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Jobs & Careers magazine | September 21, 2017

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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

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

Growing a flexible business

February 13, 2015 |

How do you grow a flexible start-up into a flexible middle-sized SME without losing something of the work culture that allowed the business to grow and prosper in the first place?

It’s a big problem for start-ups who … Read More

2015: the year of shared parental leave and greater equality at work and home?

February 13, 2015 |

2015 sees the introduction of a new right for mums and dads to share the year of leave after their baby is born. It’s a major change, but many employers and employees are still unclear of how it will … Read More

The extension of flexible working – six months on

February 13, 2015 |

It’s just over six months since new legislation came in which entitles all employees to request flexible working. The aim was to level the playing field so employees did not feel parents and carers were getting special treatment and … Read More