Category Archives: Work/Life Balance

How to be a «mompreneur»

The word is new but the concept is not. «Mompreneurs» are women arriving in their late twenties or early thirties who have a job but who chose to start their own business while they are pregnant or when their children … Continue reading

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“La Femme Shiva”

Notre campagne pour faire de 2014 l’Année européenne de la Conciliation de la vie professionnelle et la vie familiale apparaît dans le dernier numéro du magazine Elle Belgique. L’article s’intitule “La Femme Shiva”  page1  page2 . La femme Shiva … a … Continue reading

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Getting it right

Usually when someone complains or talks about their work-life balance (or lack of), it usually revolves around not having enough hours in a day to manage everything. As our family and private lives seem to grow more and more packed … Continue reading

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Mr. Barroso answers to COFACE – finally!

We finally had the opportunity to ask a question directly to the President of the European Commission, Mr. Barroso about what he thinks about what Europe can do to improve the quality of life of families, and the balance of … Continue reading

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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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EU employers take family-friendly working seriously

A Eurofound survey  investigating family-friendly working policies in companies in six European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden, UK) finds that employers take family-friendly working seriously and have put in place a range of policies to support this, especially in … 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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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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Measures to help reconcile work, private and family life

Good work-life balance promotes the well-being of workers. It can also contribute to achieving major EU policy goals: stimulating employment (especially among women and older workers); promoting child and youth development; and encouraging gender equality. In Europe, more than one … 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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