The final frontier: Allowing PAs to work flexibly

Recently we were invited to talk about flexible working at The PA Club’s January Discussion Forum.  It was a lively session of PAs and Team Leaders from a number of industries including the legal and accounting sector. It’s great to attend a session like this, particularly when everyone is so passionate about the subject. It

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Is working from home really as brilliant as it sounds?

Whatever the reasons for wanting to work from home – better work/life balance, less commuting, more time at home with the children – you need to think long and hard before you go for it. You may find it’s not the right working arrangement for you. In our many conversations with candidates and clients over

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Happy to talk flexibility? Say it in your job ads

A government task force has launched a campaign to boost the provision and uptake of flexible working across industry. The flexible Working Task Force, a partnership across government departments, business groups, trade unions and charities, has created the strapline– ‘happy to talk about flexible working’ – together with a logo that firms can add to their job

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Part 2 – Top tips when considering a portfolio career?

This is the 2nd part of an interview our founder Sarah Broad did with Rachel Brushfield, a career strategist and fulfillment coach on portfolio careers. My career has allowed me to develop a distinct set of skills and experience in HR and Recruitment within the legal and professional services sector. I set up Attune Flexible

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Heard of a portfolio career? How to make it work?

Recently our Founder Sarah Broad was interviewed by Rachel Brushfield, the Talent Liberator, Energise who is a career strategist and fulfillment coach with a particular focus on portfolio careers.  Here she talks to Sarah on what makes up her portfolio career. What is a portfolio career? It could mean many things but commonly a portfolio

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Equal lives and flexible working

We attended the recent Gender Pay Gap seminar at Hogan Lovells where we met Kaammini Chanrai who was presenting her findings on responsible flexible working for responsible businesses and we invited her to guest blog for us on her recent research in partnership with Santander. There is some really interesting findings and well worth the read.

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Team spirit and the flexible workforce

How do you create a sense of team cohesion in today’s workplace when the rise of flexible working means people have more control over how and where they work – the ‘job for life’ is no longer expected nor desired. Workers switch companies and careers to meet their changing goals and personal needs, and freelancing

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Advice for employers on how to manage flexible working requests

Our guest writer, Ruby Dinsmore, Employment Lawyer for Cognitive Law Ltd wrote this post ‘inspired’, by a conversation with an employer client of hers who was completely oblivious to the introduction of the right to request flexible working for employees with 6 months or more employment. This right was introduced on 30 June 2014, over 4 years ago, but

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Don’t apologise! How to explain your career gap

Rachel Bridgeman founder and campaign manager of The Flex Factor has interviewed a number of flexible working specialists including ourselves on How to explain your career gap. Here are what they all said: Sarah Broad from Attune Flexible Jobs: ‘Be Honest — you cannot hide from a maternity leave, career break — be confident in way you decided to have a career

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