Business

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 ...

Women on Boards: Why does it Matter?

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Career
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Women on Boards (WOB UK) is an organisation that exists to help women make the right connections and choices to get to the boardroom.  Parental Choice spoke to Rowena Ironside, Chair of WOB UK, to see how important it is that women are represented at board level: “A lot of people assume that now that ...

L’Oreal, a family friendly firm

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Flexible working, Family, Children
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Attracting and retaining skilled employees is key to the growth of any business, especially in these tough times. Since most companies are not in a position to keep increasing salaries, they regard flexible and voluntary benefits as an alternative way to keep their employees interested and loyal. It used to be the case that lifestyl...

Keeping abreast of fashion and your wardrobe!

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family
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If, like many of us, the arrival of children means the departure of any attempt at putting together a wardrobe that is flattering and up to date, then this, our latest blog, is just for you. We have teamed up with Nicola Gotthardt-Mills who has run her own personal styling business, for over 3 years, ...

Employment rights – would you give them up for shares?

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working, Financial Planning, Family, Childcare, Career
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Back in October we published an article on George Osbournes proposal to allow employers to offer shares to employees in return for sacrifing key employment rights. Amazingly, this week, the House of Lords has backed down in its long battle with the Government over the controversial ‘shares for rights’ scheme, but only after extr...

Shaping a flexible work agreement

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Flexible working, Family
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We’re all about flexible working here at Parental Choice and as a smallish team who all have young children we understand how flexible we need to be to cover the needs of the business and all the families involved. However, starting up a flexible working agreement is not always so smooth so we asked Fiona ...