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
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.
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?
Follow us on Twitter at @parentwrkthrive Getting the work / home juggle right From observing many full- and part-timers over the years - and having been both myself - somewhere around 3.5-4.5 days there is a sweet spot in terms of working hours, which enables both home and work life to thrive. Full time hours, … Continue reading Part-time hours and flexible working – the sweet spot
Why does motherhood still come with so many negative perceptions at work? Why do new mums often lose confidence (and employers lose faith in them) when in reality they are often more capable, resilient and motivated than before having children? Why are they still tearing themselves apart with guilt that they aren’t doing a good … Continue reading Why should we rethink work for parents?