Holly Pither shares her experience of successfully negotiating flexible working - and her seven top tips for making a request.
For any first-generation working mums who are feeling embattled or discouraged - here is my letter from the future. My mother worked, her mother worked. Here is what I’ve learnt and why it’s helped me...
Just as women have had to carve out a space in the male world of work (a project that is still ongoing!), dads are now carving out an equal role in the domestic/ childcare sphere. And there is more we could be doing to help them.
There is often an assumption that women with children aren't interested in work or motivated to succeed. And it is rarely an assumption aimed at fathers: ‘well now he’s a dad, he won’t be interested in developing himself / progression / more money’ - it just sounds weird, doesn’t it? According to a report by … Continue reading How being a parent can make you highly motivated at work – and why many mums don’t want the slow lane
There's been discussion online recently about flexible working and whether employers can offer it instead of a pay rise. This idea makes me profoundly uncomfortable, and I've been trying to analyse why
Books like Rebel Talent by Francesca Gino and Be More Pirate by Sam Conniff Allende describe how everyone can unleash their own inner rebel - or pirate - for good. So can we apply rebel thinking to being a parent?
Companies who encourage and succeed with flexible working report that trust is an important element of making it work. A report by Diageo and Timewise revealed that The level of trust is exceptional and it is also normal for employees to flex where they work as and when it makes sense... What matters at Diageo is what you … Continue reading Trust is vital for flexible workers and their managers – here’s how to help create it
Working dads have been in the news recently - and it feels as though something new is happening. Are we seeing a cultural shift as a new generation of dads emerges who believe in equality at home and work?