Family Friendly Companies

Why being a working mother is vital for diversity in the workplace.

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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“I recently read that there are more CEOs named John than there are women CEOs. I’m changing my name to John.”   (Overheard at ‘She Runs It’ – Working Mother of the Year Awards, 2017) Seven years ago, I had my first child. I was in my early 30s, and I had worked in the City ...

LGBT and Diversity – a corporate example

by ParentalChoice
in LGBT, Family Friendly Companies
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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 hard to ensure that we provide an ...

Avoiding Relocation Meltdowns

by ParentalChoice
in Wellbeing, Relocation, Press Releases, Global Mobility, Family Friendly Companies
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There’s a reason it’s called the nuclear family, and although it’s actually about the nucleus as a core rather than the use of atomic weapons, the possibility of runaway and disastrous chain reactions in the high-pressure situation of an international relocation is very real. Get it wrong and you may have set in motion a ...

Making a success of Family Relocation

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Global Mobility, Family Friendly Companies, Family, Europe, Employee Benefits, Children
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It seems straightforward to move an employee to a different country, but making a success of relocation is about so much more than logistics. At a junior level many employees view an expatriate posting as a prize. Without families or dependants to worry about they are often happy to ‘go local’, meaning they are employed on a ...

Why is the take up of shared parental leave so low?

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Flexible working, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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Shared Parental Leave (or SPL) was introduced by the UK government in April 2015 and was set to dramatically change the legal landscape so that caring for children became a joint responsibility rather than one exclusively assigned to mothers. A framework that allowed women to return to the workplace more quickly, without compromisin...

Parental Choice reveals European expansion plans

by ParentalChoice
in Frankfurt, Family Friendly Companies, Europe, Employee Benefits
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Parental Choice reveals European expansion plans as they branch out their family focused relocation service into the financial heart of Europe.   Parental Choice, an established provider of specialist childcare support solutions for working parents, has extended its childcare search and selection services network into Frankfur...