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[ 15 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

Companies with high levels of staff satisfaction perform better financially, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
The study examined the effect of staff satisfaction on corporate performance using employees’ online reviews of where they work.
Writing in the journal Economic Letters, the researchers from Norwich Business School say that firms rated highly by their current employees in terms of satisfaction achieve greater financial performance compared to firms characterised by low levels of employee satisfaction.
They add that this association between employee satisfaction and corporate performance indicates that employees’ …

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[ 8 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

Staff who feel they are treated unfairly at work are at increased risk of being off sick more frequently and for longer, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Stockholm University.
Sickness absence is a major health concern for organisations and important contributing factors are found in the work environment. For example, low job control and decision-making opportunities have previously been shown to increase the likelihood of sick leave.
A relatively new determinant of employee health is their perception of fairness in the work place, known as …

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[ 1 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

Half of parents in the UK with a child aged five or under are reluctant to have more children due to the cost of childcare, despite recent Government initiatives to support them financially, according to Killik & Co, the independently-owned investment house.
In The Real Cost of Childcare Report (the full report can be accessed here), Killik & Co – which has been advising clients on how to save, plan and invest for almost 30 years – highlights couples with a child under five are spending £6,500 a year on childcare …

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[ 24 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

We’d just like to say a big thank you for following and supporting us this year and we hope you will continue to pop back in the coming year to see what else Family Friendly Working has to offer you.
Have a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year break

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[ 22 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

Almost two thirds of mums are interested in retraining and 58% have considered setting up their own business, according to Workingmums.co.uk’s annual survey.
The transition to parenthood brings huge upheaval and the survey of over 2,300 mums shows how many are considering leaving their jobs or sector as a result of becoming parents.
The biggest reason by far given for considering starting a business or franchise is the need for greater flexibility – 36% said this. Others reasons given were wanting to be their own boss [15%] and that they had always wanted to set …

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[ 20 Dec 2017 | One Comment ]

New research proves steady progress is the key to securing the top position
New business school research has revealed the career tactics necessary to become a top company CEO; specialise in one industry, get promoted regularly and resist the urge to change jobs frequently.
Bernard Forgues from emlyon business school worked with colleagues to identify the career trajectories of the top 100 CEO’s according to the Fortune 100 listing of companies. The research team charted each CEO’s career from the very beginning to when they became a CEO.
In doing so, they looked …

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[ 18 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

New research from the Young Women’s Trust has found that hundreds of thousands of young women without a job are being written off as economically inactive and going without support to find employment, despite many of them having good qualifications and wanting to work.
264,000 women aged 16 to 24 in the UK are economically inactive (not working or currently able to look for work) and not in education or training – 37,000 more than men. Most say they want to work, either now or in the long-term, but they are …

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[ 15 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

One in seven employers admit they would be reluctant to hire a woman who they thought may go on to have children, according to a YouGov survey for women’s charity Young Women’s Trust.
In the survey of 800 HR decision-makers, a significant number were hesitant about hiring women in their 20s and 30s who might have children in the future – despite it being illegal to make hiring decisions on this basis. Concern was more common among male HR decision-makers (18 per cent) than female decision-makers (10 per cent).
A quarter indicated …

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[ 14 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

Mothers Who Make, a grassroots national initiative that supports mothers who are artists, has been supported by Arts Council England to develop hubs across the UK, commission new work and create a digital platform. Mothers Who Make is committed to creating spaces where every kind of maker is welcomed, and every kind of mother. For participants, access to these spaces provides a ‘vital lifeline’ during a time when motherhood requires a renegotiation of their artistic practice.
Mothers Who Make network has received support from some of the UK’s top cultural venues …

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[ 11 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

This year’s Female FTSE Report, by academics at Cranfield School of Management and Exeter University Business School, sponsored by Aviva and the Government Equalities Office, reveals that while the number of women being appointed to FTSE 100 boards has increased, few women are fulfilling senior roles on those boards.
The percentage of women holding FTSE 100 non-executive (NED) positions is at an all-time high of 33%, but the percentage of women holding executive directorships remains low at just under 10%. This year, six women hold Chair positions and a further 14 …