As you start looking towards 2016 here are some new ideas and themes Bring Your Child to Work Day – check out our latest video from a recent day. Get in touch to find out how you can engage your staff by bringing in the younger members of their families to work. Enable your company […]
Parenting in an increasingly digital world brings a lot of challenges. As well as e-safety and managing screen time, once parents allow their children to use screen time, it’s a minefield trying to find apps that are suitable and engaging for children. Everyone, even children, need some downtime in life and in these brief periods use […]
How often do you hear it being said “Well now that she’s had her baby she isn’t going to be so work-committed?” How often have you caught yourself thinking it? I need to put my hand up here and admit that there was a time when I was guilty of such biased thinking. But my […]
How many of the following scenarios do you recognise? (All names are fictitious for the purposes of this article) Sangeet has sent in a letter stating that he is “Going off with stress.” Fiona, completely out of character, has unleashed a torrent of verbal abuse on her secretary and has walked out of the office […]
…In our firm, we’ve been working with Employees Matter, an organisation that runs workshops, seminars and webinars to help bridge that gap between home and work lives. The service was set up by Zoe Sinclair as a consequence of her own experiences of being a first-time mum and juggling a busy work schedule with the […]
Bringing employees’ children into work for a day is great for engagement, and helps young people understand the professional world. No wonder it’s taking off… Around a third of employees admit to not bringing their full selves to work sometimes (it’s called ‘presenteeism’ – where the body might be present, but the mind is nowhere […]
The new offer of shared parental leave looks simple enough. New mums take the first two weeks off after the birth, but the remaining 50 weeks can be shared between mum and dad. Finally the UK has caught up with Scandinavia, where shared leave has been working well for decades. Zoe Sinclair explores what it […]
The introduction of shared parental leave this month is another signal of the move to more family-friendly, ‘people-shaped’ working, says Employees Matter MD Zoe Sinclair. In this article, Zoe explores whether employers are moving with the times or struggling to understand the messy interactions between home and work lives. Read the full article
New rules will allow parents to share maternity and paternity leave from 5 April 2015. What will this mean for your career? Zoe Sinclair explains the implications of these changes in the Guardian. Read the full article.
It’s time to make sure you save your seat at the 2015 Employees Matter Mental Health Awareness Breakfast. Join us on Thursday May 7th to discuss a better future for workplace mental health. Contact us to book your place.