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Category: Flexi working & Shared Parental Leave

Covid-19

Covid-19: An opportunity to change working culture?

In the wake of the covid-19 outbreak, I ordered my eldest daughter a laptop at the weekend. As I was placing the order, the salesman made a fascinating comment. “You’ve bought at the right time. Stocks are getting low. We’re getting loads of managers buying laptops for their staff.”

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Flexi working & Shared Parental Leave

Accelerating Gender Equality in Business, Diageo style

What does the business world need to do to accelerate change and get women involved at senior ranks? This was the vexing question asked at a panel discussion organised by drinks company Diageo earlier this week. It is an interesting time to ask this question. In 2019, women headed up the European Central Bank and

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Introducing The Fathers in the Workplace Toolkit

“You cannot put a price on family wellbeing.” You could be forgiven for thinking that’s an inspirational quote I’ve ripped from a dodgy Instagram account. In fact it’s a direct quote from Anthony Fitzpatrick, who is Employee Relations and Global Employment Policy Lead at insurance giant Aviva. He was speaking at the launch of something

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Dadbloguk Q&A

Talking influencer marketing with Andrew Canter of the BCMA

I’m doing something a bit different with this Q&A. To date, this series of interviews has focused on family life, parenting and health. On this occasion, however, I am taking a one-off journey into the world of influencer marketing and content creation by speaking with Andrew Canter, chief executive of the Branded Content Marketing Association

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Flexi working & Shared Parental Leave

Modern Families Index: Are parents ‘always on’?

Technology is a funny old thing. On the one hand it has empowered many, many people to work flexibly and fit economic activity around family life. As the recent 2020 Modern Families Index shows, however, technology has also blurred the lines between work and family life. Many working parents are ‘always on’ and this is

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