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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

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

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