Part time working, flexible hours and job sharing

what is the make it work campaign

What is the ‘make it work’ campaign?

Gingerbread: Helping single parents get back into work Have you heard of  or wondered what is the ‘make it work campaign? Bringing up a family involves a careful balancing act where parents have to manage childcare, finances and the physical and emotional needs of their children. This delicate balance becomes even more elusive when a

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life as a freelance editor

Life as a Freelance Editor

Before my daughter was born I would insist that I would definitely go back to the office as an online editor on a full-time basis. Wow, how things change once you see that special little face staring up at you. Becoming a parent definitely puts life into perspective. Some people relish the thought of going back

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annoying things non parents say

Workplace Stress: Balancing children and work

Workplace stress affects many of us and balancing children and work can feel like an uphill struggle. We all know how difficult it is to juggle work and looking after a family, so if you are feeling stressed by a seemingly impossible array of tasks on a daily basis, don’t worry – the situation that

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Idiots guide to twitter

Using twitter to promote your business

Using twitter to promote your business can give you the kick-start  you need. If you have a Facebook account, but you don’t have a clue how Twitter works, you’re missing out on a sensational, and very quick way to promote your business to millions of people simultaneously. Think of Facebook like going into the same room,

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using social media to promote your business

Using social media to promote your business

Using social media to promote your business can set you on the path to success. We’re all aware of social media on a personal level, but if you run your own business do you use this medium to its full advantage? Whether you’re just starting out or are an established business, which platforms should you

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Working part time or full time

Working Part Time or Full Time?

If you’re considering working part time or full time, it can be a minefield when you’re trying to work out which will make you better off. There’s an increase in income for full time employees, but this needs to be weighed up against the higher childcare costs and the financial help you could receive if

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