This is a guest post from Kristen Craft, VP of Marketing at Ovia Health.
Every loss of talent is a blow to a team. Companies spend time and resources to recruit the best people, incorporate them into the team, and rely on their skill and drive to make the company the best it can be. When great team members leave, it hurts.
In particular, a lack of support after maternity leave can lead to major talent losses at a company. According to a study by KPMG, global companies spend up to $47 billion recruiting and training new team members to replace women who leave after having a baby.
There’s no way this is sustainable for business or successful for team building. But it’s avoidable if you take the right steps.