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From little seeds…

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Around 18 months ago Suzie Walker was looking for a healthy snack for her daughter. Fast forward to the launch of her paleo snack bar company last year when she sold 20,000 bars on pre-order alone and to today when her bars are stocked around Europe and in South Africa and she is working with […]


Companies more willing to negotiate over salary

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Companies are increasingly willing to enter into salary negotiations to secure top talent as the war for talent heats up, according to new research. A survey by recruitment specialist Robert Half, based on interviews with over 200 senior HR directors, shows two-thirds of HR directors are more willing to negotiate salary rates with top candidates […]


Sockgate

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Socks have become a battleground in our house. Last week there was a minor skirmish over short black socks which I nicked from daughter two’s drawer in a moment of panic at circa 8.43am. Daughter three told me that it was too hot for tights and her system of filing socks is stress-inducing at the […]


Majority of low income families see no sign of economic recovery

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Some 79% of low income families have seen no sign of their financial situation improving in the last year despite the economic recovery, according to a survey by charity Turn2us.org.uk. The survey of over 2,000 families, released to coincide with Turn2us’ annual Benefits Awareness Month, found that in the last year, over four-fifths of parents […]


Women not taking promotion despite flexible working

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Nearly three-quarters of women in Australia believe having a child impacts a person’s ability to achieve career goals, compared with slightly more than half of men, according to recent research from Morgan McKinley Australia. The poll of 873 professionals  shows that whilst only 15% of survey respondents had opted out of the workplace for more […]


Trying to avoid a trip to A & E

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I read the news. I know the NHS is under pressure so I’m trying to do my bit to avoid going to GPs or doctors as much as humanly possible, but with four children sometimes events conspire against you. Take Saturday. I was doing the washing or something equally interesting downstairs when daughter three loomed. […]


The pros and cons of hiring an au pair

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Being a working mum can be hard! Achieving a work/life balance can be a tricky juggling act and while you may be excited about going back to work or starting a new role, the thought of leaving your children with someone else can be a very daunting prospect. We’re going to walk you through one […]


Explaining the news

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Far from being apathetic, the kids seem to be quite interested in the election campaign. Daughter three came home from school proclaiming that she was the only one in her class who knew the name of the leader of the Conservative Party. Daughter one was onto Milifandom before the press and has been following Ed […]


Inspiration in the arts

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One hundred and fifty high profile women from a wide range of careers in the arts took part in a speed networking event with 850 state school girls at the Tate Modern in London yesterday. The Inspiring Women event, sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, was part of a series of events highlighting careers in […]


Lib Dems announce carers’ package, including carer leave

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The Liberal Democrats have promised a £150m package and five paid days a year of additional “care leave” for the 6.5 million carers across Britain as part of their Disability Manifesto, launched today. They say approximately one in every eight adults provide care, unpaid for family and friends. The Liberal Democrats says, if elected, they will […]


Zero-hours contracts and casualised labour ‘damaging family life’

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The onset of recession in 2008 and its aftermath has heralded rapid growth in the use of zero-hours contracts and other “casualised” forms of employment by employers in the care, retail and hospitality sectors and have damaged family life, according to a report from Working Families. The report is based on calls to the charity’s […]


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