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Welcome! This is Unilever’s portal for line managers of colleagues who are about to become parents, who are on parental leave, or who have returned to the business as working parents.

 

To help you manage your colleague’s transition into parenthood, we’ve split the portal into three sections that take you step-by-step through what you need to prepare, plan and communicate, and when.

 

The pre-leave section includes guidance on your role in the transition, organising cover for your colleague, and making

the process straightforward for your whole team.

 

The on leave section covers ways you can minimise the impact of your colleague’s transition on the team and the wider

business, and the practical actions involved in getting ready for their return.

 

The return to work section has lots of advice on how to help your colleague to re-integrate successfully, and supports

you in looking to the future.

 

Each section also includes handy checklists and toolkits, along with videos of colleagues sharing their own experiences.

You can even sign up for email prompts that remind you what you need to do at each stage.

 

We’ve also provided resources and information that are specific to the country you’re based in.

 

Which stage is your colleague at right now? Click on the tab below.

 

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PRE-LEAVE

GET READY FOR YOUR COLLEAGUE'S MATERNITY OR PATERNITY LEAVE

ON LEAVE

GET ORGANISED FOR YOUR COLLEAGUE'S RETURN

THE RETURN TO WORK

ENSURE YOUR COLLEAGUE’S SUCCESSFUL RETURN