The Balance network is a forum for all staff managing careers and home lives, enabling discussion, support and the exchange of information and ideas, to achieve a balance of opportunity for all.
This network has hosted events on work-life balance and caring responsibilities. They have made recommendations around agile working and have supported the adoption of the firms new agile working policy.
Last year we won the Best for Mothers award at the Working Families Best Practice Awards 2022. We have been working hard to ensure our parents have the best possible experience when they take parental leave and on their return to work; including a coaching programme and a parental leave network made up of parents keen to support new parents returning to work.
Our Balance network recently held a panel event on – Making it work as a working parent. The panel shared how they manage the juggle of work commitments and being a parent. This is the beginning of a series of talks on navigating the work-life blend, whether you have children, elderly relatives or other commitments and interests outside work.