Before your employee takes family leave, preparing your coworkers with the proper files and documents they may need in your absence should be step one.(Photo: Shutterstock)

The shifting expectations of the workforce are compelling companies to reconsider their HR policies and benefits, including family leave. The pandemic instilled a renewed interest in work-life balance that has led companies to reconsider their current policies in the hopes of recruiting and retaining quality workers. As such, many companies are extending their family leave policies for up to six months to help them on their journey and promote a more inclusive workplace.

Related: Pandemic driving greater business support for paid leave

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