flexible working

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; ...

Making a Successful Flexible Working Request

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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 ...

Shared Parental Leave – What you need to know

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Childcare, Career
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From 5 April 2015, the introduction of Shared Parental Leave (SPL) will mean that parents are able to take advantage of changes to the parental leave system to give them more flexibility in how to share the care of their child in the critical first year following birth or adoption. The new measures are a ...

Raising awareness for Rett Syndrome (and the importance of flexible working)

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Flexible working, Family, Children, Career
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        Rita Ross is Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Retail and Business Banking at Barclays. She is also Mum to two children, one of whom has severe disabilities. For her great childcare and flexible working initiatives have been vital in allowing her to meet the additional care responsibilities of a child ...