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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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Managing our emotional responses in emotional times

21 May 2020 |Our Views

These are uncertain, unprecedented and disorientating times. All of these words are over-used, but they do describe the world we’re living in. From our coaching with working parents we’re hearing how they’re feeling overwhelmed. I can relate to this. Some days I feel resilient and “I’ve got this”, only to…
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The strength of parents’ networks

20 May 2020 |Our Views

It would have been unimaginable even a few months ago that parents would be expected to be employees / teachers / parents / carers, all at home and all at the same time. And to do this without the structure, routines and support that they relied on to juggle their…
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Video – Alison Green talks about working and homeschooling

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In a recent survey the biggest challenge facing working parents was balancing looking after their children and working. Or in the words of one parent “how on earth do I do this and homeschool my kids?” When asked how they felt, the responses were an emotional rollercoaster of apprehension, guilt,…
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COVID-19 Working Parents

27 March 2020 |Our Views

With an estimated 1.4bn children across the world home from school right now (ref: Quartz Communications March 2020), many parents are home schooling their children for the first time. According to child psychiatrist, Megan Gunnar, many children are anxious, even frightened – they are not going to school, not seeing…
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