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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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The “New Normal” After Covid-19: A Challenge Or An Opportunity? return to work smart and flexible working Apr 21, 2020

Over the last 2 years in Switzerland, Thriving Talent has seen an increase of organisations seeking help to integrate flexible working models so that they can compete as an employer of choice, to attract and retain talent.

Prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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How Can We Enable Diverse Teams To Leverage Flexibility? d&i strategies inclusive leadership smart and flexible working Sep 23, 2019

Creating working environments where diversity in teams can thrive requires flexibility and there’s no one size fits all solution. 

We need to provide flexibility whether it is for someone celebrating Ramadan and needing to be home at sunset, someone going out on maternity leave, or...

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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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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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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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