What’s so great about flexible women?

What’s so great about flexible women? Of course, we aren’t talking about whether or not your staff can touch their toes or backflip across the office. The issue of flexible working has been at the forefront of work discussions for nine months now. Pushed there by the grim reality of COVID-19 we admit, but we’ll take that and we’re running with it! We’ve...

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Men’s health and wellbeing

Men’s health and wellbeing Poor mental health is something every person may have to deal with, regardless of age, gender, sex or other. However, it is time to talk about men’s mental health more often. Men go through many of the same struggles that any other human may go through, especially when it comes to the balance of being a great parent...

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A dad’s experience of lockdown

A dad’s experience of lockdown Statistically, mothers have been more affected by children not being in school, lack of childcare and generally ‘keeping house’ during lockdown. How did the dads cope?  We haven’t heard much in the press, so we thought we’d ask a few.  Here is first of two articles by Joe Young (aka www.dadonspl.co.uk). ...

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7 tips to more productive working from home

Seven tips to help you stay on task while you’re working from home Work from home they said, it would be fun they said. Working from home has become the new normal as a result of COVID-19, but more than four months in are all employees enjoying it and remaining focused and productive? Until now, many people have been working from home whilst juggling...

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What employee benefits people actually want

What employee benefits people actually want Employee benefits are a vital aspect of attracting and retaining staff, so it is not surprising that companies will want to focus on the benefits they can offer to employees. Employees come in all shapes and sizes, including single professionals, one-half of couples, or those who have or intend to have...

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Parenting and beyond during Covid-19 times

Parenting and beyond during Covid-19 times Admittedly, the majority of parents have felt a LOT of pressure these last few months. The uncertainty of schools reopening, quarantines, job losses or changes, inability to plan, cancellations of trips, difficulties in organising family life and socialising or seeing dear ones has been very challenging....

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What kind of employer do you think you are?

What do you think you are? This is not a deep philosophical catechism designed to get you soul searching but rather a simple direct question aimed at businesses. What do you think you are? What kind of employer do you aspire to be? It is not without a sense of irony that these questions sound parental (akin to a parent quizzing a teenager) because...

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1950’s called and want their gender stereotypes back please

The 1950’s called and they want their gender stereotypes back please COVID-19 has exposed many things that is making all of us rethink the way in which we live and work. One key aspect that COVID has exposed is the impact it’s having on different groups, according to their protected characteristics. It’s fair to say that women and...

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Covid-19 and the gender pay gap

Covid-19 and its affect on gender pay gap On April 27th, Parental Choice hosted a free webinar with Michelle Gyimah, gender equality guru.  This article gives you a brief overview of the discussions, which were fascinating.  You can watch the full video here. Gender Pay Gap reporting stops The COVID-19 outbreak has put the country on a roller-coaster...

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Employees at breaking point?

Employees at breaking point? There are plenty of articles in the media talking about women bearing the brunt of childcare and home schooling while juggling working from home.  Some have taken precious holiday to cope, many will be taking unpaid leave, but how long can they afford to do that for? Some have had to give up work or be furloughed without...

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