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Case Study: Lawyer Headhunted On Maternity Leave career development d&i strategies managing working parents maternity leave pregnancy return to work smart and flexible working 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 career development d&i strategies managing working parents 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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First Month Back Disaster: Returning From Maternity Leave d&i strategies managing working parents maternity leave return to work work life harmony working parents Mar 25, 2019

What happens when new mothers are not supported fully  upon returning from maternity leave?

It’s not just the mother who suffers - the business squashes the career ambitions of a dedicated employee within the company and risks losing a skilled worker. This case study demonstrates a...

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Inclusion as the lever for Balance for Better: International Women’s Day d&i strategies Mar 18, 2019

This March, I have been actively participating in events to mark International Women’s Day/Week/Month and honour the theme of Balance for Better, by speaking, running Work Life Integration workshops or actively participating in some of the many great events held here in Switzerland.

Balance...

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How To Advance Your Career Whilst Working Part Time (Part Two) career development d&i strategies motherhood smart and flexible working working parents Mar 08, 2019

How can you achieve your career goals and ambitions, whilst working reduced hours? This question is not only relevant to working parents but to anyone who wishes to pursue their professional aspirations and personal goals.

In part one of this three part series, we touched upon some of the things...

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Flexible Working In Switzerland: Where Are We Now? d&i strategies smart and flexible working Feb 27, 2019

What is the current state of flexible working in Switzerland and what best practices are proven to be effective? In an effort to answer that question, we have partnered with Advance to launch a new research project on Flexible and Smart Working.

There is growing pressure for businesses to...

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Looking Back To Look Forward in 2019 d&i strategies self care smart and flexible working Dec 20, 2018

As the festive season is soon upon us, I am “walking the talk”. How, you may ask? Well, I am doing what we encourage others to do all the time - I am taking a moment to press “pause”.

When I think about the conversations over this festive, sociable period, family, friends...

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The Secret Weapon To Boost Your Diversity And Inclusion Efforts d&i strategies employee resource groups gender diversity inclusive leadership Oct 30, 2018

Did you know that there is a secret weapon that helps to foster respect and promote inclusion within the workplace?

 

Enter the ERG

 

ERG - it sounded like an advanced Ai software secret weapon to that only folks in D&I knew about. That’s exactly what I thought this was...

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Dads Don’t Babysit: A Challenge To Fathers d&i strategies fatherhood Oct 11, 2018

Parents around the world want to give their children a better life. David Freed and James Millar want their children to grow up in a more equal world, and they’ve written a book calling on fathers, mothers, employers and policymakers to join the cause.

Their new book “Dads Don’t...

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It’s A No Brainer: The Power Of Flexible Parental Leave d&i strategies fatherhood managing working parents motherhood return to work smart and flexible working work life harmony working parents 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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