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There are all sorts of reasons people take a career break, but one of the most common is because their current role no longer works alongside raising children. As a result, September is often a time of reflection for many working parents. So what can you do if you’re seeking a return to work?  Autumn […]

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Many companies state that their main objection to flexible working is that ‘it may not work for the business’. But we believe that unless employers can be convinced otherwise, this is often an easy get-out. It’s time to make finding flexible work mainstream – and by stating your case well as you ask for flexibility, […]

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When it comes to asking for flexibility, the advice has often been to get the job first and then ask for flexibility at a later date. Then once you have sold yourself as the ideal candidate, focusing on what you can deliver, your employer will know exactly how ambitious you are. But they won’t care […]

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Autumn’s approaching! As working parents work out what their offspring will be getting up to in the autumn term, it can also be a chance for them to look at what they want to achieve too.   When you’re managing work and a family, September can be just like January, only better. There’s no giving alcohol […]

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Recently the same conversations have been occurring as the jobs market faces continued scrutiny in the face of the Brexit negotiations. And they all come back to one thing – salaries. Knowing your worth in a changing marketplace If you’re not offering the right salary, you can’t attract the best talent. Yet knowing what to […]

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Many candidates often tell us that the summer holiday period is a massive barrier when returning to work after having a break to raise children. Yet plenty of parents manage to work around the six-week holiday period. Naturally, the cost of childcare can be an issue, but there are a few ways to ‘cheat’ at […]

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