Nick Clegg is no James Bond but he’s still my hero

‘Dear Colleague’, the e-mail from the Cabinet Office Events team read, ‘you are invited to hear the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg give a speech on women and economic growth.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions. Date and

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Flexible Work to become the ‘norm’ under plan to be announced by Nick Clegg tomorrow

Nick Clegg is to give a speech tomorrow aimed at driving culture change in the workplace to remove the stigma currently attached to flexible working. Mr Clegg is expected to explain that it means “sweeping away the clapped-out rules that

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Jobs should be ‘flexible by default’

Age UK believes that all jobs should be ‘flexible by default’. Employers would have to show that a role could not be done on a flexible basis before turning down a flexible work request. Often seen as a perk for

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Kiwis value flexible working when looking for a new job

    Ninety per cent of New Zealanders say flexible employment options such as working from home are an important factor when looking for a new job but only 13 per cent of employers say they will provide greater workplace

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A pay rise gives only short-lived happiness but flexible work makes a big difference

Scientists say how much a worker actually earns is just as important as how satisfied they are with their pay in determining their happiness. Professor Amit Kramer, of the University of Illinois, said: ‘Pay, as you might expect, is a

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Is pressure to conform to the media ideal of beauty stifling female ambition?

Last week the Everyday Sexism Project received a letter from a 15 year old girl, amongst other things she wrote: ‘successful women are only considered a success if they are successful AND hot….’ She continued: ‘I feel like there’s no

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Are you an invisible idiot?

People who work from home are out of sight and out of mind and consequently are less likely to be promoted – or that’s what Daniel Cable of the London Business School found when he investigated. His research was published

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Flexible working drives record numbers in employment

The increase in flexible working in the UK in recent years has been a driver for this week’s record employment figures according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. More firms now allow their staff greater flexibility over where, when and

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Presidential debate and Mitt Romney with his ‘binders full of women’ demonstrate the assumptions that short change both men and women when it comes to flexible work

Morra Aarons-Mele (@morraam) wrote a great article in the Huffington Post discussing the Presidential debate and Mitt Romneys response to a question posed by Katherine Fenton in relation to pay equity. I’ve been suffering from ‘flu for the last ten

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Are Millennials that want ‘balance’ work shy? Not necessarily….

When Millennials say they want “balance,” they don’t mean work less. They mean work differently and more flexibly. There’s a big difference and Cali Williams Yost explains all here : http://www.fastcompany.com/3002178/3-reasons-balance-has-become-dirty-word-work

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