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How employers can go beyond maternity leave for working mums

Returning to work after having a child can bring about a range of emotions for working mums; the sense of excitement of coming back to a job they have been away from for 9+ months, but also the associated stresses of combining work life and new responsibilities of childcare. While employers and HR professionals have...
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Survival tips for work-life balance

Work-life balance is never going to be perfect! How can it be? When you bring a child into your life, something’s got to give to make room for him or her. And it doesn’t get easier as your child gets older… school hours and holidays bring additional challenges for working parents, right into the teenage...
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Juggling first-time motherhood with being an entrepreneur

Jasmine Headley-Craik and Nina Green are the co-owners of Leeds-based PR agency, Content Soup, which they set up in 2014. To find out more about what they do, visit www.contentsoup.co.uk We set up our small boutique PR agency, Content Soup, in February 2014, after both working in the industry for over 10 years. Things were...
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Working mothers lose £1.3 trillion in earnings due to inflexible business culture

Working mothers are losing £1.3 trillion in earnings due to inflexible working and business culture, according to a new survey. The survey, conducted by Feel, a London-based recruitment consultancy, revealed how British business is allowing trillions of pounds of value in female talent and expertise to go uncaptured. The survey reports that millions of highly...
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A guide to: Maternity leave and your rights

Statutory maternity leave in the UK is one of the best in the world in terms of the amount of leave women are entitled to. Recent research, conducted by Instant Offices, found that the UK is one of the top five countries to offer the most maternity leave. In the UK legally, mothers are allowed...
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58 per cent of mums have considered setting up own business, according to survey

  58 per cent of mums have considered setting up their own business, according to Workingmums.co.uk’s annual research. Their survey of 2,300 mums also revealed that two thirds would consider retraining. 36 per cent cited the reason for wanting to start a business as great flexibility, whilst 15 per cent wanted to be their own...
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Top networking tips for working mums

Being a working parent is never easy, and requires untold levels of patience, organisation and management, which is escalated significantly when you are a working parent running a business. It can seem like there just aren’t enough hours in the day, and not enough of you to go around. But if there is one thing...
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Promoting working mothers

In 2016, Citizens Advice reported a 58 per cent increase in the number of women needing advice on maternity discrimination issues. Despite employment rights being protected by law whilst on maternity leave, many women worry that taking leave will negatively affect their career. Here, Claire Leigh director at Brampton Recruitment, discusses how career progression can...
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