work-life balance

Modern Families Index 2019 – messages to business leaders

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Flexible working, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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Our friends over at Parent and Professional (P&P), have taken a good look at the Modern Families Index 2019 which was recently published by Working Families and Bright Horizons. The index raised many issues faced by working parents, but the conclusion drawn by P&P is that until business leaders and decision-makers really tak...

From babies with love – love in the workplace

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, New mum, Family Friendly Companies, Employee Benefits, Children
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Is love a word you often hear at work? In respect of how you feel about your colleagues, how you feel about your company, or how your company feels about you? I wonder if a staff survey ever asked: “do you feel loved by your company”? On Valentines Day From Babies with Love launched with ...

Cutting the Cost of Childcare

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Childcare, Career
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As any Parent who has looked at childcare will know, it is expensive.  Parents can spend up to 45% of their disposable income on childcare and after housing it is the second largest cost for a household. Naturally there are regional variations across the country, with the north being typically lowest in cost and the ...

What makes a successful international relocation?

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Moving house, Global Mobility, Family Friendly Companies, Europe, Employee Benefits, Children, Childcare, Brexit
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Last week The Guardian reported that nearly one third of British companies are either considering, or actively planning on, relocating their business operations abroad because of Brexit. What makes a successful international relocation for the thousands of people behind these headline-grabbing statistics? The logistics involved in ...

Work:Life Balance is important – fact!

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Family Friendly Companies, Employee Benefits, Career
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Work:Life Balance is important – fact! Parental Choice consider employees to be the most valuable asset to any business. So, we were interested to read research published at the end of last year which indicated that nearly a quarter of employees in the UK are showing a low intent to stay in their current role. ...

What to do with your unwanted gifts

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Uncategorized, Parenting, Family
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The Christmas decorations have all been packed away and the New Year hangover is a distant memory, but you still have a small pile of gifts in the corner (or hidden in a cupboard) that just weren’t, how would we say it, ‘You’ this Christmas. The bright patterned jumper keeps winking at you, the aroma ...