Part time working, flexible hours and job sharing

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Is there really equality in the workplace?

Depressing news for career women. A recent study by the Chartered Management Institute has discovered that men still earn more than their female counterparts, even when they do identical jobs. Despite 40 years of legislation demanding equality and equal pay in the workplace, it seems not much has changed. New research shows that women earn

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Employer supported childcare

Employer Supported Childcare

The employer supported childcare scheme looks set to be replaced in 2015 with the new tax-free childcare system which will see working parents with children under the age of five (or under 17 if they are disabled) getting money toward the cost of childcare, up to £1200 per child per year, which will look like

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Childcare

Summer term childcare challenges

Children may rejoice as the summer holiday approaches, but for many working parents it can be a nightmare juggling childcare and keeping them entertained without breaking the bank. Here are some suggestions for a stress-free summer… Sharing childcare Many families use the summer holiday to use up at least two weeks of annual leave and

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Working mothers and discrimination at work

With more than a quarter of mothers feeling discriminated against at work, it seems that many employers are still living in the dark ages and women are continuing to feel frustrated by the lack of opportunities following maternity leave. Out of 2,000 women who were questioned for a survey by law firm Slater and Gordon,

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Technology productivity

Are we more productive with technology?

Thanks to the genius invention of the internet, we are becoming a nation of workers who would rather email than pick up a phone to make a call or write a letter. On average us British workers send and receive a staggering 10,000 emails every year but has it made us any more productive? One

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