Over recent weeks or months, many of you may have been furloughed by your employer and enjoyed weeks of watching Netflix and trying to master new hobbies. Under government guidelines, we are now being encouraged to return to work, only if safe and our stay at home bubbles will soon burst, and we will be back to work with a bang. Undoubtedly, after so much time without any real routine or structure, many will struggle to get back into the swing of going back to work. To help you out, Purple Panda Recruitment have put together our top tips on making the transition back to work, whenever it is, as easy as possible:
One in four people in the UK will have a mental health problem at some point in their lifetime. Anxiety and depression are the most common problems which are often a reaction to a difficult life event, such as bereavement, but can also be caused by work-related issues. The value added to the economy by people who are at work and have had or have mental health problems is as high as £225 billion per year, which represents 12.1% of the UK’s total GDP.
As a woman, returning to work after you’ve been living in the bubble of a new-born can be daunting. You will be asked when you will return to work before you go on maternity leave and at this point, your employer should give you a date to return to work. They will assume you’ll be away for a year unless you advise them you wish to return to work earlier.