Employment

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...

Childcare costs – the stark reality

by ParentalChoice
in Children
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The Daycare Trust and Family and Parenting Institute today published their Childcare Cost Survery for 2013. Shockingly, but unsuprising to most of us paying for childcare, it showed that nursery, childminder and after-school club services are all rising at a rate of 6 per cent which is more than double the rate of inflation. They ...

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 ...