Part time working, flexible hours and job sharing

should having tattoos affect your job prospects

Should having tattoos affect my job prospects

As a teenager I was repeatedly told that if I ever chose to get a tattoo I’d never get a job. I’d never showed any interest in getting a tattoo – I’m terrified of needles – still, it was a warning my family wanted to give me regardless: get a tattoo, become a deadbeat. Of

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Support for carers at work

Support for carers at work

Carers are often unsung heroes, diligently providing an essential service to loved ones or friends. Juggling this commitment with the demands of normal work can be incredibly stressful. The good news is that there are statutory rights employers are obliged to offer to carers. Such support for carers at work can be invaluable, and it

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Spending your time wisely and being successful

Spending your time wisely and being successful

‘I haven’t got the time!’ is a common refrain from many of us. When life is so full with work, kids, and home, the 24 hours in each day can seem to fly by in a blur. Where did that go? The key to spending your time wisely and being successful is to ensure you

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Returning to work after a mental illness

Returning to work after a mental illness

I read an amazing statistic the other day – approximately 50% of long-term work absences result from mental health issues in some form. This includes anxiety and depression. Those who number among this figure will often be concerned about returning to work after a mental illness – Can they cope? Will they be bullied, or

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summer childcare

Summer childcare

For family households where both parents work, the summer holidays present a massive childcare headache. Quality care for youngsters is at a premium, and places can be hard to find. Many parents find the issue so overwhelming they ignore it, and end up trading much-valued annual leave simply to be on hand for the kids.

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Getting off benefits and back to work

Getting off benefits and back to work

You can barely switch on the TV or read a newspaper of late without being confronted with some form of debate on the subject of Benefits system in the UK. Getting off benefits for many people is not as easy as it sounds, and the diversity of individual circumstances make this a hideously complicated and

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