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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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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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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 Employers Are Killing Opportunities for Working Mothers to Advance (and what you can do about it) career development d&i strategies inclusive leadership managing working parents motherhood smart and flexible working 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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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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How to Advance Your Career Whilst Working Part Time career development d&i strategies managing working parents return to work smart and flexible working working parents 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 d&i strategies managing working parents maternity leave pregnancy 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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How People Managers Can Prepare Employees For Parental Leave d&i strategies managing working parents maternity leave pregnancy 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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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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Inclusive Leadership Part Two: Cultural Change d&i strategies inclusive leadership managing working parents Jan 24, 2017

This is the final article in a two part series on inclusive leadership (click here to read part one). In this piece we talk about systemic and cultural change: what approaches to process can one introduce to make the system more inclusive?


Firstly, we must understand that diversity is not just a...

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