More and more people I talk to are looking for choice and control over their time and effort and it seems some employers are listening, but not enough. There is significant evidence that well-managed, flexible work practices lead to greater engagement and motivation and sustainable businesses.
The women I know have chosen or settled for specific roles so as not to feel guilty walking out of the office at 4pm. Roles in which they won’t be expected to attend 8am meetings, or meetings that finish at 6pm, or drinks and dinners with key stakeholders that may keep them away from their families on weeknights. Does it have to be like that?
In this series, we introduce you to our panel of FlexCoaches, each who offer a complimentary 30-minute chemistry session to our community. This week we meet Julie Lines who is passionate and committed to helping people achieve personal and professional growth.
Face your Fears – and make real progress towards your work dreams! This next blog from the ‘Reboot Your Confidence’ series by Kate Wilkie and Debra Close explores our inner fears and shows us how we can overcome them.
FlexCareers continues to bring our community a great choice of career and life coaches. In this blog, we meet FlexCoach Rebecca Grainger who, combining her personal experiences with her sheer passion for helping others, makes women feel empowered to achieve their goals.
We are hard-wired to formulate impressions each time we see something, hear something, read something and meet someone. This is no different when it comes to applying for jobs. It is easy for most of us to communicate and most of us would say we are good at it. However, when applying for a job and during an interview, how you relay your message to the other person is considered an ‘art’.
Thank you to Lianne Baker for sharing her open letter to Hiring Managers and Recruiters with our community. Experienced senior HR leader Lianne captures beautifully the vulnerability all new mothers feel when trying to return to work, and has some sage advice for employers.
LinkedIn appears to be taking over as THE online space to find your next employer and to be found by your next employer. But does your LinkedIn profile make it harder or easier to be found?
FlexCoaches Debra and Kate take are taking us on a journey. A journey to help women find their confidence, return to work and own their future.
In this post, FlexCoach Karen Lewitton shares these easy to follow job-search strategies to give yourself the best chance of landing that perfect role.
‘I can imagine some of you may be thinking, ‘How on earth can I put time and energy into focussing on my own well-being when I already have so much on my plate?’ With some guidance, it can be a simple process’.
FlexCareers continues to bring our community a great choice of career and life coaches. In this blog, we meet FlexCoach Mia Elliott who combines her passion for helping others become successful while facilitating their transformation to achieve their goals.
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball, and for Sue Urquhart, that meant taking a 13 year break from paid work to raise her young family, a daughter and two sons. Here Sue shares her Return to Work story, and how EY’s approach to flexible working and open minded approach to exploring possibilities has supported and encouraged her on the journey.
Work-life balance is not so much the ability to juggle our time, but rather, mindfully and intentionally pursuing our goals in accordance with our values.
FlexCoach Carol Erkes has these simple easy steps to help you work out what is your personal brand. Asking yourself these few questions will pay dividends to your career.
DuluxGroup are working with NAWO to encourage and support women in operations. We hear from Chemical Engineering graduate Carly Harvy on what it’s like to work in supply chain and the advice she’d give to women looking at a career in a traditionally male-dominated industry.
Are you seeking a change in your organisation? Perhaps you are seeking a better work-life balance? FlexCoach Rebecca Grainger has these 6 tips for you.
Shifting the dial on flexibility can be a slow process but encouraging the mindset to find ways in which it can work, puts the future of work in our hands. Senior HR Leader and FlexCommunity member Allie Berridge, shares her experience of making a business case for job sharing, and provides a downloadable plan that will help you negotiate the flexibility you need.
Celeste Tramonte hates housework and almost avoided it altogether until she started practising these 3 strategies to help her prioritise her time. Find out what those strategies are.
There seems to be a constant discussion around what a CV should look like. The look, feel and description are important and can make the difference between you being successful or not. Guest blogger Natasha Bryer shares her tips to creating the perfect CV.