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"The Executive Coaching Consultancy provides us with a maternity coaching programme for women from all areas of the firm. The coaches help individuals to manage the pressures and responsibilities that can arise during an important period of change which not only affects their career but also their personal life. This is an invaluable service which helps us to retain talent in an increasingly competitive market and to support women working in a high pressure environment."

Caroline Harding - Director of Learning and Development, Herbert Smith LLP

Flexible working News archive

Olswang recognised as a top employer for working families
Our client, international law firm Olswang, has been included in the Top 30 Employers for Working Families list, a benchmark developed by the UK's leading work-life organisation, Working Families. Here, Ffion Griffith the Global Head of HR at Olswang tells us how they managed it… and of course we’re delighted to have helped them by providing their maternity coaching and paternity webinars.

01.12.2014


Returning Talent - we are looking for applications
This successful programme run by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, is now open for applications, helping bridge the gap between stay-at-home parent/carer and re-entering the workplace.

01.12.2014


Shared parental leave
Just four months away from the introduction of Shared Parental Leave in the UK, Tom Beardshaw explores how this will give more choice to new parents and may transform family life for many.

01.12.2014


Starcom MediaVest Group wins gold at Mumsnet Family Friendly awards
For the third year running our client, Starcom MediaVest Group, has been recognised with a gold award for its continued work in developing family friendly practices. They have introduced a panoply of excellent initiatives and we are proud to support their maternity coaching workshops. Here’s a summary of what else they provide.

01.12.2014


Book review - Thrive
Arianna Huffington’s new book Thrive introduces us to the third metric of success and our reviewer Lisa Middlemas found herself hooked… even at 6am!

09.07.2014


Enter The 2014 Power Part Time List
Call for nominations: from trailblazing flexible workers

09.07.2014


New rights to flexible work: a legal update
Is legal change enough? Michelle Chance makes the case for new fathers to get more support and why they need to become more vocal in their demands, if workplace culture is to change.

09.07.2014


Fast forward to 30% : goal of improved board diversity is in sight
There has been an encouraging acceleration of progress towards the objective of achieving a 30% representation of women on the boards of UK companies, but Helena Morrissey, a leading voice on this issue, says that stumbling blocks remain as employers still find themselves struggling to ‘get the basics right’.

27.03.2014


Ashurst’s inspiring ‘Women in Business’ event marks International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day was held in March and to coincide with it, international law firm Ashurst created a three-day programme of events called ‘Women in Business’. This included a lively and entertaining panel session that covered a wide range of topics.

26.03.2014


Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the ECC discover the power of Returning Talent
This transformative programme provides inspiration and guidance to women on resuming their career after taking time out to raise a family. The programme in March generated some fantastic feedback from participants praising the openness and inspiration of the programme leaders and their confidence-boosting advice. We are thrilled to be now taking Returning Talent State-side.

26.03.2014


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