Parental Choice Payroll information on the Job Retention Scheme

Parental Choice Payroll information on the Job Retention Scheme  Under the recent directive from the government, Monday 23rd March, people must stay at home except for shopping for necessities, daily exercise, any medical need and travelling to and from essential work. If your nanny still wishes to come to work, it is unclear whether the Government...

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Coronavirus: what do to if schools close

Coronavirus: What do to if schools close The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has officially been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. There are many countries which have made the decision to close schools and colleges and cancel mass events.  The UK government have resisted pressure to do the same, and the Prime Minister, [&hell...

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Flexible working for managers

Flex work for managers How flexible are you as a manager? Honestly?  If you work flexibly yourself, it is likely that you feel comfortable in supporting flexible working by others in your team; if you have never worked flexibly yourself, you may feel hesitant and prefer your team to continue to work as they always […]

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The reasons behind the motherhood penalty

What are the reasons behind the motherhood penalty? As a mother, do you ever have a “sliding doors” moment and ask how might my life have been different? What if I had not chosen this path and done something different instead? What would I have earnt had I not had children? One judge recently awarded […]

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What International Women’s Day 2020 means to me

What International Women’s Day means to me … International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. Across London and the world, events are being held to commemorate this day and to highlight...

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Survival tips for work-life balance

Survival tips for work-life balance Work-life balance is never going to be perfect! How can it be? When you bring a child into your life, something’s got to give to make room for him or her. And it doesn’t get easier as your child gets older… school hours and holidays bring additional challenges for working […]

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A look at good company culture

A Look at Good Company Culture: How Performance (and Everything Else) Will Follow Despite some improvements in happiness levels among the UK workforce, The Independent reveals that nearly half are still set on searching for new jobs. And the biggest culprit? Poor management. Poor management is an expensive weakness that can cost companies lost productivity...

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Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse culture shock Reverse culture shock describes the phenomenon of ‘culture shock’ in reverse, i.e. the difficult feelings people experience when they return home after having lived abroad. Initial happiness may give way quickly to dissociation, isolation, boredom, sadness and even depression. Unlike culture shock, which tends to be widely anticipated,...

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LGBT and Diversity – a corporate example

LGBT and diversity – A corporate example To understand how LGBT inclusion features in into a Diversity & Inclusion strategy we asked our corporate Partners Northern Trust to give us an insight as to what they are doing … Northern Trust is a global financial services firm, employing 18,000 people across the globe. We work […]

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