Flexible working: Knowing your rights in the workplace

We all strive to maintain a work-life balance in order to juggle our responsibilities, outside interests and work commitments. You don’t have to be a parent or a carer to want a work-life balance. Recently we held an event with Remziye Ozcan and Deborah Casale, Slater & Gordon to discuss this very subject and they

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Inflexible workplace? What’s your excuse?

Flexible working has become more commonplace in recent years – but there remain many organisations that are determined to stick to the old ways of working. Why? We respond to the most common arguments for refusing flexibility. We look at some of the common excuses: 1. If we offer flexible working to a few people,

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School’s out for summer

If you’re anything like us parents here at Attune, you’ve been counting down the hours with excitement but fear and trepidation too. Or if you remember the Alice Cooper song! ‘No more pencils no more books No more teacher’s dirty looks Out for summer Out till fall We might not come back at all School’s

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#Howdidshedoit: Tips for achieving partnership for law

We were recently delighted to attend the Women Lawyers and Mothers (WLAM) and Mimoza Fleur #Howdidshedoit event and hosted by Arnold & Porter and Mimoza Fleur at which a leading panel of law firm partners discussed tips to avoid the pitfalls of navigating the route to partnership. The panel comprised five partners, including one man. They shared their experience

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Men and flexible working

As it is Father’s day this Sunday, we thought it was time we talked about some of the issues facing men in today’s world of work. The world isn’t only changing for women. Just as women have discovered that their careers don’t have to end when they have children, so have men realised that they

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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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