Four-day working week trial taking place * Why Kiwis are working fewer hours than ever * New Zealand’s most overworked jobs He said staff were also discouraged from working overtime as the trial was supposed to reflect the productivity of workers per hour. “Studies have shown the longer employees work the more their productivity levels drop.” Barnes said because most people were conditioned to working five days a week, some staff struggled initially. It was important for businesses to pick the appropriate time to do a four-day week trial, as one of the teams within the organisation opted out of […]
Soap star Helen Flanagan and her partner Scott Sinclair have just announced the very happy news that they are expecting another baby – a brother or sister for two year old daughter Matilda. Despite her obvious joy at adding to her family, actress Helen Flanagan, 27, has revealed the tough time she’s had in her second pregnancy so far thanks to the same crippling morning sickness that has struck the Duchess of Cambridge down in hers. “It’s going well now but it’s been a really difficult first trimester. It’s been horrific,” Helen told OK! magazine. “I have just just been […]
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She is about to welcome her first child with musician Robin Thicke. And April Love Geary took to social media to announce her issues with maternity clothes on Thursday. The 23-year-old posted an Instagram story of her trying on black leggings as she said: ‘I honestly hate pregnancy pants.’ Scroll down for video… Unhappy camper: April Love Geary took to social media to announced her issues with maternity clothes on Thursday ‘Preganacy pants all have this stupid waist thing… it’s not cute,’ she added as she grabbed the thick waistband enveloping her baby bump. The model continued to showcase her enviable expectant […]
One of the biggest questions you might have when you are trying to become pregnant is when to take a pregnancy test. While you might want to take one immediately, it’s too soon. Even though the first day of your last period is the first day of your pregnancy, you are not actually pregnant at that point. Understanding how pregnancy works, what ovulation means, and how it all ties together will help you determine when it is best for you to take a pregnancy test. Despite what many people think, you cannot get pregnant anytime you have unprotected sex. In […]
How on earth do you get bored! I have never understood mothers on maternity leave that go back to work before their maternity leave is over and give the excuse that they were bored. I mean really? I am on my third maternity leave from work and I have never felt bored. If anything there… This content was originally published here.
The best maternity clothes for pregnant women who need better nursing bras, leggings, jeans, shirts, and even pajamas and coats. This content was originally published here.
Canadian and American flags at the U.S./Canada border March 1, in Pittsburg, N.H. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images) Women in that country are more likely to work, and work longer hours, than their U.S. counterparts. However, neither Canada nor the United States has come close to closing the pay gap between men and women, a blemish on both countries’ gender equality records. (Canada ranks 18th among “very high human development countries” on this metric; the United States ranks 45th.) Looking at how many women are working is important because not too long ago, few were able to work outside the home at all. Though women […]
“I have found this site really helpful and it has been a blessing to speak to people who really understand what you are going through and feeling. As much as family and friends try and help, I think the feelings we have can only be understood if you have been through this. I found it helped because you realise that any of the feelings you have are normal and lots of people have had the same, you are not alone, we are all here when you need us.” At the EPT we have been through the same physical and emotional […]
A number of Councils have formal or informal arrangements to allow Councillors to take maternity and paternity leave. I was involved in drafting my Council’s policy. You can view our policy here. You can view the Manchester Labour Group policy here. You can also view Camden’s policy online at http://democracy.camden.gov.uk/documents/s51723/PART%206%20Members%20Allowance%20Scheme.pdf. If your Council has a maternity/paternity policy… This content was originally published here.