Getting the work life balance right

  • Dealing with unwanted attention in the workplace

    Dealing with unwanted attention in the workplace

    Someone paying us a few compliments is quite nice, more than that for me – it’s quite rare! It can brighten our day and give us a little ego boost. But unwelcome and unwanted attention is quite a different kettle of fish; especially if this attention is from someone in the workplace. In other walks of

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    Job interview do's and don'ts

    Job interview do’s and don’ts

    Making a good impression at a job interview is vital if you are to have any chance of securing the role. Deep down, we all know what we’re supposed to do and which behaviours to avoid. But interviews are stressful and it’s easy to forget the basics when you’re under pressure. Here are some helpful

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    tips for asking for a pay rise

    Tips for asking for a pay rise

    The recession officially ended last year, many people across the UK are still waiting to see that reflected in their wage packet. Asking for a pay rise can be pretty daunting. But, if you believe you’re worth more than the salary you’re getting, you believe the company has the funds to provide it, then there’s

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    Financial help if your child has a disability

    Financial help if you have a disabled child

    It can be tough to make ends meet for those families where a parent or child is disabled. Financial help is available from the government but it is not automatically granted. If disability affects you or a member of your family, then read on to find out more about your right to financial assistance. Change

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    Understanding childcare options

    Understanding childcare options

    When children arrive in your world it’s a dead cert that at some point you will need childcare provision. Even families with a stay-at-home parent need to fall back on third-party care for the kids occasionally, so what are the options? A lot depends on your circumstances and budget, here are the most common forms

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    What to do if your child can't settle in school

    What to do if your child can’t settle in school

    We all want to protect our children but this can become problematic when they start school. Not only are they out of our sight for over six hours each day, they’re often not very forthcoming in telling parents about their day. If your child still hasn’t settled after starting at primary, moving to secondary or

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