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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Destressing at the end the working week

De-stressing at the end of the working week January is traditionally a month when we all feel a little down, chances are you had a lovely break over Christmas and are now straight back onto the hamster wheel of life like it never happened.  Ella Writer has some great ideas for stress busting at the […]

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All change – settling relocating kids

All change – settling relocating kids When I first expressed my concern to friends and family about how our kids (then aged 3 and 6) would cope with our forthcoming move from London to California, everyone was quick to reassure me how adaptable children are. In reality…. …it turned out that uprooting ourselves from our […]

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Sarah-Jane Butler – Inspirational Woman

Inspirational Woman: Sarah-Jane Butler This summer, Sarah-Jane Butler, founder and CEO here at Parental Choice was awarded ‘Rising Star Champion’ by We Are the City for the work she does to help the female talent pipeline. Her award sits proudly here in the office and we are all very proud to be part of the team […]

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Employee Wellbeing – a productive workforce

Employee Wellbeing – a happy workforce is a productive workforce Is your organisation really embracing employee wellbeing or is it simply ‘ticking the box’ by doing the bare minimum?  For example, help yourself fruitbowls, subsidised gym memberships and a cycle to work scheme. Employee Wellbeing should be central to a business, adopted by senior...

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Managing Parental Guilt

Managing working parent guilt It is a rare parent who never feels any guilt in relation to their parenting or who doesn’t wonder whether they are doing the right thing for their children at times. Going to work can allow a healthy break from thinking about your children and their needs but it also invariably […]

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Helping your child cope with stress

Helping your child cope with stress Stress in primary school children has risen to worrying levels according to school leaders. 78% of school primary teachers in a recent survey reported a general increase in stress and anxiety among primary pupils. According to the report by the website, Key, a national school support service, 27% of […]

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How will Brexit affect my childcare?

How will Brexit affect my childcare? Whilst it would appear that we have been granted a temporary interlude in the saga that is Brexit, there are many employers and employees, and potential employees, who are still very confused and concerned as to what leaving the EU means to them in terms of their employment rights. […]

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