Telecommuting

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 ...

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...

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 ...

The myths about flexible working

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working
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Today we’re looking at debunking the myths about flexible working. We’ve been joined by Fiona Severs from Lexington Grey. Almost every professional services firm struggles with the question of how to retain its talent, recognising that decreasing attrition rates will increase employees’ morale and productivity.  More...

Flexible Working Week

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working, Childcare
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It’s flexible working week here at Parental Choice. What is flexible working, you may ask. In simple terms it’s the ability to change your normal working hours, location or other conditions to allow you to fit your work commitments in with your family responsibilities. For me, this means that I mostly work from home or ...

My mobile office….

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working
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We talk a lot about flexible working.  As women, or men, trying to combine parenthood and careers it’s the holy grail but even if you do manage to convince your employer that allowing you flexible working options is not only viable but mutually beneficial  how do you really put it together in a practical sense, ...