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How employers can easily foster a culture of caring & career advancing women caring and career fatherhood managing working parents maternity leave parental leave return to work working parents Jul 01, 2022

Organisations who demonstrate that they value caring are a magnet for attracting and retaining talent.

Yet, what does “caring” mean?

Historically, caring has often been a role associated largely with women and is often reinforced with gender stereotypes reinforced in society, culture...

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Are you meeting your employees' expectations? caring and career fatherhood managing working parents maternity leave parental leave return to work working parents Jul 01, 2022

There is no denying that the impact of COVD-19 brought many challenges to both individuals and businesses, large and small. However, it has also driven new working practices and mindsets that offer an incredible opportunity for organisations to foster inclusive cultures and equality at...

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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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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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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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What Can Employers To Do Support Pumping Mothers In The Workplace? d&i strategies managing working parents motherhood return to work 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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How Can Sophrology Help Working Fathers? d&i strategies fatherhood managing working parents self care work life harmony working parents Jul 10, 2019

During Men's Health Week (10 – 16 June in the UK), we read many of the excellent articles and personal stories shared by men. In our work at Thriving Talent, we hear daily how stress manifests itself when working fathers are trying to juggle personal and professional lives.

Working fathers...

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Return To Work: Finding Flexibility As An Emergency Nurse d&i strategies managing working parents return to work smart and flexible working work life harmony working parents Jun 24, 2019

This return to work case study is a great example of how crucial flexibility is for retaining new mothers in the workplace. Here we share the story of Louise, an advanced nurse practitioner in a hospital emergency department and mother to a baby boy.

When Louise became pregnant she knew that...

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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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