Work, Family & You
We are on a mission to affect change. Family-friendly workplaces are good for everyone. And when workplaces aren’t supportive it holds back talented people. This leads to a diminished pool of future leaders. Not every employee or organisation can call on the type of coaching support that we provide and that we know is key to thriving at work. So, we have opted to open up access to some of our favourite and valuable resources. It’s available to everyone and please do share.
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Click the topic to discover the resources that are relevant to where you may be in the parental transition or as someone caring for others. Alternatively, as a manager, you may be looking for resources to help support your working parents or caregivers.
Working Life As A Parent Am I Being Mummy Tracked? Spot The Signs and 4 Tips for Tackling It
Thinking Ahead Are You Doing All You Can to be an Inclusive Colleague?
Thinking Ahead Key Conversations to Have With Your Partner Before Becoming Parents
Thinking Ahead Advice If You’re Thinking About IVF, Adoption or Surrogacy
Support your Working Parents & Caregivers
In this area, you’ll find our latest research and thought pieces to help you develop robust strategies to support and retain your working parents and caregivers.
The Parental Fog Index 2020Our second annual, Parental Fog Index, ranks the websites for the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers by how transparent their support is for working parents.
Empathy – The Missing Link to InclusionOne of the most misleading beliefs about workplace diversity and inclusion is that if the rational benefits of greater inclusivity are explained, alongside how unconscious biases could be influencing our behaviours – that armed with this information, we will change.
Inclusive Leadership – Future Proofing Your Management StyleGeraldine Gallacher reveals several statements that she has heard multiple times from managers when she asked them about their management style. They’re widely held beliefs. But they could mark leaders out as being out of touch. So, if you’re interested in future-proofing your management style, read on.
The Pandemic and Xenophobia: an Evolutionary PerspectiveThreats to humanity, particularly the insidious nature of pandemics, can actually increase xenophobic behaviour in humans. Our evolutionary history can explain why. Kelly Hart, Research & Insights Analyst at ECC investigates.
Investment Management Specific Report – The Parental Fog Index 2020This sector specific report audited all asset management firms listed by the Investment Association in its monthly ranking of funds under management. They were assessed for the transparency of policies for parental leave, including pay and duration, and flexible working arrangements.
Real life parent stories
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"I found my ECC coaching sessions incredibly valuable - for the unique and necessary space I was seeking as a sole proprietor to feel heard, understood and connected to a peer in business. My coaching experience provided a safe space where I could be the real me, and provided a relationship I could truly trust. Thank you ECC."Manager, Creative Retail Agency