates will consider this benefit when deciding whether to take a job. By offering Parental Leave Coaching, you position your organisation as an employer of choice.
Lower turnover, productive employees, and a recruiting tool – these are just some of the benefits of offering Parental Leave Coaching to your employees. Visit www.transitioningwell.com.au for more information, resources and research on our RETAIN OzTM Parental Leave Coaching Program.