Maternity leave, towards a serene and anticipated transition
Future mom, you start announcing the news around you. It is the turn of your professional ecosystem to be informed. This sometimes delicate situation has not escaped our Eye of the recruiter. Here are some tips for making the transition from maternity leave the best possible way.
Statutory maternity leave is set at 16 weeks. It most often begins 6 weeks before the expected date of delivery and ends 10 weeks after the child’s arrival. We advise you to set deadlines in agreement with your employer as soon as possible to stagger your activity.
We also recommend discussing with him first (to prevent him from learning it from someone else) around the following questions:
- What are the means to be implemented so that the team can take over your projects?
- How to stay up to date while on vacation?
- How does your employer react to the news and what are his fears?
A few weeks before the return, a meeting with the N+1 to set the objectives and the new rules together is very useful to get back into the bath smoothly. Calling your team a few days before or even organizing a drink can also allow you to reconnect and talk about the state of mind in which you are coming back. One can look forward to returning on a regular basis throughout the leave. Depending on his degree of involvement, we organize a point-ritual with his team to keep up to date with the files. It also allows you to maintain a link with your company.
Finally, if you are having a job interview when you are pregnant, even if you have no legal obligation on the subject, it is better to be clear from the start. Announce the news to your future employer who will not have so no surprises. He will be able to anticipate your integration and begin to build a relationship of trust with you.
We should also not forget that this leave must above all provide time for personal renewal. It also makes it possible to implement a new organization. The opportunity to return to work in good shape…