What is hybrid working?

Flexible Working. It isn’t a new term and has, for many years, had a place in employment law where it has offered a right for certain employees to request flexible working which the employer can then only refuse on reasonable grounds.  To make a flexible working request the employee must have worked for at least 26 weeks for the employer and...

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Why good nutrition benefits the workplace

How good nutrition benefits the workplace Good nutrition provides us with the energy and nutrients we need to excel in whatever we do, as well as to improve our personal wellbeing. We all know that eating the right foods contributes to our physical health but research into our biochemistry has linked poor nutrition with increased stress, anxiety...

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Menopause for thought

Of all the curveballs life has to throw at us, menopause has to be up there as one of the most challenging. It appears just when you might be sensing a relaxation of the demands of children and your career is reaching new peaks. But since half the population will go through it at some point, why is menopause a taboo topic, or worse, something to...

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Mental Health After Covid

For Mental Health Awareness Week, Polly Collingridge, our international wellbeing resource associate has looked at employee mental health after covid. The mental health of the nation – of all nations – has suffered during the pandemic. At the same time, we have experienced a global paradigm shift in our ways of working. As lockdown eases...

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How can men help women feel safe?

The perennial question of how women can keep safe when travelling independently has been a huge focus of media attention following the tragic death of Sarah Everard, and a rise in street harassment following the coronavirus lockdowns. However, a communal effort to combat this culture of fear can empower women to return to public life without constantly...

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Mother’s Day – the what and why

Mother’s Day – the what and when Spring is here, and so Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday has got to be close. Each year it is a different date, depending on where in the calendar Easter falls.  Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday in Lent, which in 2021 is 14th March. So, if the date of Mothering Sunday is dependent on Lent and Easter,...

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Women’s Financial Wellbeing

Women and financial wellbeing Recent headlines have shown that Covid-19 outcomes are far poorer for those living in disadvantaged areas, proving the strong connection between money and health. On top of that, our financial wellbeing (which refers to the amount of control we feel over financial future and our relationship with money) is closely linked...

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Wellbeing as a working parent

Taking control of your wellbeing as a working parent Whether it’s your children or the printer refusing to cooperate, working from home and homeschooling can be a challenge to juggle at the same time. An overwhelming 84% of you said in our Instagram poll that you thought your wellbeing had taken a negative turn this lockdown. Here are some tips...

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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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