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[ 16 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

Hot-desking has seen a huge growth as a flexible working solution over the last few years. Hot-desking offers the opportunity to cut the costs of running an office by up to 30%, and it’s not hard to see why many businesses across a range of industries have been enticed by the hot-desking model.
Aside from the financial gains, with employees sitting away from their respective teams/departments, it is believed that hot-desking allows employees to build connections and create collaborating opportunities with other employees they do not often engage with. Moreover, as …

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[ 11 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

The Fatherhood Institute is encouraging dads to go it alone, and take parenting leave to look after their baby.
In a new book published this month, academics from around the world explore fathers’ experiences of substantial ‘solo care’, finding that such dads form closer long-term relationships with their children. They relish their competence as a parent, take much more responsibility for housework and care of the home – and this period of solo caring seems to be a tipping point, offering considerable potential for greater gender equality in the home. Read …

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[ 8 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

UK bosses are still giving female employees a tougher time at work, according to new research released today by Crunch Accounting. Top issues included receiving less praise, less frequent pay rises, and their boss favouring other colleagues, compared with their male colleagues. The research also reveals that this situation is detrimentally affecting levels of confidence and career plans in the workplace for many women.
A quarter (25%) of women questioned said that never getting praise from their boss was one of the most frustrating examples of bad management they experienced, compared …

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[ 6 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

A lycra-clad flash-mob descended on Glasgow and Edinburgh city centres last Friday with an energetic display in support of flexible working.
The stunt, organised by parenting blog MotherPukka in conjunction with workspace provider Regus, aimed to raise awareness around flexible working and its benefits – particularly to women in the workplace.
Over 400  people took  part, stretching, dancing and singing in Glasgow’s George Square to deliver the message to the morning crowds before heading to Edinburgh for a repeat performance at that afternoon outside The Royal Scottish Academy, near Princes Street.
MotherPukka founder …

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[ 21 Feb 2017 | One Comment ]

Baby charity Group B Strep Support is urging pregnant women to make sure they’re aware of group B Strep (GBS or Strep B), and the risk it can pose to their baby.
Group B Strep is the UK’s most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies, causing sepsis and pneumonia, and of meningitis in babies under 3 months. Carried normally by one in every four women, the group B Strep bacteria can pass from a pregnant woman to her baby around birth with potentially devastating consequences for the baby.
On average …

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[ 19 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

University of Edinburgh Business School has announced this year’s programme of events for Startup Festival 2017 next month. It’s the city’s biggest festival for entrepreneurs and students, to celebrate Edinburgh and Scotland as great places to start a business.
On 8 March, the School will present a day-long festival of entrepreneurship with 14 free events to offer inspiration, networking opportunities, skills and knowledge to entrepreneurs and students curious about their potential.
The day begins with a global debate bringing together leaders from Edinburgh and international startup hubs Lisbon, Portugal, and Waterloo, Canada. …

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[ 17 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

International online awards, SuperAchievers opens for nominations this week, featuring two categories for working parents,‘Working Mum of the Year’ and NEW ‘Working Dad of the Year’ alongside Entrepreneur of the Year, Inspirational Achiever of the Year, PA of the Year and Boss of the Year.
Nominations are now open and entries can be submitted for free via www.pitmansuperachievers.com
SuperAchievers judge and businessmum Claire Barratt says “Recognition in your achievements is very important for growth within yourself and brings out the self-belief and confidence in a way that maybe your own support system cannot. …

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[ 13 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

The Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise help young creative entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality. Aspiring artists, designers and performers who want to go into business and need practical and financial support are being targeted through the programme.
2017 sees prizes of £10,000 for winners of the following five categories:

Arts & Photography
Craft & Design

The intention is to enable art students explore, develop and establish their creative ideas into sustainable ventures – through business planning training, mentoring and capital funding for starting-up in business.
All applicants also need to ensure that their …

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[ 10 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

New research from Crunch Accounting has revealed Britain is a nation of secret entrepreneurs, with one in three people enjoying hobbies they believe could one day become their business. Almost a fifth (15%) are already using their passion project to earn money.
One in 10 Brits is considering starting a business in 2017, with almost half (44%) saying they would be prepared to see a drop in salary if it allowed them to pursue their dream job.
A third of the employees surveyed also admitted to ‘moonlighting’ and working extra work hours …

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[ 7 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

The gender pay gap for millennials in their 20s has halved in a generation to just 5 per cent, but much of that progress looks set to be undone with early signs showing that the gender pay gap continues to escalate as women enter their 30s and 40s.
This suggests that millennial women will still earn significantly less than their male counterparts over their careers, according to new analysis published today (Wednesday) by the Resolution Foundation as part of its Intergenerational Commission.
The analysis tracks the typical hourly pay of different generations …