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Flexible working

In this section you will find everything you need to know about flexible working, including the benefits and how to tackle a flexible working request. flexible working

Read examples of flexible working, the advantages and disadvantages of working from home.

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Your rights when requesting flexible working
14
Jun

Your rights when requesting flexible working

The days of nine to five working hours may soon be coming to an end. As workers move towards a healthier work/life balance with a greater focus on family time, more and more people are moving towards flexible working arrangements. You don’t have to be a parent or carer to request flexible working. Who can...
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Woman holding coffee and phone, emails featured
07
Jun

Checking Work Emails Outside of the Office is Damaging Your Health

The average person in the UK checks their phone every 12 minutes, cementing the fact that smartphones are engrained within 21st century culture.  It is not just social media that is at our fingertips as work emails and office-based tools are just a click away. In the quest to create a relaxed office environment, many...
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Nicola Russill-Roy featured
06
Jun

Tips on how to stay mentally & physically fit whilst working from home

In this article, Nicola Russill-Roy gives us her tips on how to stay mentally and physically fit whilst working from home. Nicola Russill-Roy is CEO of wedding PR specialist agency (England’s first agency dedicated to representing brands in the wedding industry) – Propose PR and Propose PR Consultancy. Nicola’s tips on how to stay mentally...
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Working from home with small children featured
03
Jun

4 ways to simplify working from home with small children

Working from home can be a challenge in itself, as the home very often contains many more distractions than the workplace. When this is coupled with the needs of small children, it is not surprising that concentrating on the task at hand becomes increasingly difficult. Here are some expert strategies that you can seamlessly integrate...
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shared parental leave, mum, dad, family featured
27
May

Why equal leave for mothers and fathers is vital for employee wellbeing

By Aliya Vigor-Robertson, co-founder of JourneyHR Diageo’s recent announcement that it will offer both men and women 52 weeks’ maternity and paternity leave with the first 26 weeks fully paid is a major milestone for equality. The company’s new policy shows that regardless of size or FTSE 100 ranking, all companies should strive to build...
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working from home, balancing career and home life featured
22
May

Top tips for working from home

We speak to two successful entrepreneurs to get their top tips for staying focused and achieving your goals, whilst working from home. Karen Brown, owner of The Original Wedding Tea Towel Company shares some inputs on the best ways to work from home. Karen says, “I am a work-from-home mother and so is my husband.”...
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flexible working, working from home featured
09
May

The Power of Balance

Why work-life balance matters, and goes beyond working parents. The desire to achieve a healthy work-life balance is broadly acknowledged these days. But all too often it’s still seen as a nice-to-have and not a crucial element of modern working practices. It’s also often talked about as being principally an issue for working mums or,...
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How to get a good work life balance (F)
08
May

Can we truly have it all? Achieving a work-life balance

I am going to start this with the fact that balance is a myth. As we change and evolve and test different ways of working (and living) we get into our groove but the idea we can have it all is frankly exhausting. What is the alternative? In this article I talk about who you...
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