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Redundancy – Part 1: What to Do When You Are Laid Off

Gender equality issues have come a long way since Emily Pankhurst and the Suffragettes put their lives at risk to fight for women’s right to vote. However, there are still a lot of kinks to iron out in employment law and the daily reality us working mums face.

Redundancy is just another area of concern. Pregnant working women are twice as likely to be made redundant than any other working woman. The Fawcett Society (the UK charity that campaigns for gender equality and women’s rights at work, home and in public life)  have been striving with Maternity Action to ban employers from making pregnant women redundant.

5 Top Tricks and Tips for Making New Habits Stick

5 Top Tricks and Tips for Making New Habits Stick

Imagine if everything that needs effort in life ran on autopilot; how fab would it be to have a change of pace. Not having to remember to do chores, go to the gym or exercise, get to work, and stay on top of finances and everything that keeps us up at night.

Let’s get back to reality and hope that technology meets up to our dreams of doing nothing, very soon! Unless you can get Alexa, Siri or Google to put in that daily grind for you on automate, these daily tasks are not just simply going to disappear. However, if you programme some habits into your daily routine, you can reduce much of the stress and struggle from your day.

With a little bit of discipline, we can all create new habits that require low maintenance – and what a perfect time to get started with that, at the start of a new year and new decade!

Do you have the right skills and attitude to be a WAHM?

If you’re new here, let me just start by defining WAHM: it is a ‘work-at-home mum’. WAHMs can be self-employed or work for an employer – there are so many options available these days. However, the primary requirement to be called a WAHM is to, well, to work from home.

My first experience of working from home started about 13 years ago, shortly after returning to work from maternity leave. I had applied to work flexibly at work, and the editorial director was so incensed by the audaciousness that she made me a full-time homeworker. I would show up in the office once a fortnight just to stay connected to my work colleagues and to attend meetings.

How a Virtual Office Can Improve Business Profitability

Your virtual office in the UK provides your business with internet access, but it also can provide your business with facilities in some of the finest buildings in London and other major cities. On top of having this kind of access, your business has the freedom to move around the…

6 Ways Busy Parents Can Practice Self-Care

Raising children is a demanding, full-time job, especially if you are already juggling a successful career. As a result, you might feel as if you have limited time to care for both your mind and body throughout the day.

It is, however, essential for your own happiness to regularly make time for yourself. When you are happier, you’ll have more energy, patience, and passion when caring for your family. Read on to find out how busy parents can practice self-care.

10 Benefits of Being an Academic Freelancer

Being a freelancer is an excellent option for anybody who loves to write. Academic freelancing, in particular, can be quite lucrative. If you enjoy academic writing, you’re not afraid to crank out a good paper; you understand your citation formats, and you are known for being able to articulate your ideas clearly and accurately, then it might be a good idea to consider a career as an academic freelancer. 

Academic writing: the pros and cons of paying someone to write it for you

If you’ve been a student or are presently studying, you’ll understand the pressures of academic essays and deadlines. Given the chance and the assurance of not getting caught, most people would likely get someone else to do it. A recent survey found that more than 20,000 university students pay for essays and dissertations, which shows that this is a more than just a thought for many. So, what are the pros and cons of using academic writing services?

Are you a #bossb*tch or just intimidating without realising it?

Social stereotypes are everywhere and the workplace is no different! It’s amazing how, even in 2018, women as men do not have a level playing field when it comes to their expected behaviours. If a man is assertive in the workplace, he’s a great boss, or an asset to the team, but a woman doing exactly the same is labelled bossy, confrontational or a b*tch.

How to love your work when you can’t change your job

Despite common belief, it’s not always easy to move jobs when you fall out of love with it. Whether it’s because there just isn’t anything else available in a small town, or because you need to upskill or get more qualifications (that you’re either working on or can’t afford to pay for) there are a number of reasons why a job change may not easily be on the cards.

So, besides throwing the towel in or sinking into panic mode every time you walk into your workplace, what can you do about it?

Choose 5 things to do a day – you won’t regret it

I was listening to a podcast recently and the topic of envy came up. The presenter spoke about receiving a message from a subscriber who was envious of someone who lived in her neighbourhood and seemed to have it all: great social life, gorgeous home, loving spouse and she also…

Fancy a change? Four short-term and online courses you can take without ditching the day job!

Managing both a successful career and a happy family can be tricky for parents. In a recent article, Forbes refers to “mommy wars”, this intense divide between stay-at-home mums and working mothers. It may sound rather unimportant, but it’s actually a complicated societal issue with gender inequality at work, guilt brought on by motherhood at its core. 

Which social media platforms are right for your career or business?

STOP the time wasting: Which social media platforms are right for your career or business?

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As enticising as it may be to spend every waking hour spying on your colleagues’ LinkedIn profile to see how you can trump them on a job promotion, or looking at your competitor’s Facebook page to see how many comments they’re getting for posts, when it comes down to it, it’s just unfeasible to spend your every minute of the day doing it.