Flexible working should be the default position for all employees, rather than it being up to individuals to request. That is the call from Conservative MP Helen Whately, who introduced a flexible working bill in Parliament this July. As we’ve been saying for a long time, if all jobs were flexible working jobs, it would […]

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If you’re about to head off on your summer holiday, don’t forget to put your out-of-office message on before you go. We look at how what you say matters, and why it can help part-time workers to have one all year round.    What you say is particularly important if you have clients or external […]

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We see a lot of candidates hunting for home-based jobs or local work so they can complete their work and parenting duties. Many parents returning to work find jobs within school hour days – but it’s not always a viable option for everyone. So how much does it cost working parents to work? The crazy […]

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Many employers are inundated with annual leave and holiday requests over the summer. After all, the summer is peak holiday season for a reason. Some businesses find that new business drops off as a result – particularly those working with European markets whose doors may close for the month of August. But for other organisations, […]

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