You asked

  1. In 2012, 2013 and 2014 how many parents went on maternity or paternity leave?

  2. What was the average length of this maternity or paternity leave?

  3. For those who went on leave in 2012 and 2013 how many parents changed their hours or the way in which they worked (i.e part time, using flexi time or job share) within 12 months and 24 months of returning?

  4. How many parents left their job after maternity leave within 24 months of returning and what were their reasons for leaving?

  5. What flexible working options does your department provide?

  6. What HR and growth costs has the department incurred as a result of loss of talent within this demographic, this includes the time it takes for a new employee to get to optimum efficiency level which Oxford Economics anticipates to be 28 weeks worth of wages

We said

Please find the answers to Questions 5 and 6. The answers to Questions 1 - 4 can be found in the download.

 5. The flexible working options that our Department provides; a) Part-time b) Job sharing c) Compressed hours d) School Term-time working. Hours can be negotiated with line managers around the business need and each case is considered individually to find the best outcome for both the individual and the business area

 6. We do not keep records on specific costs of this demographic