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Jobs & Careers magazine | February 22, 2017

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Women in the Workforce

How can work best support families?

January 17, 2017 |

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 … Read More

Tackling the gender pay gap

January 5, 2017 |

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 … Read More

Changing the mindset on flexible working

December 25, 2016 |

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 … Read More

New year, new job?

December 17, 2016 |

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 … Read More

The politics of promotion

August 21, 2015 |

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 … Read More

Interest grows in women returners

July 15, 2015 |

“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 … Read More

Exploding the myths of homeworking

June 9, 2015 |

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 … Read More

Creating a new work culture

May 15, 2015 |

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 … Read More

Is there a solution to the summer holiday childcare challenge?

May 15, 2015 |

The election has seen the political parties vying for who can offer the best deal on childcare. But most of the policies have focused on early years childcare when many parents find the school years more of a challenge – … Read More

Gender transition

May 15, 2015 |

There’s been much in the news recently on the pressures on young girls. A recent study by University College London and the Anna Freud Centre showed, for instance, that emotional problems among girls aged 11-13 have risen by 55% in … Read More