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Lockdown Fathers and Time with Dad: Learning From the Pandemic

Lockdown Fathers & Time with Dad: Learning from the pandemic What can we learn from pandemic? What positives can we take away from it? I’ll tell you: According to new research from the fatherhood Institute, dads what increased opportunities to work flexibly and from home. The research shows men have learned from the experiences of

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Flexi working & Shared Parental Leave

Why soft skills aren’t soft

There are many issues I have with workplace culture and the way parents are perceived and treated. There’s one particular aspect that’s been bothering me for a little while and it’s the phrase ‘soft skills.’ When a mum or a dad takes time out of the workplace to care for and raise children, they’re often

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Flexi working & Shared Parental Leave

Flexible working during COVID-19: What managers are saying

Flexible working should be more widely available to fathers and people without children. So concludes a significant new research project into how managers have dealt with the change in working practices and working culture during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Zurich, flexible working and positive role models

At long last, we have definitive proof that a flexible working culture enables women to advance in the workplace. A year-long study by insurance giant Zurich found that adding six words to every job advertisement led to a huge increase in job applications and a massive increase in women being hired in senior roles.

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Flexi working & Shared Parental Leave

How family life has changed because of the pandemic

As we near the end of the first half of the autumn term, I’ve been reflecting on just how much family life has changed for this family. The impact of Helen starting secondary school has been epic, but the biggest changes have been because Mrs Adams has been working at home since March.

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