Family & Work
Keep your employees during their parental time: Parents stay in Business
Most of the women, who have a baby, leave their jobs temporary. Parental benefits even increase the incentive not to return to job right after the maternity leave. Meantime also some fathers use the possibility of parental time (so called fathers´months). Most parents want to attend only to their family in this time. Others are interested in collateral professional development – MARGA enables this with full independence of time and place.
The MARGA concept „Parents stay in Business“ offers you as an employer the optimal possibility to support this target group of young qualified parents:
Here the participation in the MARGA Online Competition is the appropriate format. For a period of 4-6 months employees on parental leave, apart from their parental daily routine, face a new challenge: that of leading a global simulated company in a competitive environment to success. The teams consist of up to six participants, who are either all young parents on leave or of mixed teams with parents and colleagues. This encourages not only networking, but also offers a high degree of flexibility: For the making of each decision in the business simulation the participants have seven to fourteen days time. During this period the participants can make their entrepreneurial decisions and communicate them at any time online. For better communication between team members a web-conference tool is available. That enables team sessions independent from their work and home places to discuss their team decisions.
Thus you as an employer keep qualified employees in your company, develop them also during their parental leave and simplify their reentry to work – one possibility to better reconcile family and career.
Best Practice: Women Back to Business
MARGA is an inherent part of the program ‚Women back to Business‘ at the University of St. Gallen.
This program addresses women who want to return to the workplace after a career break to have a family. In the final in-class module of the 12-months program, the participants can apply their learned management knowledge in the MARGA business simulation: They take on the leadership of a global company. As the board of this company make decisions concerning Marketing, Human Resources, Production and Finance. The aim is to increase their company’s value.
“The “Women Back to Business” program imparts an overview of the latest managerial themes. In addition, I got to know my strengths and how to use my resources more effectively. I had the possibility to get to know 22 highly motivated and interesting women. And: I took my life planning into my own hands again.
K. Bärlocher, 44 Jahre, Dr. sc. nat. ETH