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Diversity And Inclusion Strategy: Working Parent Programmes To Retain And Engage Employees communication at work d&i strategies managing working parents return to work May 19, 2022

What is a working parent programme?

This is an initiative employed by innovative organisations who recognise that the transition to parenthood is a critical, high-risk period, which often creates professional stress and disruption, derailing professional lives and burdening business with...

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Owning Your Voice career development communication at work confidence building d&i strategies return to work Mar 16, 2022

There has been much research and debate around what is the key to advancement for women in business. Much focus is on “fixing”, or as we like to view it "empowering" the individual herself - increasing networking skills and visibility at work, finding a mentor, identifying a sponsor,...

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How to get the most out of your team training budget career development communication at work d&i strategies inclusive leadership 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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How can you make employees feel safe to speak up? communication at work confidence building d&i strategies inclusive leadership 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 Your Competitors are Measuring the ROI of Flexible Working (and so should you) communication at work d&i strategies managing working parents return to work smart and flexible working 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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How to Launch a Parent Program at Work Without the Guesswork communication at work confidence building d&i strategies managing working parents work life harmony working parents Feb 26, 2018

Successful parenthood initiatives and programs 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...

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Congratulations, you're pregnant! When do you tell your boss? communication at work d&i strategies pregnancy 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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Returning from Parental Leave- 1st Meeting with your Manager communication at work confidence building d&i strategies return to work working parents Apr 21, 2017

We recommend that you and your Manager meet or at least speak virtually, ideally on your first day back from your parental leave; so that you can quickly re-orient yourself to the world of professional working!

What is the purpose of this meeting? Ideally, it will cover the following points:

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How to be an Emotionally Intelligent Manager prior to a parental break communication at work d&i strategies managing working parents maternity leave Feb 07, 2017

Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, and those of the people around you. Having emotional intelligence as a Leader is essential for success, especially during periods of change. Recognising your own stress when the team will be changing as a...

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Flexible Working from the Perspective of a Line Manager/Team Leader communication at work d&i strategies inclusive leadership managing working parents return to work May 31, 2016

Inclusiveness and gender parity is fortunately a key focus for astute organisations. One strategy deployed considers how to better support professionals during the challenging transition to parenthood; so that they feel it is possible to continue with professional aspirations and successfully...

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