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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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How to successfully work from home
18
Jul

Six essential steps to effective freelancing

Janthana Kaenprakhamroy, founder of Tapoly, suggests the six essential steps you should take to ensure success in freelancing. Here are Janthana’s top six essential steps to be successful in freelancing: Make sure you’re protected When working as a freelancer, it is important not to underestimate the importance of obtaining the right insurance. At some point...
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17
Jul

The real value of flexible working

Article provided by Narelle Morrison, COO and Co-Founder, Babel PR A great job is about so much more than a great salary. Fantastic incomes and hefty bonus packages are brilliant, but can come at a cost. Work can encroach on your personal life to a damaging degree, destabilising any notion of a healthy work/life balance....
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17
Jul

Combating the ‘al desko’ culture

We’ve all done it – attempted to eat that BLT sandwich whilst tapping out an email, at the same time as reading a report that’s been on your desk for two days. You finish your sandwich thinking you’re a role model for multitasking. In reality, half of the sandwich is on your keyboard and neither...
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09
Jul

Publicising Shared Parental Leave policies isn’t radical enough says Talking Talent

The Department of Work and Pensions is calling on organisations with 250 staff or more to publish their shared parental leave policies on their websites to improve transparency and encourage competition on pay. Rebecca Hourston, Managing Director of Working Parent Coaching at Talking Talent strongly backs the move but says it isn’t radical enough. UK...
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26
Jun

Babies and business

The founder of Calla Shoes shares her top tips on balancing motherhood with launching a new business. For many women striking the balance between motherhood and career can be a tough challenge, especially if they’re starting a new business. But when Jennifer Bailey was pregnant with her youngest child, she decided to start her first...
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12
Jun

Flexible working isn’t a women’s issue, it’s a leadership issue

My challenge to all of you who manage people is to ask yourself how much flexible working is going on in your team and if not a lot, why not? As a leader, are you regularly asking your managers about rates of flexible working and how increasing those rates can drive improved performance? Our job...
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30
May

How to manage remote staff and flexi workers

Thanks to the digital age, the way we’re working is changing. 58 per cent of workers believe that working away from the office would help them be more motivated, according to a 2018 study (source: Powownow). When it comes to millennials, 80 per cent value flexibility over salary. Whilst offering employees the chance to spend...
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24
May

Being a working mum | Daisy Wolfenden

Daisy Wolfenden is MD at Visibilis, a Digital Marketing agency based in Leeds and mother to two children (who are four and eight months!) Being a working mum means being able to balance multiple roles throughout the day and being able to switch between them constantly. After my daughter’s birth we were kept in hospital...
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