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

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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Thriving Talent announces strategic partnership to provide parenthood transition and inclusion services and products to the Benelux region

Nov 30, 2017

Today, Thriving Talent is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership to provide parenthood transition and inclusion solutions to the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Angel Buster has joined as Managing Partner and will work with forward-thinking employers based in the region to better...

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How People Managers Can Prepare Employees For Parental Leave

Oct 24, 2017

As a people manager, the role you play in helping a pregnant employee or an expecting parent to transition onto a parental break has a significant impact on the individual's ability to exit and return with confidence and commitment.

It’s normal to be daunted by the prospect of a...

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Congratulations, you're pregnant! When do you tell your boss?

Oct 16, 2017

One of the things professional women struggle with when they learn they are pregnant, is communicating the news with their boss and managing communications from then on.

If you only follow one piece of advice, please don’t fall into the trap of telling anyone else at work before your boss!...

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