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The business case for health and well being at work

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If employers provide good work and good workplaces they could improve productivity and retention, saving millions, a government adviser on health and wellbeing has told a major festival this week. Dame Carol Black, Expert  Adviser on Health and Work for the Department of Health and Public Health and Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, told the […]


Over half of bullied working mums leave employer

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Over half of women who have been bullied have left their organisation, according to a Workingmums.co.uk poll. The poll of around 100 working mums found nearly a third who have been bullied had fought their case, but eventually left their organisation. Only 18% of those polled said they had fought their case successfully, with 27% saying […]


Getting the work life balance right

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Managers at Medela UK, the breast pump manufacturer, wanted to get some feedback from their staff and to build employee satisfaction. So they submitted themselves to a Culture Audit by the Great Place to Work organisation. The feedback was so good that they were named fourth best small employer in the organisation’s national rankings earlier […]


How to tell your boss you’re pregnant

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Congratulations! You’ve just found out you are pregnant, and you could not be more excited. Juggling a baby and a career is no mean feat, no matter whether it was a planned pregnancy or just a lovely surprise. Before you even get to that point, you will have to let your place of work know […]


Kicking discrimination against women out of football

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What’s it like to be a woman working in football? Last year the organisation Women in Football did its first survey and uncovered high levels of sexism and discrimination. Two thirds had experience of sexism in the workplace and a third of these had witnessed women being told they were unable to do their job […]


How to write a better business newsletter

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In the fast-paced information age we live in, with constant news and social updates coming at us, it can be difficult to engage your employees in the company they work for. It is essential that any news and updates are communicated to your employees in the way that suits them, through the channels via which […]


Celebrating great employers: DMW Group

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What makes the difference from a good place to work to the best? DMW Group is an IT consultancy firm which last week scooped both the Best Workplaces in the UK award for small companies and for learning and development for the second year running. It was praised for its staff engagement and overall work […]


A woman to watch

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Sharon Baylay has years of experience at the very top of corporate life, but four years ago during maternity leave with her twins she took the risky step of striking out on her own as a coach and non-executive director. Last month she was named one of the Top 100 Women to Watch by the Cranfield […]


Women’s leadership summit aims to inspire future generation

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A major summit aimed at inspiring the next generation of women leaders will be televised across the US in June as initiatives to promote women in business ramp up. The inaugural KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit includes a whole raft of high-flying women, such as former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and KPMG’s US Chairman […]


“Women need more information on their employment rights”

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Women need a greater understanding of their employment rights or risk being exploited by their employers, according to Workingmums.co.uk’s newest legal expert. Danielle Ayres says some employers are taking advantage of ignorance about employment rights to discriminate against pregnant women and new mums   – even  though this is illegal. “The problem is that women – even […]


Workingmums.co.uk’s guide to sibling rivalry

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You may think that the constant arguments between your children are energy-sapping annoyances designed to drive you to the point of distraction and that in time they will fade. But just look at the Milibands. The best move, when you are stuck in the thick of it, is to take a step back. What you […]


Pregnant Then Screwed

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Joeli Brearley was self employed, working on projects involving digital technology and art, when she found out she was pregnant. She had two clients at the time. When she was four months pregnant she let them know about her pregnancy. She had cover sorted for her maternity leave so didn’t envisage any problems. Immediately her […]


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