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[ 15 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

With the Christmas period almost upon us, many employees will be thinking of winding down. In fact, Office for National Statistics (ONS) research has shown that productivity reduced during the last quarter.
But for SMEs with tight budgets and a compact workforce, finding inexpensive ways to maintain employee enthusiasm and output is key in the run up to the holidays.
Here, the small business experts at AXA PPP healthcare reveal the top seven ways employers can help staff stay motivated and engaged right up to the big day:

Say thanks – Saying thank …

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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 …

business mums news, Headline »

[ 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 …

career coaching, education, Headline, house and home »

[ 13 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]
Pssst! Please pass this on to your teens (Is Your School Lying To You?)

Compromise. Trade off. Robbing Peter to pay Paul. Burning the candle at both ends. Any way you phrase it, the work-life balance is hard and getting harder and despite more companies embracing flexible working, there’s always the uncertainty that not being in the office is giving your co-workers a professional advantage over you. On paper, we’re around the middle of the pack when it comes to working hours but that doesn’t take into account the £31.5 BILLION we give our employers in unpaid overtime, working through lunch, staying late and …

Headline, Mumpreneur Profiles »

[ 12 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

I’m now 32 years old, have two children, a husband and a home made business run from my kitchen table. At 28 I left a career in museums to be a stay at home mum, moving to my husbands home town of Northallerton at 38 weeks pregnant.
Whilst being a stay at home mum was very much my choice (I felt blessed and privileged to be in a relationship where that choice was accepted and encouraged) I also felt, at times, lonely and under stimulated yet stressed. I day dreamed that …

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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 …

CVs, Headline, work »

[ 6 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]
Why you can’t get away with little white lies on  your CV anymore!

 Author and careers/careers advice expert, Edd Williams, shares his extensive experience of working on more than 100,000 CVs over the past decade, in light of the recent survey results showing three in five employers have rejected a candidate for lying on their CV.
“When I first started out in recruitment about a decade and a half ago it was a different time, I don’t say that as some sort of happy recollection of a halcyon era, quite the opposite in fact, it was time and labour intensive just to get a …

business mums news, Headline »

[ 4 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

Self-employed mums in the UK are calling for the government to address the inequality in maternity pay, as a GP-led study reveals over half (59%) admit to suffering from mental health issues, caused by being forced to work immediately after giving birth.
A group of NHS doctors responsible for founding GPDQ, the doctor on demand app that enables patients to book and see a GP in the comfort of their own home, have funded a contextual study of self-employed new mums after seeing too many mums suffering in silence behind closed …

business, business planning, Headline »

[ 1 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

With millennials soon to make up more than half the total workforce and research showing that they are motivated more by improving the world than work prestige or big money jobs – how can small businesses attract and retain top talent?
According to Marco Barbosa, founder of eSolidar and one of Forbes top 30under30 Social Entrepreneurs, the answer lies in Corporate Social (and Environmental) Responsibility (CSR).
Here’s why:
A study by Bentley University found that 84% of millennials felt that making a positive difference in the world was more important than professional recognition.
The …

Headline, Mumpreneur Profiles »

[ 30 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Name of Business: Get Ahead VA
Your Name and Age: Rebecca Newenham, 45
Tell us about your family: I live with my husband Martin in Guildford and our three daughters who are 16, 13 and 11.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
I was a buyer in London for retail giants Superdrug and Sainsburys. I loved the fast pace of the job and the thrill of seeing new products I had developed hit the shelves. But for me, the job and the …