Hi, I’m James Pither and the husband of Holly. I don’t think I’ve ever really contributed to a blog before, so what better way than to write a guest post on my own wife’s blog. Hopefully I can relay some of my thoughts about her maternity leave and the career challenges/ opportunities this might pose….
There is so much to think about when getting prepped for maternity leave, so let me help take the strain off with my maternity leave checklist: Know your rights – especially when it comes to taking time off for antenatal care, pay and sick leave. Have a look at the uk website for more details….
One of my biggest concerns around taking mat leave was around finding the right cover. We are based out in Oxfordshire, so it often means we struggle with getting really good people into the agency, especially at a more senior level. I was also a little concerned about how I would run the interview process….