Flexible working

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; ...

4 Tips to Help You Succeed as a Mumpreneur

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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 ...

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 ...

Entrepreneur Focus – Sam Willoughby

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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...