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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

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

dear career mum, now is your time to shine

Dear career mum, now is your time to shine

We’re at the start of a new year – a time when there is generally a good sprinkling of hope, optimism and opportunity in the air.  Promises of new beginnings, dreams and wishes for how we might use the pending 12 months.  And before the despair of the failed new year resolutions, we’re addressing this… Read More

employee engagement

Why it’s important for employers to offer flexible working

Flexible working arrangements have mostly been associated with female employees who wish to fit their work around family commitments. However, the world of work is changing and employers that broaden their approach to flexible working are positioning themselves to reap the rewards in terms of productivity, retention and recruitment. Despite women continuing to take responsibility… Read More

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