Family Friendly Companies

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...

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...

Creating a year-round work/life balance culture

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Family Friendly Companies
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National Work Life Balance Week, 2-6th October 2017, is a great reminder to re-focus on the importance of getting this right for working parents. However, it will take more than putting on a few events to give working parents what they really need for longer-term sustainability: a culture that feels family-friendly on a day-to-day ...