Caught in a trap!

Its been a while. Its been just too long. As a new blogger for Work Your Way I had planned to post on a regular basis on my experiences as a freelance writer and blogger working from home. Lets see

Balancing the business and baby!

The new paternity leave rules, applicable if your baby was born after 3rd April 2011, aim to take the UK away from what Nick Clegg has referred to as the ‘Edwardian’ leave system that has been in place so far.

Networking. It’s not just for functions

Search for the term networking on dictionary.com and you will find the definition is ‘…to cultivate people who can be helpful to one professionally…’ So why do we switch off as soon as we leave that networking event or business breakfast? Possibly because we feel the opportunities for networking are over. However, if we think of cultivating relationships with people who we can help, and who can in turn help us professionaly, then we can see that opportunities to network are far from finished.

Do we get enough parental leave?

The Government has proposed a more flexible system for parental leave to be introduced in 2015. The Modern Workplaces consultation would allow mothers and fathers to share their allowance of leave by taking a number of different blocks during their child’s first year.