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What to expect when you return to work | 5 things to be prepared for

By Lyndall Farley, Wellbeing Coach & Sabbatical Expert, Beyond A Break Transitioning back to work isn’t as easy as you might think. It’s not always as simple as just going back to what you were doing before. Your company will have changed, you work environment may have changed and you might have some changed thinking...
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Women work through the night to manage work and family commitments during lockdown

Women are working through the night to manage work and family commitments during lockdown, according to new research. A study from NEOMA Business School and emlyon Business School, found that working women face immense pressure at home, despite lockdown measures being lifted, as the burden to perform professionally collides with domestic duties. The COVID-19 lockdown...
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Inspirational Woman: Shabs Kwofie | Founder, Amawrap

Shabs Kwofie is the founder of Amawrap. Shabs Kwofie’s introduction to being a mother started with an emergency caesarian, an inability to breastfeed, and postnatal depression. Her efforts to leave her London flat while carrying her baby, pushchair and bags down the stairs to the ground floor was made even more difficult due to her...
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Steps for surviving and leveraging your business in the current crisis

By Jonathan Amponsah CTA FCCA, The Tax Guys Given how slowly and gradually the lockdown is being lifted there are still many businesses that will remain closed or operate at a reduced capacity for some time to come. And plenty of employees will be furloughed until the autumn. Let’s look at actions to help you...
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Inspirational Woman: Alison McDowall | Co-Founder, The Positive Planner

Alison McDowall is the co-founder of The Positive Planner. Head to the site for more information about the brand’s award-winning journals and to read about Alison’s journey. Tell us a bit about yourself, background and your current role I am the Co-Founder of The Positive Planner, my role within the company is to co-run with...
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Offered a helping hand? How volunteering will benefit your career more than you think

By Gaelle Blake, Director of Hays Permanent Appointments, UK & Ireland Most of us have given our time and efforts to a charitable cause in the past by taking up a post in volunteering – whether it was during a gap year, over a festive period or during a career break. In addition to immense...
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Is now the right time to close down your contracting company?

We are all going through unusual times – both personally and in our work. And, if you’re a contractor with a limited company / Personal Service Company (PSC) you will have been through more than your fair share of turbulent times recently. In the last two years contractors / PSCs have been bracing themselves for...
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5 anxiety easing and cognitive boosting habits that will outlive lockdown – and the science of how they work

Lockdown has revolutionised the structure of our days.  As our capacity to socialise and experience outdoor living is restricted, much of the UK has adopted practices, hobbies and habits that work to safeguard our mental health and boost cognitive function.  Here, behavioural specialist Lauren Woolnough at the entertainment brand SoapHub reveals the 5 most popular...
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How to support black colleagues during a pandemic of racism

Article provided by Perrine Farque, Diversity, Inclusions & Equity Advocate and founder of Inspired Human Following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, millions are calling to put an end to systemic racism. People are calling for more to be done to address racism including holding their employers responsible. We recently...
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15 years on | Remembering the London bombings

WeAreTheCity are remembering all those lost, injured and the families of those affected in the 2005 London bombings. On this day, 15 years ago, 52 people died and more than 700 people were injured in Britain’s worst terrorist attack since 1988. The 7/7 bombings were a series of coordinated attacks in central London, which targeted...
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Inspirational Woman: Aneisha Soobroyen, Co-Founder, Scrumbles

Aneisha Soobroyen grew up in South London with her mum, two sisters and dog Kai. Aneisha Soobroyen read Natural Sciences at the University of Bath where she honed her scientific curiosity and met her husband to be, Jack. On graduation, Aneisha started her career at Proctor & Gamble working in their pet food department. She...
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Inspirational Woman: Jess Sands | Founder, The Milspo Business Network

Jess Sands is an RAF wife and Graphic Designer who created The Milspo Business Network, a global network to support all UK military spouses, partners and other halves. The organisation began after her frequent house moves due to her husband’s career in the forces, meant she had to quit her dream job. Employers in her...
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