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[ 12 Nov 2018 | No Comment ]

Written by Conor McArdle, Brighter Business
Work takes up a large slice of our time, but it has to fit around family and social life – and returning to work after parental leave can present some challenges, particularly if you are a business leader. For many new parents, there’ll be a spectrum of emotions to contend with, from excitement and nerves, to a tinge of guilt and dislocation. So, if you’re a new mum or dad preparing to return to work, you may want to think about putting practices into place …

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[ 31 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

Brits make over 7 million business trips every year. Going away from home takes organisation – not just for yourself, but also making sure that your family are ready too. In a study, 75% of travellers reported high levels of stress if they were planning to go away on business, and 50% of their spouses too. Work trips affect everyone in the household. The figures were particularly high if there were young children in the family. Here are a few things you can do to help you and your family get ready for your business trip.
Make …

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[ 17 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

Guest article by Kirsty Hulse
The jump from a secure income and regular paid employment can be a scary one but one that can’t fail but to reward you in the long run. Flexibility, a work life balance that you can control and a chance to maximise your productivity by working where and when you know you can achieve your best, is only the beginning. Here are a few pointers that I have learnt along the way that will help when starting out on your freelance journey…

Try not to get …

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[ 24 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

Home based franchises

Franchises come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. From large restaurants and fast food outlets that require multiple staff and specially designed premises to small businesses that can be run from a home office or van, there are franchises available to suit all entrepreneurs and all budgets. Each type of franchise offers its own unique set of benefits. Some will suit entrepreneurs with large amounts of capital and a desire to see big returns on their investment. Others will be more suitable for investors who want …

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[ 19 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

We’ve seen enormous technological and social changes in the workplace in recent years.  These changes have forced some companies to adapt in order to attract and sustain much needed talent. Unfortunately, despite this, a lot more still needs to be done to ensure flexibility and inclusivity is addressed in every workplace and integrated into the culture of the companies. Yuliana Topazly of BuddyWith explains why.
It’s what employees want
Recent research conducted by Smarter Working Hub shows that 67% of employees wish they were offered flexible working, 56% of commuters feel stressed or flustered at least …

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[ 16 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

If you want to be the best you possible, then it’s all about striking the right balance in all areas of your life. One of the biggest areas of your life that you can work on is getting a balance between your career and your home life. This is easier said than done though, so follow these tips in order to do just that.
Set out your Working Hours
In the modern age, it feels like work never really stops. We often have our work emails on our personal devices and have …

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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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[ 7 Aug 2017 | No Comment ]

Two studies into white collar flexible working published by Ten2Two, highlight how employees can give themselves the best chance of securing flexible working.
83% of employers offer flexible working (45% formally and 38% informally) and that 74% of flexible working requests were granted however there some forms of flexible working were more popular than others.
Employers preferred the flexible working options below:

46% – Part-time week (e.g. three full days a week)
54% – Part-time day (e.g. reduced hours, every day)
34% – Part-time day/week (less than five days per week plus reduced hours)
8% – Job-share
47% – Working from home (all or part …

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[ 15 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

Guest post by Tim Johnson
Life is too short to be grinding it out at work just to pay the bills, yet the bills need to be paid and so the work has to be done.  We live in interesting times of increasing uncertainty and yet with it increasing opportunity.  Never before has it been easier to work from home to run a purpose led business.
Working from home has the benefits of eliminating the daily commute, and being more flexible to meet the needs of the family.  It also has its …

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[ 5 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

We hate to say it but life isn’t quite the beach party it used to be. These days it’s all rush hours, demanding clients, extended hours and never-ending checklists. Gone are the days when ‘nine-to-five’ actually meant from 9am until 5pm because there is just too much to do and too many people to see but what does this mean for family life in 2017? It means an increased need to be flexible, fluid and adaptable to the many changes that comes with modern working life, particularly as a modern …