Category Archives: Work/Life Balance

You don’t need kids to struggle with balance

by Ana Pérez We have all heard the phrases “work-life balance” and “having it all”, but what we don’t hear are the unfiltered, unpretty truth from those in the trenches -what trying to create a balanced life actually looks and … Continue reading

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Update on the Maternity Leave Directive

by Ana Pérez After 7 years from the proposal from the European Commission and 5 years after the vote in the European Parliament, we are still at the same point: the Council does not express its position and blocks the … Continue reading

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The final push! One last hope to save the European Maternity Leave Directive from being scrapped

We finally have some news about the EU Maternity Leave Directive – and it’s pretty desperate. But let us quickly recap what happened until now: – the EU Maternity leave Directive was originally adopted in 1992, introducing measures to encourage improvements in … Continue reading

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Calling for measures for improving working time arrangements

by Ana Pérez Today’s increased number of women on the labour market means a different working-life trajectory, departing from the male single breadwinner model. Women face multiple challenges throughout their working life, from caring for small children, to caring for … Continue reading

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Every employer can do something to positively impact on the wellbeing of their employee carers and parents | #EEFWLB

Employers’ Forum for Work Life Balance Final Report, 8-9 September, Helsinki Working conditions and working time arrangements are a primary preoccupation for the majority of families, as well as the place of work and commuting have a great impact on … Continue reading

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Identity and work-life balance: it’s all in the sandwich

We are all individual. With our own specific history, up-bringing, culture, dreams and aspirations. Yet we are also part of a group, our family, group of friends, educators, church, and sports-club. During our lives these powerful connections we make shape … Continue reading

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Cracking the Myths of Work Life Balance on 8-9 September, Helsinki. Register now to secure your place!

The myth that work-life balance policies and practices are a luxury does not contribute to the company core business is still widespread! This is why we are organizing the Employers’ Forum for Work Life Balance in Helsinki, Finland on 8-9 … Continue reading

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