Employment

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...

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; ...

Shared Parental Leave, Time it happened or Waste of time?

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Parenting, Flexible working, Family, Career
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Last week, Jo Swinson, MP and the Minister for Employment Relations, confirmed that the Government’s plans for shared parental leave had come through consultation and were being included in the Children and Families Bill which will come into law in 2015. The aim of the legislation is to overhaul the current “Edwardian” (Nick C...

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...

The cost of employment rights for shares

by ParentalChoice
in Children
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We have been against the trading of employment rights for shares legislation since it’s first reading in parliament but as from September it is coming into law. This artricle from the CIPD today explains how it will work. Will the benefits of the new employee shareholder status outweigh the costs for companies? Following much...

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...