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Working Parents – the War for Talent

14 September 2022 |Our Views

Full employment allows employees to choose who they work for As employment levels reach their highest levels since 1974, companies are looking carefully at risks relating to recruitment and retention. The Office for National Statistics has revealed that full employment has been achieved in 2022…
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Who has the Power to call Diversity Absurd?

5 July 2022 |Our Views

A few weeks after a report from the House of Commons Library concluded that ‘mothers and women from minority ethnic groups were especially (negatively) impacted’ during the pandemic, Jacob Rees Mogg cancels all Whitehall diversity courses, describing them as ‘absurd’. He goes on to say, that only “intelligent, sensible” courses…
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When the Going Gets Tough, Career Coaching Helps

26 April 2021 |Our Views

At WOMBA, we have had an influx of requests for career coaching. We anticipated those on furlough or at risk of redundancy reaching out. But we are interested to note the the number of professionals considering whether now might be the right time to change career direction. According to a…
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Daughters – how to avoid working an extra 37 years

8 March 2021 |Our Views

As reported by the BBC today on International Women’s Day 2021, if women increased their pension contributions at the start of their careers by 5%, they could close the £100,000 pension gap that currently exists between them and their male peers. To achieve ‘retirement parity’, Scottish Widows points out there…
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Let’s take a right turn this International Women’s Day

7 March 2021 |Our Views

There’s some positive news to celebrate on #IWD2021. But just before I get to that – let me ask you: Is it more important to ‘do things right‘ or ‘do the right things‘? At WOMBA we see first-hand the energy and effort of organisations to become more gender equal. And…
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