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Requesting Flexible Working

9 tips for making a flexible working request

Here are our top nine tips to consider when making a flexible working request. The Flexible Working Regulations 2014 gave employees with more than 26 weeks’ service the right to apply for a flexible working arrangement in the UK. An application can be made to the same employer once each year. For every flexible working… Read More

updating your CV

How to update your CV

If it’s been a while since you’ve been in the job market, the chances are you will need to update your CV. Or, to put it another way, your chances of landing a job that meets your requirements will increase if you update your CV. There is a skill to updating a CV, and if… Read More

Sally Content Live Nov 2018

How to prepare for networking when it’s out of your comfort zone

I spend a lot of time involved in networking, both face to face and on-line. Networking is all about connecting, introducing, collaborating, sharing, influencing, impacting – essentially meeting people. Networking has been one of the most significant ways we have grown our Career-Mums business from an initial business idea that Nishi and I had over… Read More

gender diversity champion

How to become a workplace gender diversity ambassador

Men, it’s time to step up, take the lead and become a workplace gender diversity ambassador. With the introduction of gender pay gap reporting last year, there has never been a brighter spotlight shone on the need to get more women into senior positions and close the gender gap in the UK. Often seen as… Read More

Sarah Gray 10 tips working wardrobe

10 tips for a stress-free return to work wardrobe

#finding your new work wardrobe without the stress Whether you’re returning to work after a short break or it’s been years since you were a feature in the workplace, there are many decisions to make: Return to the same job? Return to the same industry? Try something new? Full-time? Part-time? and the list goes on…. Read More

family well-being

5 tips for family well-being

  Family well-being means different things to different families, but generally it can be defined as a family that functions well together, is supportive of its members and resilient – able to cope with whatever life throws at them. Managing the competing demands of time and energy that seems to be the dominant feature of… Read More

flexible recruiters

Recruiters specialising in flexible working

Below is a list of flexible working recruiters – recruitment organisations focusing on hiring for roles with flexible working arrangements. We often get asked for such a list – and here it is!  As more employers realise that both men and women seek and value opportunities for flexible working, the number of specialised recruiters grows…. Read More

Negotiate workplace flexibility

5 tips to negotiate workplace flexibility

Negotiating workplace flexibility: it’s all about timing and circumstances.  This is a guest blog for Career-Mums from negotiations expert Mark Davis. Quite possibly the toughest challenge women face when deciding to return to their careers is the difficulty of trying to negotiate more flexible terms of (re)employment; on the proviso that those are the sustained terms you… Read More

#PressforProgress for government to support working parents

#PressforProgress for the government to do more to support working parents

Throughout this week, in recognition of International Women’s Day on 8th March, we are publishing 5 posts based on this year’s theme #PressforProgress for gender parity.  This fourth post is focused on pressing for progress for the government to support working parents. The economic benefits of having improved gender diversity are increasingly understood along with… Read More

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