Career

National Work / Life Week

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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With thanks to Working Families, who are championing the National Work / Life Week: Monday 2nd October heralds the start of National Work Life Week, our annual campaign to get both employers and employees talking about wellbeing at work and work life fit. It’s an opportunity for employers to show their employees, and potential can...

Mum’s not the word: Men want flexible working too

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Flexible working, Career
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Karen Mattison MBE, Joint CEO of Timewise, on the new research that’s busting the mum-myth once and for all. Here’s a question for all you parents out there. What groups of people work flexibly, or want to? If you’re thinking ‘Mostly mums, some dads, a few people with elderly parents’, I won’t be too surprised; ...

5 Tips for Successfully Changing Careers

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Career
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With the days growing shorter and signs of autumn slowly beginning to spread through the trees, your kids are gearing up to go back to school. You’ve stocked up on new shoes and uniforms that they’ll outgrow in mere months, along with every type of pencil, crayon and notebook possible. Now your children are quivering ...

4 Tips to Help You Succeed as a Mumpreneur

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Work life balance, Flexible working, Career
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Meet the Mumpreneur – she’s creative, fearless, a dedicated mum, and has something excellent to sell, whether it’s a service or a product. She also knows that there is no longer a reason to choose between motherhood and a career, and that she can have the best of both words. She’s able to set her ...

The Fast Route to Burnout

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Career
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Stress and burnout are key features of our society today, as individuals feel more strain and pulls in all areas of life than ever before.  It is vital that we take our welfare and wellbeing seriously as the consequences can lead to disengagement, poor performance and of course ultimately in business affects profits.  Our partn...

Leadership, fatherhood and the cabby

by ParentalChoice
in Working Dad, Parenting, Career
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Two years ago, at 10:30pm I was on my way back from City airport after a big client meeting in Zurich. My cabby was John. He’s a proper East ender, late 40’s. Born and breed in the East End. He would have made pro for West Ham until an injury ruined it. We talked about ...