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Did Equal Pay Day Pass You By?

Feb 24, 2020

It’s time we stopped turning a blind eye to gender inequality. February 22nd was Equal Pay Day. Up until this day, women in Switzerland had been working for free. Men had been paid for equivalent work since 1st January. 

This needs to change. 

Switzerland now ranks 18th place in...

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What Can Employers To Do Support Pumping Mothers In The Workplace?

Jan 31, 2020

The transition back to work after maternity leave for a new mother brings many challenges, one of which is being able to breastfeed. Too many mothers still feel they must make a choice between breastfeeding and keeping their job, and it is our role as employers to change that. 

The most...

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The Year In Review: what has 2019 done for working parents?

Dec 16, 2019

At Thriving Talent & Thriving Parents, we have a goal to empower 1 million parents by end of 2020. As we come to closing 2019, we’ve looked back at some of the reports and stories in the news that either delighted or disappointed us! 

January

In January 2019 a study was published...

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How To Pretend You Care About Women At Work

Nov 26, 2019

How to PRETEND you care about women at work

Provide training opportunities out of hours

Offering additional training and networking opportunities shows that you care about supporting and developing your female employees. However offering these opportunities outside of working hours can...

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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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