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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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Transition to Parenthood - Tips for Professionals Pre-Maternity Leave career development confidence building d&i strategies pregnancy self care Apr 13, 2022

This phase really does feel like a rollercoaster to every woman: excited, energised one moment, sick or tired and fearful of the future the next moment, coupled with a changing body shape and rather adhoc emotions. It’s no surprise that it is a somewhat confusing period in our lives...

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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 Pretend You Care About Women At Work d&i strategies gender diversity inclusive leadership managing working parents motherhood working parents Feb 02, 2022

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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Juggling Fatherhood and Professional Aspiration career development d&i strategies fatherhood work life harmony working parents Nov 08, 2021

Accompanying the transition to parenthood requires a change in assumptions, beliefs, behaviour, and motivations for the parents concerned.

It is probably one of the most challenging and exciting transitions for a woman, amplified by many mental and physical changes and unknowns, with associated...

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How close are you to meeting your target of more women in leadership? d&i strategies gender diversity inclusive leadership Sep 21, 2021

Some time ago 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...

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Five Misconceptions That Make Work-Life Balance Unattainable For Working Parents d&i strategies work life harmony working parents Aug 02, 2021

Even pre-pandemic, most working parents would have said that attempting to achieve a healthy work-life balance is challenging. Now it's even harder. 

Working from home during 2020 blurred the lines between our personal and professional lives. As we transition back to the...

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How Can We Enable Caring And Career? d&i strategies managing working parents smart and flexible working work life harmony working parents May 25, 2020

There is no denying that the impact of COVD-19 has brought many challenges to organisations, large and small. However, it has also driven new working practices and mindsets in leaders that present an incredible opportunity for organisations to accelerate their pursuit of inclusive cultures and...

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How to figure out your D&I priorities and influence your leadership team to act announcements d&i strategies Mar 19, 2020

Trying to improve Diversity and Inclusion in your company can be daunting - where do you start?

What is the right thing to do?

What will drive the best returns?

How can we overcome our own human bias?

But this doesn’t have to be the case. To create a high performing organisation, one that...

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How can employers adapt to the daily changes as a result of the coronavirus? d&i strategies smart flexible working Mar 17, 2020

When we support Swiss based organisations to define and implement Flexible/Smart Working, it often starts with HR and Diversity & Inclusion teams asking us to help them convince their senior leadership teams of the tremendous value flexible working brings.

It can then take many many...

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