Recruiting and supporting autistic employees into the workplace

Many employers assume that they do not need to make any changes until a worker identifies him/herself as autistic and requests adjustments. However, there are plenty of changes that an employer can implement to make the workplace more autism-friendly before an individual request it. This will also benefit workers who may not be aware that they are...

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Sarah-Jane Butler stands aside as CEO of Working Life Solutions

After ten years as CEO of Working Life Solutions (formerly Parental Choice), Sarah-Jane Butler is stepping down today, 30th September, from her role and handing the reigns to new CEO, Simon Seward, who joins the business from 1st October.  Sarah-Jane remains active within the business as owner, board director, and consultant to the PC Payroll &...

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The benefits of embracing neurodiversity in the workplace

Diversity and inclusivity in the workplace have become an important topic in recent years.  It has tended to focus on categories such as gender, age, sexuality, ethnic background, and physical disability but now there is growing momentum to embrace a diverse group of brain types.  The concept of neurodiversity recognises the variety of...

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Working with a neurodiverse colleague

ACAS estimate that 15% of the population of the United Kingdom is neurodivergent. The term neurodiversity refers to variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood, and other mental functions. The neurodiversity movement primarily focuses on autism but encompasses other conditions as well. It rejects the idea that autism...

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Mental Health in an Unequal World

World Mental Health Day is on October 10th, the theme is ‘mental health in an unequal world‘. It was chosen to highlight the fact that access to mental health services remains unequal, with between 75% to 95% of people with mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries unable to access mental health services at all, and access...

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National Work Life Week

National Work Life Week takes place between 11 to 15 October 2021.  It is the charity Working Families annual campaign designed to get employers and employees talking about what can be done to get the best work: life balance for both. The last eighteen months, as we’ve all had to readjust and reset our working patterns time and again, have been...

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Educating for the future

By Arpana Valji from Families Magazine The World Economic Forum recently stated that 65% of today’s jobs will be non-existent for the children that entered primary school this year. The workplace of the future is going to be looking for communication skills, growth mindset, creativity, and resilience. The schools that will equip our children...

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How often do you need to exercise to improve your fitness?

I think this is one of the biggest misconceptions surrounding fitness, fit people, and unfit people. A huge misconception in the fitness world is the amount you have to exercise to make a difference to your fitness, physique and quality of life. You may assume that as a Personal Trainer and someone who loves training, I probably train every day,...

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How to Avoid Smartphone and Social Media Burnout in your Family

Written By Soren Kenner and Imran Rashid Excessive use of smartphones and social media may lead to stress, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, concentration issues, lowered self-esteem, and more. But just how big is the problem and what can you do to avoid it in your family? In a recent report, the UK Chief Medical examiner advises parents...

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