Some company’s roles simply cannot be left on hold for the duration of maternity, that’s the reason you should seek freelance staff to fulfil the role.
What should you do if an employee on maternity leave needs to be covered? Here are the tips:
Prepare all roles’ details by sitting down with the employee going on maternity leave and discussing all the current and potential tasks.
Best to have a clear job description. And to be fair, make it clear the job is temporary term for the duration of your employee’s maternity leave.
Plan as soon as possible after the employee tells you they’re going on maternity leave.
Always keep in touch throughout their absence, so you’re aware of any changes to their leave plans and can adjust your own as needed.