TESTIMONIALS OF RETURNERS

TESTIMONIALS OF RETURNERS

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Kamaljeet Hayer

"I joined TD in Sep 21 as an HR Analyst. I don’t think I could have joined a better organization to return to work, the encouragement and support I have received from my colleagues at TD has been excellent. The work culture at TD is very inclusive, with leaders who are accessible. The initial support from Mums@Work during the settling in period was also very helpful as it made the transition very smooth".

Lorraine How

"Having left the workforce to take care of my family for a number of years, I wasn’t sure if I can or want to return to work. The 'Return to Work' program has helped made the transition back to work so much easier. The preparation sessions with the career counsellors and regular check-ins has helped me think beyond just professional skills. I needed to focus on myself, what I am trying to achieve and getting support from my family.  I was never alone in this journey but am supported by my family, my manager, the company and the excellent team from Mums@Work."

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Christine Kuan

"Prior to joining TD, I have read and heard about the awesome culture. After 6 months with TD, I knew I made the right choice. Two things that stood out to me the most would probably be an inclusive workplace where people can bring their true selves to work, and a leadership team that really cares about employee wellbeing. As a working mother, I need to have a good balance between work and family, which my manager and other leaders are very supportive of. So, a big thank you to TD, for giving me this opportunity to return to the workforce after taking a two-year career break and making this return an enjoyable one!"

Luanne Choy

"After taking a break for 4 years to look after my son, the task to go back to the workforce was daunting. I was worried if I am still relevant and if I could find a job. When I chance upon Mums@Work programme with TD. I was impressed on how the programme was run, and how the focus was to help mummies to get a foot into the workforce and providing them the tools and support in this journey. Mums@Work is changing the social landscape, they are in the business of providing hope to many women out there."

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Jade Seah

"I had some initial apprehension joining a 'return to work' programme as I did not want a label attached to my professional persona or people to treat me very differently.  As with many other things in life, this was all in my head and unfounded!  The programme was well executed – there was ample preparation before starting work, support and individual coaching provided, frequent check-ins and communication with both the programme organizers and our line managers.  I was concerned about joining an organization and working remotely, but my manager and colleagues were patient and welcoming, and the transition into WFO/WFH was practically seamless.  The programme allowed me to be exposed to different projects and teams within the bank, allowed me to learn at my own pace.  I will highly recommend this programme to anyone (not only Mums) looking to return to the workplace."

MANAGERS' TESTIMONIALS
OF RETURNERS

"The partnership with Mums@Work Career Navigators has been a key success factor in our return-to-work program. We have learned over the years, high caliber talent on its own is simply not enough.  The coaching and re-integration workshops for returners and managers has really made the difference by creating a transparent working rhythm, instilling confidence in participants and ensuring the right cultural fit overall – something we highly value at TD."

"The Mums@Work program is an excellent avenue for hiring experienced and talented professionals.  The time needed to assimilate into our working culture is reduced dramatically as a result of prior work experience which, in turn, is an asset to the manager and team."

"Christine joined TD in September and has been an invaluable asset since day one.  She has demonstrated a drive to re-integrate into the workforce and desire to contribute to the team's success.  Her inquisitive nature into our processes coupled with past industry experience has led to useful process improvements.  The support from Mums@Work, acting as an intermediary for the first 3 months, has helped ensure Christine and I are on the same page in terms of expectations and objectives."

"Our colleague who joined us through the Career Re-Ignite program has been a fantastic addition to the team! Having previously worked in another industry prior to her career break, she has brought a different skill-set and perspective to the team which has been invaluable. In addition, her enthusiasm and willingness to learn has injected new energy to the team and has had a significant positive impact on our ability to deliver for our client groups."