Small Business

Can I apply for flexible working hours

Can I apply for flexible working hours

The laws around flexible working changed on 30th June 2014. Prior to this date the right to request flexible working hours only applied to parents with children under 17 years of age (18 the child was disabled) and those in certain caring roles. Since the 30th June 2014 any employee who has served a company

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Your rights as a temp/agency worker

Your rights as a temp/agency worker

Many people sign up to be a temp or agency worker for various reasons. Quite often the appeal is the flexibility it can offer especially trying to work round children. Although this can be a great way of working what rights and benefits do agency and temp workers have? What indicates you are an agency

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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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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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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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Blogging

Blogging

Blogging is a fabulous hobby. It’s an incredible way of connecting with the entire world to communicate your message. Whether you wish to blog for personal reasons or commercial reasons, having your own space to fill as you please is extremely rewarding. How to start a blog Starting a free blog is easy. There are

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