As a working parent, creating a work/life balance can be challenging. Flexible working is one of the ways that can help, but it can be intimidating to approach your employer for support. That’s when you need to find people that can help because you can’t receive the support you need if you don’t ask for it. The first step is to recognise the importance of clear, honest, balanced communication with your employer. Here are some top tips from Nina Barnett, a Consultant Pharmacist, on having a conversation with your employer about flexible working.
If you’re struggling to balance your work and family life, try some of these top tips and reach out to your employer or line manager. Flexible working can make a big difference to your life and having good, open communication with your employer and line manager will help you understand what your options are and how they can support you. If you want someone to talk to, the NHS provide a career coaching service which you might find helpful.
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