Great! Any changes you can make to help boost the image of your organization as supportive of parental leave and other work-life balance programs will attract a more diverse pool of top talent. As you have learned, employers should closely examine the resources and programs available at all transition points so that employees feel supported.
According to Annette Bergeron, P.Eng., Past President of Engineers Canada, ”The Managing Transitions guide aims to create welcoming workplaces in the profession with good leave practices that will attract and retain talented employees, both women and men. Studies show that best parental leave practices lead to better retention and promotion of women.”
Check out this useful guide from Engineers Canada and Geoscientists Canada, Managing Transitions: Before, During and After Leave for Employees and Employers in STEM Sectors