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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

Getting over rejection

Bouncing back from interview rejection

Bouncing Back from interview rejection There is nothing as disheartening as going to a job interview, feeling terrific when you walk out the door, and then never hearing anything from the company. Well, perhaps that is not quite true, as hearing from the company that you have not been successful is an even drearier situation…. 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

PressforProgress for employers to support working parents

#PressforProgress for employers 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 third post is focused on pressing for progress for employers to support working parents. With the impending deadline for the first round of gender pay gap reporting for… Read More

Press for Progress for new parents

#PressforProgress for New 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 second post is focused on pressing for progress for new parents. If we strip back the reasons for gender dis-parity, it boils down to the fact that women… Read More

Parent friendly employers

Parent-Friendly Employers: Branding For A Supportive Workplace

Being a parent is a full-time job, and the most important and rewarding role most people will have in their lives. However, despite its many benefits, most parents cannot afford to become stay at home parents throughout their child’s life. As a business, it is possible to help qualified, experienced and educated parents to return… Read More

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