When an employee is returning to work after a leave of absence or maternity

When an employee is returning to work after a leave of absence or maternity, it is essential they are supported and helped to re-engage with the team and daily tasks.
Giving the individual more time and space to complete and achieve results will show that you are committed to supporting them back into work; also setting short term goals can help the individual regain motivation and commitment to the role.
Regular catch up meetings can also help the individual express any issues, concerns or worries they may have in returning to work. As well as provide the leader with the opportunity to discuss expectations.
There will be a lot of information and changes the individual will need review and process; by allowing them the chance to look back on emails, bulletins and correspondence this will help bring them up to speed on the Organisations progress.