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Reconciling the conflict of expectations

Sometime during my first week on the job as an ombudsman, a staff member came to see me with a concern of harassment. When this visitor entered the office, I was keen to make some sort of connection. I offered her coffee and tried to engage in small talk. She,...

Many tribunal cases could be resolved informally

The formal and informal justice systems are complementary It is essential to have bridges between the formal and informal systems so that disputes can be resolved amicably at any time. It is obviously easier to find amicable solutions at an early stage, before...

Career support at the United Nations: A focus on satisfaction

Generally, the UN doesn’t have well-defined, linear or predictable progressions within established structures. As in more and more organizations nowadays, there are no career ladders through regular promotions over prescribed periods of time in the United Nations...

Why do only some staff break the UN glass ceiling

Why does career development work for some, but not for others? How much lobbying is required in order to move up? These are questions most staff are asking themselves. Firstly the figures. The UN has a pyramid structure and not everyone will make it up. In the...

My skills and my value in the private sector

My views onto the serene landscape of Lac Léman and the terraced vineyards of the Swiss Romande, were slowly replaced by the functional office buildings and warehouses of Swiss German. I was being driven to Zug for a job interview at Marc Rich + Co. by a headhunter...

It is time to move forward in my career!

What are the benefits of being accompanied by a coach to develop your career? Career-oriented coaching will support you by: 1. Clarifying professional objectives A coach will invite you to visualize your desired professional situation in the future. In this future,...

The future of tourism? We need more innovation & diversity.

Tourism - Innovation and diversity are called for Measures to curb the Covid-19 pandemic are gradually being eased, but the tourism industry is likely to be marred for some time to come. Let’s use this time of upheaval to reshape the industry and guide it into a...

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Reconciling the conflict of expectations

Sometime during my first week on the job as an ombudsman, a staff member came to see me with a concern of harassment. When this visitor entered the office, I was keen to make some sort of connection. I offered her coffee and tried to engage in small talk. She,...

Many tribunal cases could be resolved informally

The formal and informal justice systems are complementary It is essential to have bridges between the formal and informal systems so that disputes can be resolved amicably at any time. It is obviously easier to find amicable solutions at an early stage, before...

Career support at the United Nations: A focus on satisfaction

Generally, the UN doesn’t have well-defined, linear or predictable progressions within established structures. As in more and more organizations nowadays, there are no career ladders through regular promotions over prescribed periods of time in the United Nations...

Why do only some staff break the UN glass ceiling

Why does career development work for some, but not for others? How much lobbying is required in order to move up? These are questions most staff are asking themselves. Firstly the figures. The UN has a pyramid structure and not everyone will make it up. In the...

My skills and my value in the private sector

My views onto the serene landscape of Lac Léman and the terraced vineyards of the Swiss Romande, were slowly replaced by the functional office buildings and warehouses of Swiss German. I was being driven to Zug for a job interview at Marc Rich + Co. by a headhunter...

It is time to move forward in my career!

What are the benefits of being accompanied by a coach to develop your career? Career-oriented coaching will support you by: 1. Clarifying professional objectives A coach will invite you to visualize your desired professional situation in the future. In this future,...

The future of tourism? We need more innovation & diversity.

Tourism - Innovation and diversity are called for Measures to curb the Covid-19 pandemic are gradually being eased, but the tourism industry is likely to be marred for some time to come. Let’s use this time of upheaval to reshape the industry and guide it into a...

Embrace breathtaking summer adventures by train

In our hectic daily lives, instants of calm and serenity are becoming increasingly rare. But all you have to do is look out the window, put yourself in discovery mode and head for the train station. Switzerland is full of extraordinary places and mountains that are...

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