Women in the Workplace: How You Can Support Them

Creating gender equality in the workplace is a goal for many employers. However, it can be more difficult than you first think. Even when employers think they are doing the right thing, they could be making mistakes that prevent equal opportunities for everyone. If you want to support women in the workplace, there are many things you could do to help them. From your recruitment process to how you deal with time off work, taking a good look at how you as an employer do things can reveal some barriers that you perhaps did not even realize were there. Check out some of these ways to support women at work. Continue reading

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Don’t Ignore These Worrying Signs That a Friend Needs Help

Friendship through thick and thin

Sometimes the best thing to do is to help your friend is simply to listen to them. Photo via Pexels, CC0.

It’s a simple fact of life that you’re going to spend some of your time worrying about your friends. That makes a fair amount of sense as, after all, you care deeply about your friends, and the last thing you want is for something to happen to them. Most of the time this is going to take the form of things like stress from work and other relatively minor things. If that’s the case, then you’ll usually be able to have a chat with them over a cup of coffee and let them vent their frustrations to you. However, there are also going to be occasions where things are a little more serious than that. Sometimes the problems that your friend is facing might be something that has you genuinely concerned. This can often be an incredibly difficult situation to deal with but here are a few simple things that you can do in order to help and support a friend who’s going through something difficult. Continue reading

Bearing The Brunt: Supporting Your Partner Through A Life-Threatening Illness

Emotional and medical effects for your partner and you

Research your partner’s medical condition but don’t fall into a trap of over-Googling it. Do what you are able to find out about treatment options from verified specialists. Pexels, CC0 License.

It’s never the best news if somebody you love is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition and it can have a major effect on, not just your partner, but the both of you as a couple. There are many instances of people who have been placed under so much pressure due to a disease or general health issues that they have been torn apart, which can have a devastating effect on the families too. So if you are in that position where someone you care deeply about has been diagnosed with a major health condition there are things to do so you look after your partner but also, you need to make sure that you look after yourself, and here is how. Continue reading