Category Archives: Working parents

Take care of yourself!

It’s the Monday, 2nd September, and for many of us the start of a new school year. Working parents and carers hop right back on the hamster wheel of waking up, and already being stressed about getting dressed, preparing healthy … Continue reading

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Danes are among the happiest in Europe with their family life – Wondering why?

For a working professional woman whose employer provides minimal sick and vacation leave, having a baby often means cobbling together a combination of paid sick and vacation leave, disability insurance, and even unpaid leave, to deliver and care for her … Continue reading

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Does technology help your work-life balance?

As a working mum, I’m constantly juggling different roles and responsibilities. Being at the office all day, while also doing the school run, parents’ evenings and going to my children’s sports matches is simply not feasible. That’s why flexible hours … Continue reading

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Why Dads don’t take Paternity leave

It sounds like progress, but in reality some men are reluctant to take time off for a variety of reasons, ranging from a fear of losing status at work to lingering stereotypes about a father’s role in the family. Leave … Continue reading

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A Family friendly workplace more important than the salary

It is not only governments and the European Commission, or civil society organisations who worry about the demographic challenge in Europe. The private sector is also getting anxious about how they will attract and retain qualified workforce in the future. … Continue reading

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Work-Life Balance research

The Rouen Business School in France is currently studying the consequences generated by an extensive use of technology life smart phones, tablets etc on couples’ work-life balance, work attitudes and relational satisfaction. In other words, they are exploring how much … Continue reading

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Work Life Balance: a company award

For the 5th year, Italian Region Lombardia, in collaboration with ALTIS Postgraduate School Business and Society – of the Catholic University of Milan, and with the support of the Italian Department of Equal Opportunity of the Presidency of the Council … Continue reading

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A better Work/Life balance can boost the economy

In a time of high unemployment and widespread cost cutting, a large number of companies, are raising the bar in developing effective and flexible work/life benefits to attract, retain and promote talented employees. Reconciliation of Work and Family Life is … Continue reading

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Sweden and Spain: Childcare round-the-clock!

Police, health care workers… Thousands of people work in shifts during the weekends or at night, a time when the majority of nurseries are closed. In these cases (especially when there is only one adult in the home or when … Continue reading

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The rise of the Supermums

As we have successfully completed our Written Declaration campaign (yesss!) and are eagerly anticipating a decision about the 2014 European year, we have more time to read. These past weeks there was quite a lot of buzz about some working-mums, … Continue reading

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