Research shows that within 12–24 months of having their first child, as many as 30 per cent of female professionals leave their organisation. Those who do return often opt out of leadership opportunities.
Men also experience challenges at work after becoming a father. Research shows that a third of fathers feel burnt out trying to juggle work and parental responsibilities.
As a result, parents of today and tomorrow choose organisations that encourage them to honour their family values. As dual-career families become the norm, professionals are moving to organisations with a culture, policies and leaders that enable them to thrive both at work and at home.
While there is a clear movement toward more positive and supportive workplaces, new parents and the organisations that value them as employees are still navigating to find a balance between personal and professional success. Many companies still struggle to retain their top female talent and eliminate diversity barriers while suffering from the "leaky-pipe" syndrome and rising levels of burn-out.
Thriving Talent works with forward-thinking organisations and their employees to better understand and proactively manage the impact of parenthood by focusing on the key transitional periods: before, during and after maternity and paternity.
We help organisations reduce the attrition of talented individuals while increasing their talent pools, boosting employee engagement and creating a more supportive, diverse and inclusive workplace and culture.
Our programmes cover the four stages of parental transition: before the baby's arrival, when the parent is preparing to return to work, after the employee is back at work, and longer-term career sustainability.
By combining our e-learning platform, Thrive Online, with practical master-classes and group and individual coaching, we ensure working parents, line managers and HR all have access to our knowledge and expertise.
To start with, we truly care! We have set ourselves a challenging target—to empower 1 million parents by the end of 2020. We firmly believe that all parents should have the choice to care and have a career.
We actively support HR and diversity and inclusion functions to get buy-in from senior leaders and to demonstrate the return on investment our solutions offer.
Our holistic maternity coaching formula guides new parents to reconcile professional and personal aspirations, enabling employees to maintain high performance.
Thrive Online is our cost-effective e-learning solution for working parents and their line managers. It is available off the shelf or customised, allowing you to scale training across your organisation.
We offer a menu of practical and interactive in-person workshops focused on working mothers, fathers and line managers.
We partner with you to design and implement solutions around parenthood transitions to enable positive, long-term impact on the organisational culture.
We are committed to your organisation’s success and making this process as easy as possible. From off-the-shelf toolkits to plug and play strategies and tools, we have your internal launch covered.
We offer complimentary high-value insights, case studies and practical tools that build awareness and buy-in to provoke needed change.
"Thanks so much for running the working parents workshops. You know you're doing something right when the unanimous feedback at the end of the sessions is “It was too short.” And on a personal note, it was moving and heartwarming to hear so many male colleagues talking so openly and honestly about what being a father means that them."