allmumkind’s Diversity statement
allmumkind is committed to equality for parents who are seeking a better work-life balance through flexible working and the opportunity to continue building a successful career. We identify the desire for many women post motherhood, with a wealth of experience and skills to secure and sustain senior positions. This drives our focus in running a progressive and successful business.
Our service towards candidates will ensure we advertise and market our site through a diverse range of mediums, which do not discriminate and respect individuals. We will follow policies and regularly monitor data and update where necessary.
Our aim and continued drive is to work with companies who place diversity at the top of their recruitment and employment policies. We can support companies to hire flexibly which will enable them to benefit from;
- Achieving better retention and commitment
- Create a diverse working culture/environment
- Achieve better standards of motivation and morale
- Better understanding of different markets
- Reduce turnover and costs on repeat recruitment fees
- Although diversity is good in itself, it has been measured that it is beneficial for business
We believe that in today’s working community, organisations perform more successfully through building a diverse workforce.
A recent YouGov survey discovered that older workers between the ages of 45 and 54 feel that families with children receive preferential treatment when it comes to flexible working applications. The survey commissioned over 1000 people found that just over 25% of employees between this age ground felt that flexible working requests are provided firstly to parents with children.
The findings raise concerns as the government had plans to introduce flexible working for all to reduce hours, however in the recent Queen's speech, there was no mention.
The frustration found amongst this age group is due to the raised hope of them creating a better work-life balance as they prolong their careers. There is concern that this government may have decided to shelve such a benefit.
Flexible working is seen as a real positive for working families, however an extension to other groups within any organisation should be considered. Such policies can't be implemented overnight. Businesses need to observe where they can accommodate polices which benefit all.
Single Parent……….. Double Trouble?
Being a parent is not easy. Being a single parent is twice as hard. Responsibilities, worries, bills, school runs, ballet classes, football club…. are borne by one pair of shoulders and even Mr. T couldn’t carry that burden alone.
For whatever reason or circumstance finds you in this position, it is one that is initially daunting but with a bit of support, a leap of faith and a good sense of humour, it is one that you can not only survive but embrace. You can sleep easy at night. You can still have a career. You can pay your bills.
Your life doesn’t stop; it just takes an unexpected direction that can initially throw you into unfamiliar territory with a large pinch of guilt and a sprinkle of self-doubt.
My journey began when my daughter was a baby. I have since learned through first-hand experience about everything from working tax credits to childcare, flexible working hours to making your pound go further.
From my experience, the work/home balance is a fine juggling act for every mother but once struck, it provides space, self-esteem and fulfilment as a working woman and recharged batteries, passion, excitement and fulfilment as a loving mother.
That pearl of wisdom relayed, I am no expert but knowledge is power and it goes a long way. It gave me strength to know that I wasn’t alone or some societal anomaly and that there are a lot of good organisations and websites out there (allmumkind and gingerbread to name but two) that provide practical information and support and don’t make you feel like the pip in the apple.
Over the next few months, I shall tackle a number of topics with the aim of clearing the mists of uncertainty and providing a bit of much-needed sanity. I shall be offering practical advice and support for those of you out there that need a nudge in the right direction or just want a friendly ear to listen to your problems or answer your nagging concerns. I am more than happy to answer questions or comments to my post.
Posted in Family, Guest posts, Mummy and working, Single "super" mummy | Tags: Balance, Benefits, Careers, Childcare, Employment, Financial, Flexible, Mummy, Responsibility, Single Parent, Support Network, Women, Working
Welcome to the allmumkind blog!
This is our new exciting feature to the allmumkind network which continues to support women and their careers post motherhood.
If you are a working mum, returning mum or simply a super full time mum who is looking for inspiration, guidance, advice and open chat then come and join in with the conversation! We want to hear your views, comments and thoughts on our ever challenging and demanding lives as the biggest job ever…mum.
We hope you find the articles true and honest as we will be discussing all subjects from Flexible working, Government changes, Legislation, Going back to work, Issues we face as a working mum to being a single mum, “the school gates” and basically how on earth do we do it? and much, much more!
So, come on, join the chat and spread the word!