Maternity: pregnancy, parenthood and beyond

By How to Hustle with Talent Atelier

Put the kettle on because today's episode is a long one. Rachel and Jo speak with HR expert Elma O'Reilly about pregnancy and parenthood in the workplace. From telling your team and managing everyone's expectations while you (potentially) throw up in a bin, through to hiring your maternity cover, all the way to returning back to work. Elma is our resident HR guru at Talent Atelier and we often parachute her into companies needing support. She has worked internationally for businesses including Nike and PVH as well as starting her own company, Parallel London. For advice and helpful information on maternity/paternity leave go to We also really recommend Tommys charity for more sensitive support within the pregnancy and pregnancy loss world. As always, if you have any ideas, comments or questions then please do reach out on, and we also have a growing archive of articles on

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