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[ 30 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

Striking a balance between feeling cool and looking stylish for work during summer is easier said than done. With the recent spate of hot weather, travelling on the Underground and other railway networks at this time of year can be a laborious, uncomfortable affair. Many of us reach the office feeling anything but fresh-faced and squeaky-clean.
The real dilemma lies in dressing for warm weather without showing too much skin. As a result, we can end up staring blankly and bewildered at our wardrobe’s contents because nothing seems to fulfil that …

business, business planning, work »

[ 19 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

Starting a family can sometimes spell disaster for your career, but it needn’t. Of course having little ones running around is going to make an enormous change to your lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to define you. Working parents need to learn to work smarter, not harder. Stress, fatigue and eventually burnout aren’t good for you or your family, so focus on manifesting these healthy habits, to see both your career and your home-life improve.
Get Some Sleep!
This is number one on the list for a good reason, because it tends …

business, business planning, careers, employment, Headline, work »

[ 3 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

You have showcased an impressive C.V, navigated your way through the interview stages and celebrated receiving a job role.  However, the hard work has only just begun as you approach the task of negotiating a salary.  Discussing money can seem somewhat taboo in the UK as an air of awkwardness will inevitably ensure.  The prospect of a salary negotiation can fill interviewees with dread as the discussion can reflect that of a poker tournament rather than boardroom.  Here, the debt advisory service Scottish Trust Deed present their 5 need to …

business, business planning, employment, work »

[ 1 May 2019 | No Comment ]

Between 2015 and 2018 women had reportedly higher rates of work-related stress, depression or anxiety per 100,000, with the highest rates amongst those between the ages of 35 and 44. Founder of the UK’s first ever #EmployeeRightsDay, Alex Monaco is an employment law solicitor and author of The Resignation Revolution. Here he shares his top employee rights tips for women.
Equal Pay
Pay gap between men and women reportedly widens with age, particularly when it comes to senior executive roles. Despite there being legislation, employers are seemingly playing catch up, which includes …

employment, freelancing, self employment, work, working from home »

[ 28 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

It’s a hard balancing act. On one hand, there’s your responsibilities as a parent. On the other, it’s the demands of a full-time job. But it’s also a big ask to make the jump from regular paid employment to going freelance so you can fit work around your family. Despite this, there has been a massive rise in the number of freelance parents – particularly mothers – in the UK.
So, why is it now becoming more popular for parents to work for themselves?
Flexible Hours
For freelance parents, a major benefit …

business mums news, Headline, work »

[ 5 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

Research analysed by co-working-meets-creche start-up Cuckooz Nest reveals that women are far more likely to travel less than 15 minutes to work whilst the vast majority of long commutes are undertaken by men. The question is, does this disadvantage them in the work place?
Men travel longer distances to work, and women are the most likely to walk to work. Men account for 74% of those that cycle to work. Overall, men predominate journeys via train and tube and women occupy more bus and taxi seats.
Cuckooz Nest suggest that women opt …

business mums news, Headline, work »

[ 27 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

The average Brit will spend 3,507 full days hard at work during their lifetime –  including 204 days of overtime, it has emerged.
Researchers found they will also think about quitting their job 16 times a year, and will retrain for an entirely new role twice over the course of their working life.
Additionally the average worker will put in 34 hours and 26 minutes of work a week, totalling 1,791 hours a year, and 84,171 hours in the course of their career.
They will also keep their nose to the grindstone for …

business, business planning, employment, Headline, work »

[ 31 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

By now, you’re probably well aware of the UK’s Gender Pay Gap. A government report revealed an average GPG of 9.3%, with only 11% of women employed by a company that pays women an equal or higher salary than men. That means 89% of women work for a company that pays women, on average, less than men.

 
The Gender Pay Gap cannot be attributed to one specific cause, but results from a combination of several factors like the fact that men are more likely to be employed within more senior roles …

business, business mums news, Headline, work, working from home »

[ 13 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

The nation’s employees believe work now takes up 42 per cent of their life, according to research.
Researchers carried out a detailed study of 2,000 adults in employment and found we all want more downtime.
Half of those polled agreed waking up in the morning and dreading the day ahead at work is a sure-sign you need to address your work-life balance.
And one third agreed struggling to sleep and finding yourself regularly in a bad mood are other common signs.
In an ideal world, employees agreed a dream existence would see adults dedicating …

Headline, health, home life, maternity leave, work »

[ 17 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

So you’re going back to work. You’re sorted. Baby is sorted. Partner is sorted. What could possibly go wrong?
Despite being an organised person, there will be times when you feel that those balls will simply not stay up in the air no matter how much you juggle!
Exhaustion. Have you been up all night with a teething baby? Does your boss who has a 2pm deadline care? Probably not. Exhaustion can make clear thinking very difficult. If you are doing a job that involves working heavy machinery, this can actually be …