25% Of Working Mums Feel Discriminated Against By Bosses

A survey of 2,000 mums, commissioned by employment law specialists Slater & Gordon, has found that 25% of mums who have returned to work believe they have been subjected to discrimination, either before or after the birth of their child. Other startling and concerning findings from this report include: • 40% of mums do not… Read full story

Female Employees Moving To Part-Time And Flexible Work Post Maternity Leave

According to a survey of 200 UK HR directors ranging from PLCs to the public sector, 83% of female employees who return after maternity leave move into part-time or flexible roles. The survey was carried out by the world’s largest specialised financial recruitment consultancy Robert Half. This is encouraging, as it suggests that many firms… Read full story

Government Publishes Plan To Improve Supply Of Affordable Childcare

The government published its plan yesterday to improve the supply of affordable childcare. The report ‘More affordable childcare’, sets out the government’s plans to improve the supply of affordable childcare for working parents. The cost of childcare is often cited as a barrier for women remaining in the workforce, returning to work either after maternity… Read full story

Olswang Announces Partnership with Lean In

City and International law firm Olswang has announced its partnership with Lean in, the non-profit organisation founded by Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg. The partnership with Lean In will form part of its diversity and inclusion strategy and will offer women a variety of resources to educate, inspire and support them as a way to help… Read full story

A Very Royal Baby Shower

With approximately a month to go until we know whether we will have a future king or queen, Marriott Hotels and Mamas & Papas are keen to celebrate the Royal Baby with the creation of an exclusive Baby Shower Suite. For those of you out there who are looking to organise a baby shower for… Read full story