Family Friendly Companies

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 ...

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...

Entrepreneur Focus – Sam Willoughby

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Flexible working, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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Sam Willoughby, founder of Whatson4 and the Children’s Activities Association gave us her insight and story about being an entrepreneur. Sam, congratulations on winning “Pitman Entrepreneur of the Year” Tell us why you think you won and what does the award mean to you? All awards are about PR, for the organisers and the winne...

Aiming for success but at what cost?

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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Anyone who has ever started up their own business will tell you that it is hard work. Correction, it is very hard work because ultimately everything comes down to you. There is no one to look after your computer when it crashes and loses your client details. There is no one else to cover you ...

Why Dads need to change if we want more Mothers in Business

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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Written by Sarah-Jane Butler of Parental Choice and Lisa Barnwell of Bumps and Boardroom Many women we speak to dread announcing the news of their pregnancy to their manager and colleagues, fearing the end of their careers as they know it. And many of them have due cause to fear given the high level of ...