A BUSINESS support consultancy is expanding its activities to tackle the problems faced by parents returning to the workplace after starting a family.
Mirfield-based Threedom Solutions, which provides business coaching and services around human resources, said many parents felt unprepared for the challenge of balancing work and home life – and that having a young family had regularly impacted on their performance at work.
Director Janie Lambeth, a mother of two, said: “Many of the parents we spoke to said they felt unsupported in the work place once they’d announced they were pregnant and – inevitably – a lack of confidence when they returned to it.
“When you consider it can cost between three and five times an employee’s salary if they choose not to return after parental leave, these are concerns that companies shouldn’t be ignoring.”
Threedom Solutions has devised a series of workshops to tackle issues relating to maternity leave, including preparing and managing the handover, dealing with personal anxieties, improving personal confidence, re-integrating into the business and managing work-life balance.
Said Janie: “As a working mum of two boys I understand what issues new parents face and how daunting it can be returning to work.
“These workshops are about finding the right work-life balance and getting the best results for both the business and the individual.”
Threedom Solutions has worked with national and Yorkshire-based clients, including retail financial adviser Sesame Bankhall Group, Lloyds Banking Group and Elland-based landscaping products firm Marshalls Plc.
It also delivers parenting coaching under the Next Generation Coaching franchise, a series of courses designed to enhance performance in the business, sport and education fields.