Career Empowerment Label

Your label for re-entry & repositioning

Diverse teams have a positive impact on a company’s success. Employees with non-linear CVs bring new ideas and different perspectives to a company. Do you place value on what newcomers and career changers can offer? Are you committed to supporting and promoting this?

The University of St. Gallen, together with Avenir, has developed the Career Empowerment Label to recognize companies and organizations that consider job seekers with non-linear career paths and value diverse teams. The label offers potential employees valuable guidance in their job search. The label will be awarded at our Label Award Night on 20 September 2023.

Apply now for the Career Empowerment Label.

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Next Event

Do you place value on what newcomers and career changers can offer? Are you committed to supporting and promoting this?

Register now for our free webinar on 13 June 2023 and get first-hand insights from our employer branding expert Christian Dietrich from KLAR Employer Branding, on how to use your label to attract the right talents for your company.

Date: 13 June 2023
Time: 11:00 – 12:00 
Where: online

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You offer jobs or returnships to individuals with career breaks and non-linear CVs.

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You offer standardised re-entry programmes.

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You are a Women Back to Business Programme partner company.

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You support and promote work and family compatability.

Do you meet any of these criteria?

Become part of our Career Empowerment Community

You can apply or be nominated for the Career Empowerment Label as a company or organisation. Both the application and nomination are free of charge. Thereafter, University of St.Gallen and Avenir Group representatives will evaluate your application or nomination. Successful applicants will receive the label at the Label Award Night on 20 September 2023..

Your benefits:

Boost for you corporate culture

The label is an obligation. It is intended to provide the impetus for your company to address, rethink and, if necessary, adapt its culture, values and processes (e.g. applications, recruitment, promotions, salaries, etc.).

Employer branding

The label is an important factor in strong employer branding, for both job seekers as well as for employees. It underpins the image of a modern, responsible and agile company and can be used as both a marketing and communication tool.

Quality standard for job seekers

The label offers job seekers useful guidance in their search for the right employer.

The Career Empowerment Label allows you to become part of the label community:
A two-year membership costs CHF 4’500.- and includes:

  • Use of the label for PR & marketing purposes for two years.
  • Membership in the Career Empowerment Community for two people within the company or organisation
  • Two exclusive Career Empowerment events per year

Why become part of the Career Empowerment Community?

  • Best practice sharing and the opportunity to exchange and network within the community
  • Stay up-to-date on a wide range of topics thanks to insights from academia and practice
  • Exciting speakers and cross-sector exchange on the topics of: career re-entry, non-linear careers, diversity & Inclusion, recruitment today, compatibility, new ways of working, and many more

Download proof of internships forms and jobs here and send them to us along with your application.

The following companies possess the Career Empowerment Label since 2022:

CSL Behring



Credit Suisse


The following companies possess the Career Empowerment Label since 2021:

Johnson & Johnson

Bank Cler

Zürich Versicherung




Buehler Group


Sarah Lenz Schüpbach
Head of Operational Excellence Open Programmes
Phone: +41 71 224 75 73
Dr. Barbara Künzle
Partner Avenir Group
Phone: +41 58 274 74 01