[ 24 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Take-up of Shared Parental Leave (SPL) remains very low, with the main reason given for not taking it being financial. However, a new survey shows that enhancing Shared Parental Pay would make no difference to the decision of over half of those who say finances are the main barrier.
The results suggests that other issues underlie parents’ decisions, even if they are not overtly stated and highlight the importance of open, honest conversations around Shared Parental Leave*.
New figures from Workingmums.co.uk’s annual survey, released today, show that 37% would consider taking Shared …

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[ 24 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Take-up of Shared Parental Leave (SPL) remains very low, with the main reason given for not taking it being financial. However, a new survey shows that enhancing Shared Parental Pay would make no difference to the decision of over half of those who say finances are the main barrier.
The results suggests that other issues underlie parents’ decisions, even if they are not overtly stated and highlight the importance of open, honest conversations around Shared Parental Leave*.
New figures from Workingmums.co.uk’s annual survey, released today, show that 37% would consider taking Shared …

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[ 23 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]
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Early mornings can be a nightmare for working parents, especially when you never quite know what’s actually coming up ahead. Being a professional means that there’s only so many times that you can blame the kids for being late, before it starts to affect your work. Want to avoid the drama? Things need to change, now.
Prioritise Breakfast
Sometimes, it’s easier just to get the kids (and you) ready and out of the door, but there are so many reasons why breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Instead of …

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[ 22 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Feedback on new business ideas should be sought outside company walls, research from King’s Business School and the University of Amsterdam has found, but it’s useless without the time to act on it. Managers who demand constant action from their teams therefore prevent new ideas from being generated and implemented.
Professors Roy Sijbom and Frederik Anseel found that feedback needs to come from diverse sources so that differing viewpoints lead to new perspectives. However, for the feedback to spark true creativity, employees must work under adaptable performance standards and have the …

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[ 21 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Twenty-one extraordinary women have been revealed as this year’s finalists in the 15th annual NatWest everywoman Awards, the UK’s most prestigious initiative recognising the achievements of female entrepreneurs.
The announcement comes as research by NatWest Business shows female entrepreneurs have contributed 77,000 new jobs and over £3.5 billion to the UK economy, via 100,000 new businesses over a 12 month period.*
Selected by a judging panel of 18 of the country’s most successful businesswomen including Chrissie Rucker MBE, Cath Kidston MBE, Rosaleen Blair CBE and Poonam Gupta OBE, this year’s finalists were …

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[ 20 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

 Janet Tarasofsky, founder of Speaking Rights, offers insights into her own path to a successful speaking career and tips on how to ask for a pay rise or promotion
 A few years back I swapped the intense corporate world for the struggle that is ‘entrepreneurship’. I had a good job in the beauty industry but I knew my calling was elsewhere the moment I got on stage and started speaking. It was a risk because I was a single mother, but the drive to build Speaking Rights was too strong to ignore.
My transition …

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[ 20 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Is your home office cluttered?  If so, it just might be cutting into your productivity level.  A disorganised home office can make getting things done very difficult.  Today, we are going to learn some great tips that will help you get on track and bring your home office back to life.  So, if you want to increase your productivity and get things done, make sure to pay close attention to the information below.
Purchase A Monitor Stand
If your computer monitor is taking up a lot of space on your desk, why …

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[ 20 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Want to know more about Forex Trading? Read on and check out the handy infographic, below.
Many investors are looking more to binary options as an easy-to-use investment strategy. Binary options are a little like gaming. If you guess on the right side of the strike price at the expiry time, you cash out your option. If you guess wrong, you lose. When trading binary options, you don’t actually buy or sell anything. You simply trade on where you think the price of the asset is heading. One pro of trading …

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[ 17 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Nearly half of working mums think working flexibly has affected their ability to progress their career, although almost three quarters identify flexible work as crucial to getting more women into senior roles, according to Workingmums.co.uk annual survey.
The survey of over 2,300 working mums, sponsored by Nielsen**, shows the impact on women’s careers if they work flexibly – whether part time, some degree of homeworking, flexi hours or some other form of flexibility. According to the survey:

47% of those surveyed think flexible working has affected their career progression with 28% saying …

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[ 15 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

By Susan Scott, psychologist, nutritionist, mind & body expert, and best-selling author
 
It’s quite a challenge balancing a work life and a family life and feeling you get the most from both but with a few clever rituals you can prevent yourself crashing and burning.

Know your purpose in life. Who are you and what do you want from your life? Just because you have children does not mean you have to put this on hold or forget about it. Yes, your purpose in life may well change but by having one …

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[ 14 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Tell us about about your family background:
Caroline is a married mum of three boys, aged 9,8 and 6. Clare is also married and has two sons aged 8 and 10. Both ladies live in Sevenoaks, Kent and met in the school playground.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea?
Caroline worked in digital publishing for 15 years, for companies including Virgin Media, Trinity Mirror and Archant Newspaper group. Clare worked in marketing and events prior to setting up her own digital marketing business.
Now both Caroline and Clare are …