Preparing for motherhood with support from Honeywell

Preparing for motherhood with support from Honeywell

 February 20, 2019

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Women working at Honeywell are enjoying longer maternity leave and feel supported in returning to the workplace.

The company has a structure in place which allows expectant parents to relax safe in the knowledge that they can return to work feeling ready for the challenge.

Michelle Hannan shares how receiving a four-week increase to her paid leave will help her recover after the birth of her baby.

When Michelle found out about the increase in paid leave, she thought the timing was perfect.

Michelle says: “I was about four months pregnant when the announcement came out. This is going to help relieve a lot of the stress about deciding when to return to work. It will give me more time to focus on caring for my new baby and not worrying about having to take unpaid time off.

“This is a scary and exciting time. I am not exactly sure what to expect, other than a lack of sleep! Having a baby will be a big change in my life, and I am looking forward to whatever it brings.”

Time-off to prepare for a new adventure

Michelle admits that, until a baby arrives, their health and delivery is always a concern – so having some extra time before returning to Honeywell will help her to relax and prepare.

“Until he is here, I am worried about the health and safe delivery of my son. Once he arrives, I’ll be focused on how to be the best mom possible to him,” she says.

Although grateful for the time way, Michelle says she will miss her colleagues and the team around her at work.

She adds: “While I am out, I will miss the people I work with the most. Honeywell has a great group of employees, not seeing or speaking to them every day will be a big adjustment.”

Get back into work as a part of the Honeywell team

Honeywell provides competitive maternity and paternity policies to help its workers prepare and take the time they require. The company also helps returners as they transition back into the workforce.

There is no time like the present to read more about Honeywell and the support it offers women returners – and think about taking those first steps back into employment.

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