Women in the Workforce

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Tech Mate

Technology is the fastest-growing industry in the UK and it has career opportunities and pay packets to match! Over the past decade, the way we communicate, exercise, shop and even find love has changed beyond recognition. And judging by the 46 million people in the UK who own a smartphone – predicted to rise to Continue reading..

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All Things Equal!

As a woman who has broken the glass ceiling, guest editor Sarah talks about why diversity is so important for business! What does diversity and inclusion in the workplace mean to you? To me, diversity and inclusion is about fairness. It’s allowing everyone an opportunity to shine and progress, regardless of their gender, race, sexual Continue reading..

How can work best support families?

What do parents think makes for a family friendly employer? It’s an important consideration given that most employees will at some point start a family. Workingmums.co.uk’s recent annual survey showed offering flexible hours for full time jobs was rated the most important factor for a family friendly company, followed by allowing regular work at home, Continue reading..

Tackling the gender pay gap

How do we address the gender pay gap? A report from the Office for National Statistics last week shows the gap between men and women remains at 19.2%. Why is there a gap? There are many reasons. Women-dominated industries tend to be lower paid, such as caring work while male-dominated ones, such as law, technology Continue reading..

Changing the mindset on flexible working

Have you seen an experienced colleague walk away from their job because it wasn’t flexible enough? Over a fifth of working mums say they have been forced out of their job because a flexible working request was turned down. Workingmums.co.uk Annual Survey also found that 38% of those still on maternity leave would not return Continue reading..

New year, new job?

As the end of the year approaches, so do the end of year reviews and thoughts turn to new year resolutions. For many that will involve thinking about whether to switch jobs or start a business. If you’ve been in the same job for a while, you might feel a bit daunted by the whole Continue reading..

The politics of promotion

Workplace politics can make or break a career and women need to get more savvy at working the system, according to a recent book by leading US coach Bonnie Marcus. In “The Politics of Promotion: how high-achieving women get ahead and stay ahead”, Marcus argues that women tend to have a negative view of office Continue reading..

Interest grows in women returners

“I took a four-year break in my IT career as a software tester after the birth my second child and because of my husband’s demanding job. Now I want to go back to work, but I don’t now how to highlight my skills and convince recruiters to hire me. As the field is quiet competitive, Continue reading..

Exploding the myths of homeworking

Over 4.2 million people in the UK work regularly from home, an increase of more than 800,000 since 2005, and the number is still rising. But who are these homeworkers? Analysis just published by the TUC for National Work from Home Day last week provides some interesting information and busts a few myths. For one, Continue reading..

Creating a new work culture

How do we change work culture to make it not only more family friendly, but more human friendly? As poll after poll shows employees often rate flexible working higher than pay rises and more than six months after the government extending flexible working legislation to all employees, why is it not the default setting of Continue reading..