I have been working at Kronos Incorporated full-time (More than 3 years)
Kronos is a Great Place to Work! The unique culture and working environment has helped make my maternity leave as stress free as possible, enabling me to concentrate on the new addition to my family.
Prior to my 12 months leave, I was able to take an active role in the recruitment of my cover, which really helped put me at ease and was great to be able to handover any active work. I also had the flexibility of working from home or taking time off during the last stages of pregnancy when physical movement became difficult.
During my leave, I had the opportunity to keep in touch and my manager and team regularly kept me up to date with major changes and general happenings at work. I did 8 paid ‘Keeping in Touch’ days during the year and the support I received during these days was phenomenal. It felt so good to be part of a team again, taking a break from childcare duties. But even when I couldn’t find childcare, my little one was welcomed into the office, so I could still participate in important meetings.
Upon my return, I have been able to do a phased return to work, working just a few days a week at first, to reduce the shock to both me and my little one and give me time to get my brain into gear.
Even more communication during the build up to my to my return could have helped my unexplained anxiety about returning to work and leaving my little one. Athough I do know there is an EAP available.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Kronos Incorporated (Bracknell, England) in February 2016.
I applied via Linked In - very straightforward process and had a call from a very friendly lady to schedule a phone interview for a week later.
First Interview with TA Team - background check, i think a cultural fit check? general competency questions - i was made to feel completely at ease during the whole process
2nd Interview with another members of the Marketing team - lots of questions of my skills and background, run through of CV history
3rd Interview with the recruiting manager - again, background and skills check and "how would you" type questions
4th Interview with General Manager
The feedback process during the whole time was outstanding - frequent calls and emails from the excellent TA team all the way through the process and offer stage.
If you can describe an interview process as enjoyable ... then I might describe this as such!