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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Top tips if you are seeking a new job

There are more and more part-time and flexible working opportunities than ever before. But job seeking in today’s recruitment market can be daunting. Do you start with your social media branding or CV? Go direct to employers, use job sites? or recruiters?  They all have their advantages.  Here are a few tips to finding that

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Law firm winners in flexible working

At Attune Flexible Jobs we have been enjoying conversations with law firms on their flexible working initiatives. It’s good to see more firms embracing the idea of workplace agility – but it’s how they are turning theory into practice that’s the interesting bit. There are, of course, the firms that have the jobs that offer

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Creating a culture of wellbeing at Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons talks to Totum and Attune Flexible Jobs about the importance of creating buy-in throughout the business when it comes to implementing wellbeing initiatives. Law firms realise that ensuring the wellbeing of their staff is clearly the right thing to do and that it also makes good business sense. Even so, there is

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We are at The PA Club – 27th April, come and visit

We’re delighted to be working with The PA Club, one of London’s largest and best-established networks for senior PAs, EAs and Office Managers.  We had a great time there last year and made a number of new contacts The event is FREE, takes place on 27th April and doors open at 8.00am.  We are joining the

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Together we create: 1 job 2 people

There are lots of pre-conceived ideas about job-sharing. I hear all sorts, it can only be achieved in senior roles, or only administrative roles but that is not the case. It all depends on the job sharers and the manager. Here is one example, an HR administrator who has worked part-time and job shared throughout

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How flexible is flexible working? The reality …

We, at Attune Flexible Jobs, are lucky because we get to work with companies who already understand the importance of flexible working for all, but we more often than not come across many candidates who frustratingly want to use their skills but need some flexibility in their working week.  Here, our guest blogger, Emma Scott

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