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Discover opinion pieces, articles, case studies and breaking Thriving Talent news.

Do you think you got enough sleep this past week?

Oct 17, 2019

Do you usually wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day or do you feel groggy and slow and in need of a caffeine kick? If this is how you feel, then you are not alone as the majority of adults nowadays are not getting the recommended eight hours of sleep each night.

Sleep is one of...

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How close are you to meeting your target of more women in leadership?

Oct 15, 2019

Last weekend I was talking to an old friend who has recently retired from his role as Chief Operating Officer in a global organisation and the subject of gender parity at all levels of leadership came up. 

He shared how his company had invested millions in training over the years and yet the...

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How Can We Enable Diverse Teams To Leverage Flexibility?

Sep 23, 2019

Creating working environments where diversity in teams can thrive requires flexibility and there’s no one size fits all solution. 

We need to provide flexibility whether it is for someone celebrating Ramadan and needing to be home at sunset, someone going out on maternity leave, or...

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How to get the most out of your team training budget

Sep 17, 2019

With the last quarter of the financial year coming up for many organisations here in Switzerland, it’s time for leaders to take a look at how well they utilised their training and team training budgets. 

If you’re reading this in September - you have under 10 weeks to utilise...

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Do You Feel Relaxed After A Family Holiday With Young Children?

Sep 03, 2019

There’s a good reason you often hear people say they need a holiday to recover from their family holiday with young children. It’s meant as a joke, but it’s sometimes true…

As we return to work after the summer we tend to feel a range of things - relief mixed with sadness...

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How can you make employees feel safe to speak up?

Aug 05, 2019

Do your employees feel safe to speak up, even when what they have to say goes against the grain? 

Encouraging your employees to make themselves heard and speak up is one thing. But are they saying what they think you want to hear? Making individuals feel secure enough to voice their true...

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How Can Sophrology Help Working Fathers?

Jul 10, 2019

During Men's Health Week (10 – 16 June in the UK), we read many of the excellent articles and personal stories shared by men. In our work at Thriving Talent, we hear daily how stress manifests itself when working fathers are trying to juggle personal and professional lives.

Working fathers...

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Return To Work: Finding Flexibility As An Emergency Nurse

Jun 24, 2019

This return to work case study is a great example of how crucial flexibility is for retaining new mothers in the workplace. Here we share the story of Louise, an advanced nurse practitioner in a hospital emergency department and mother to a baby boy.

When Louise became pregnant she knew that...

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Case Study: Lawyer Headhunted On Maternity Leave

May 28, 2019

When a driven, ambitious lawyer announces that she is having a baby, her employer has some key decisions to make to ensure a smooth departure and return. In this case, one employer’s loss was another’s gain…  

Although happy to share her story, this lawyer wanted to remain...

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Part Time Employees Rising: The Role Of The Line Manager

Apr 29, 2019

Employees who work part time hours are still facing many barriers to advance their career. Researchers demonstrate that a very low proportion of leadership roles are performed at less than 100%.

An organisation not only needs to look internally at its culture, processes and...

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