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    7 tips to make your return from maternity leave easier

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    One of the biggest fears many first-time mothers have is how taking time out to have a child will affect their career. The good news is it doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are seven tips from Sage Singleton of DailyWorth to make your transition back to work after maternity leave easier. 1 Develop a […]

    Tech industry leads the way in flexible working

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    When it comes to flexible working some might say the tech industry has got it cracked. In fact, new research from My Family Care, the UK’s leading provider of family-friendly employer solutions, and global recruitment expert Hydrogen has revealed that when compared with all other industries, it has the most number of employees taking advantage […]

    Mums forced back to work because partner’s income isn’t enough

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    One in three mums has been forced back into work because their partner’s income simply doesn’t stretch far enough, a study has revealed. The research found that one in three has even had to cover up money worries from friends and family to avoid awkward or probing questions. A further one in five confess to […]

    Two thirds of women working below their potential after a career break

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    Two-thirds of professional women go into lower-skilled or lower-paid roles or work fewer hours than they prefer when they return to a job after a career break, according to research published by PwC, in conjunction with Women Returners and 30% Club. 427,000 UK female professionals are currently estimated to be on a career break and […]

    Working mums forced out due to lack of flexible jobs

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    Nearly one in five (18%) working mums have been forced to leave their jobs because a flexible working request has been turned down, according to Workingmums.co.uk’s annual survey published today. The survey of more than 2000 women in Workingmums.co.uk’s 10th anniversary year shows that 26% of mums in work have had a flexible working request turned […]

    How to support your caring workforce

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    The workforce is getting older. There are currently three million working carers – people who combine full time careers with looking after an elderly parent. By 2031 there will be six million. The demographics are startling, but there’s some good news on the horizon, says Ben Black What is that exactly? Employers are becoming more […]

    Employers lose out on talent due to lack of flexible working

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    It has been more than two years since the right to request flexible working was extended to all employees with six months’ service. However, new research from My Family Care and Hydrogen has revealed a significant disconnect between the high numbers of people who want to work flexibly and the low numbers of employers who […]

    Research highlights gender discrimination following childbirth

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    More than half of British mothers feel they have been held back at work after having children compared to less than a quarter of fathers, according to a new survey that reveals the extent of gender discrimination in the workplace. One in five mothers claimed to have been passed over for promotion and one in […]

    Working Families report shows high earners more likely to work flexibly

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    New research by charity Working Families for National Work Life Week (3-7 October) has found that parents who earn more than £70,000 a year are 47% more likely to work flexibly than those earning between £10,000 and £40,000. Today (5 October) is Go Home On Time Day, a campaign that aims to encourage employees around […]

    Pitman Training supports National Work Life Week

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    As organisations nationwide consciously address the balance of work and home life during National Work Life Week, especially for parents, Pitman Training is inviting people across the UK to take up their free place in their Work-Life Balance drop-ins, which sees the team share insights from their Work-Life Balance, Time Management and Influencing Skills seminars […]