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It’s A No Brainer: The Power Of Flexible Parental Leave

Sep 20, 2018

Paid parental leave is essential for children, important for families, and good for business. Parental support from the organisations they work for is something that prospective parents want, because they know intuitively that spending more time with each other and with their newborn is going to...

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How Your Competitors are Measuring the ROI of Flexible Working (and so should you)

Sep 04, 2018

“It seems that one day soon, flexible working could simply be known as ‘working’. We are reaching the tipping point.” - Mark Dixon, CEO and Founder, IWG

Flexible workers have been fighting an unfair public relations battle over the misconception that they are less...

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Achieving a culture of wellbeing in a diverse and inclusive workplace

Jul 31, 2018

I know what you’re thinking. A culture of wellbeing in a diverse and inclusive workplace is surely no more than a dream! Well, it’s not easy to achieve, we will say that. But it’s entirely possible.

Imagine if every person, regardless of their disability, race, ethnicity,...

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Does unconscious bias training really work?

Jun 28, 2018

An increasing number of businesses and organisations have introduced unconscious bias training over the last few years and there has been a lot of of praise for its success as a tool to promote diversity and inclusion. On the other hand, some reports have suggested that unconscious bias training...

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What Do Professional Fathers Need?

Jun 15, 2018

June is a month which holds much focus for fathers. Several countries celebrate Father’s Day and it is also the month for International Men’s Health Week (June 11-17), celebrated annually to promote and honour the importance of the health and wellness of boys and men.

It seems an...

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How Employers Are Killing Opportunities for Working Mothers to Advance (and what you can do about it)

May 23, 2018

We recently celebrated Mother’s Day here in Geneva, Switzerland. Grateful children and dads took mums out to lunch, bought them flowers, ran them baths, and made them cards to show her how special she is to them and what a great job she does in the home.

But what about the job she does at...

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Call to action to improve Switzerland’s ranking in Best Environment for Working Women

Mar 06, 2018

I may be competitive but 26th place for the best environment for working women is not an acceptable statistic for Switzerland. How can a country whose public system and quality of life outstrips so many other countries, be so poor at providing an environment where women can thrive professionally?...

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How to launch a parent initiative at work without the guesswork

Feb 26, 2018

Successful parenthood initiatives work together with your organisation and employees to help them better understand and proactively manage the impact of parenthood.

Over 35% of female talent in their thirties do not return from maternity break or leave within the first 24 months. Of the 65% who...

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How to advance your career whilst working part time

Jan 26, 2018

Last year, I was delivering one of our most popular workshops for one of our Swiss corporate clients, and I took the time to review the workshop evaluation feedback on my train journey home.  One attendee shared that she would have liked to have spent time looking at: How to advance...

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Hearing the news: a line manager's guide to the pregnant employee

Dec 19, 2017

Upon hearing that an employee is pregnant, your first feeling as a line manager is likely to be panic. Even though you are happy for your colleague, you know it’s going to be a stressful time ahead for you.

Managing a team member through pregnancy, maternity leave, and beyond can be a...

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