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I’m On Leave

Advice and tools to help you navigate your career through parental leave and prepare to return to work

The importance of keeping in touch

The importance of keeping in touch with parental leavers

I am nine months into my parental leave journey and have enjoyed all of the ups and downs of becoming a new mum. Until recently, …

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When should I return to work?

When should I return to work? Key questions to help you decide

It’s a really complicated, often-dreaded question. If you thought deciding when to have a baby was hard, wait until you need to decide on your …

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Why you shouldn’t take parental leave from volunteering

Why you shouldn’t take parental leave from volunteering

At Circle In we talk a lot about our different journeys through pregnancy, parental leave and returning to paid work. We all understand the challenges …

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Check in and connect with a friend who's struggling

Check in, connect with a struggling friend

Have you noticed a friend, partner or colleague who might be struggling? Check in with her and connect by encouraging meaningful conversation to let her …

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Simplify life. 5 tips to make more space for what matters most

Simplify life. 5 tips to make more space for what matters most

As a former MD of an advertising agency, Suzanne Acteson lived on planes. Even when her boys were tiny, Suzanne travelled for work, spending a …

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This mama motivated to apply for a new role whilst she's on parental leave

Circle In helps this mother to apply for a new role whilst on parental leave

Meet Tilly. Tilly is not her real name (we just love the name!). This mama recently reached out to thank us for helping her. She …

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Circle In talks chidcare options with Mynder

What childcare best suits your family?

There is no ‘one size fits all’ when attempting to find the right childcare to suit your needs and busy schedule as working parents.

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What does working flexibly really mean?

There is one fundamental problem with the word flexibility. What it means to you is something completing different to what it means to others. Employers …

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Thinking about getting back into the workforce after kids?

Have you been thinking about getting back into the workforce after kids? What’s stopping you from chasing your dreams now? Are you wondering how to …

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Re-launching career

Top 10 ways to build confidence and relaunch your career after a break

Career breaks are becoming more common for a myriad of reasons. However, whether you put your career on hold for family, health or other personal …

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