Career

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 ...

Parental Choice collaborates with Northern Trust to offer Tailored Childcare Support

by ParentalChoice
in Press Releases, Family Friendly Companies, Employee Benefits, Childcare, Career
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Parental Choice collaborates with Northern Trust to offer Tailored Childcare Support to help those with childcare responsibilities at Northern Trust’s London office Northern Trust, a leading global financial services organization, is enhancing its support for employees with childcare responsibilities in its London office by partne...

Making a Successful Flexible Working Request

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Flexible working, Career
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It seems like women’s rights have never been so prominent in the workplace but one thing that is now definitely open to all employees and not just women or parents is the right to request flexible working. We asked Belinda Lester, owner and director of Lionshead Law for her guidance on what makes a successful flexible ...

Work at Home Mums

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working, Childcare, Career
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I work from home and before I started it sounded like a perfectly easy and wonderful way to manage my commitments. It is great and I’m very lucky to have this option however, actually getting to a point where I use all my time effectively has taken some practice and I really wish I’d read these ...

The ultimate Cityparent

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Flexible working, Career
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Balancing a job and a home life is difficult for most of us but throw in building an entire networking platform to help other parents trying to do the same thing and it makes the rest of us look like mere mortals! Louisa Symington-Mills had already  established a strong career in banking and finance, and become ...

Back to school, back to work

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Work life balance, Career
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(with thanks to Helen Letchfield from Parenting for Professionals for this blog) I still remember the nervous excitement of the first day back at school in September after a long, summer break: meeting my new teachers, seeing my classmates after a long break, the (slightly stiff) feeling of the smart new shoes and uniform. And ...