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WOMBA speaks to d&i Leaders about flexible working

19 December 2022 |News

WOMBA director, Alison Green, contributes to an article in d&i Leaders on how inclusive new working practices are. The traditional 9 to 5 is fast becoming obsolete, with the past three years seeing a dramatic shift in flexible working practices from flexible hours, hybrid working to the four-day week. Alison…
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WOMBA welcomes new Flexible Working Bill

6 December 2022 |News

The U.K. government gifted an early Christmas present to millions of workers by proposing a new law that will grant the right to ask for part-time hours or home-working arrangements from the first day of a new job. Additionally, approximately 1.5 million low-paid workers — such as those operating…
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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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