I am going back to work next month after maternity leave to a different role due to a re-organisation. My main concern is that I've had reduced hours agreed by my new manager but I have a feeling that the role will warrant more than the 30 hours agreed. The level which I'm at states that I should be able to work additional hours as part of my role. The whole point of me reducing my hours is to have a better work life balance. Where do I stand i.e. what number of hours would be acceptable on a 30 hour week?
I've been looking for a job to do from home and have my CV ready. I've applied for loads of jobs but there only seem to be scams out there.
I work part-time and am studying for my Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualification. My class is outside of my contracted hours so I arrange childcare for when I am at university. I'm not paid by my employer for this time, but my full-time colleagues are paid for the time they are at university. Is this fair?
I'm working with a friend on putting together a range of children's wear. I don't have any experience in this field and wondered how to source the best manufacturer to work with and what sort of things should I watch out for.
Leadership consultant Jane Sparrow gives some advice on promoting and asking for flexible working and says good managers will see it as the making of their business.