What’s so great about flexible women?

What’s so great about flexible women? Of course, we aren’t talking about whether or not your staff can touch their toes or backflip across the office. The issue of flexible working has been at the forefront of work discussions for nine months now. Pushed there by the grim reality of COVID-19 we admit, but we’ll take that and we’re running with it! We’ve...

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Menopause and how to alleviate the symptoms

What is the menopause and how can its symptoms be alleviated? Women’s reactions to the menopause tend to vary. Some feel a sense of joy as they see it as a kind of relief after years of menstruation. For example, they will no longer need to buy any feminine products. However, for many, the menopause is the beginning of the ageing process. Menstruation...

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Five benefits of gender balance in the workplace

The five benefits of more gender balance in the workplace A gender-balanced workforce and workplace are crucial for a business to reach its maximum potential. There are multiple advantages for companies who have a gender diverse workplace and an equal representation of women in the workplace. Increasing numbers of businesses are reaping the benefits...

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7 tips to more productive working from home

Seven tips to help you stay on task while you’re working from home Work from home they said, it would be fun they said. Working from home has become the new normal as a result of COVID-19, but more than four months in are all employees enjoying it and remaining focused and productive? Until now, many people have been working from home whilst juggling...

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How your style can boost mood and productivity

The power of style How your style can not only boost your mood, but also your productivity Whilst it goes without saying that what we wear isn’t the biggest concern right now, it’s hard to dispute the transformative power of clothes. Getting dressed each morning serves as a psychological boundary to separate between bed and business mode, and...

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Post lockdown – Domestic Abuse – The new epidemic?

Leaving Lockdown – Domestic Abuse – The new epidemic? In England and Wales domestic abuse makes up nearly a quarter of all reported violent crime and we have all heard about the spike in domestic abuse and violence during the recent Covid 19 lockdown. One in four women and one in six men may be experiencing domestic abuse at this time. Home...

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Health and Safety for Working from Home

Health and Safety for Working from Home Whilst some industries have returned to work, many businesses are continuing to work from home in line with government advice to reduce the risk of infection and to protect their employees. Whether homeworking is a temporary or permanent solution, there are several Health and Safety responsibilities that...

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1950’s called and want their gender stereotypes back please

The 1950’s called and they want their gender stereotypes back please COVID-19 has exposed many things that is making all of us rethink the way in which we live and work. One key aspect that COVID has exposed is the impact it’s having on different groups, according to their protected characteristics. It’s fair to say that women and...

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Covid-19 and the gender pay gap

Covid-19 and its affect on gender pay gap On April 27th, Parental Choice hosted a free webinar with Michelle Gyimah, gender equality guru.  This article gives you a brief overview of the discussions, which were fascinating.  You can watch the full video here. Gender Pay Gap reporting stops The COVID-19 outbreak has put the country on a roller-coaster...

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Employees at breaking point?

Employees at breaking point? There are plenty of articles in the media talking about women bearing the brunt of childcare and home schooling while juggling working from home.  Some have taken precious holiday to cope, many will be taking unpaid leave, but how long can they afford to do that for? Some have had to give up work or be furloughed without...

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