‘Right to request’ flexible work not granted for half of UK’s working mothers

Half of the UK’s working mothers do not get the flexibility they ask for, while those that do work flexibly face discrimination, according to a survey.

The survey of almost 13,000 mothers carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the campaign group Mother Pukka found that one in two had had a request for flexible working turned down or only partly accepted by their current employer.

Frances O’Grady, the TUC secretary general, said the survey exposed the failure of the system, with the legal “right to request” flexible working having been in place for two decades.

“The current system is broken. Employers still have free rein to turn down requests for flexible working. And women are too scared to ask for flexible working at job interviews, for fear of being discriminated against,” she said.

The survey found 86% of women working flexibly said they had faced discrimination and … Read more

Tito Ovia: Accelerating Africa’s Transition to a Technology and Data-driven Healthcare Sector

Advancements in technology have changed the face of the healthcare industry. It is evident that technological solutions in healthcare have presented numerous opportunities for improving healthcare, reducing human errors, improving clinical outcomes, facilitating care coordination, improving practice efficiencies, and tracking data over time. This all contributes positively to healthcare outcomes.

As the healthcare industry is becoming more technology-driven, leaders in healthcare are playing a significant role in accelerating this transformation.

The interesting fact is that many women have been seen at the forefront of this transformation and making important contributions to diverse fields in the healthcare sector. They are constantly embracing innovation to provide accessible, affordable, and quality care and positively impacting patient’s lives. One such woman we at Insights Success came across is Tito Ovia.

Tito is the Co-founder and Head of the Public Sector Growth Team at Helium Health, a Nigeria-based health tech company that is building the … Read more

More than 1,400 firms went bust last month in England and Wales

The number of businesses going bust in England and Wales jumped last month to its highest level since the start of the pandemic, as experts predicted that the end of government support for indebted firms would lead to a surge in insolvencies next year.

Some of the energy industry’s newest suppliers were among the 1,446 companies to go under in September – a 7.2% increase on the previous month.

Utility Point, People’s Energy, PfP Energy and MoneyPlus Energy ceased trading during the month, and a string of energy companies have subsequently gone bust amid record energy market prices.

The chilled food delivery business EVCL Chill, based in Alfreton, Derbyshire, collapsed into administration, in part as a result of the HGV driver shortage.

The Insolvency Service said the increase in September meant the number of insolvencies was up 56% compared with September 2020’s figure of 928.

Most government measures that protected … Read more

Mapping the Framework for Healthcare

For years, women leaders in healthcare have aimed to provide high-quality care and exceptional patient experiences in every reciprocal action. However, to achieve this aim in the ever-changing industry landscape consistently challenges their ability to do so. It is where women leaders are critical to address these transformative challenges and drive the healthcare industry forward straightforwardly.

Women leaders are practical and constantly focused on implementing groundbreaking strategies to culture a grounded approach with well-trained clinicians to align the goals and work process. They understand the critical aspect of this approach, which solidifies the organization to impact the patient effectively. The recent surge of the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the healthcare industry on a never-before-seen level. However, women leaders were able to develop, achieve, and sustain the outcomes in an effort to prevent and cure the spread of the virus simultaneously.

Women leaders always have had a different perspective in the innovation … Read more

New Movies and Shows to Binge-Watch on Peacock TV this Weekend

Peacock TV is NBCUniversal’s streaming service, swiftly amassing a solid library of movies and TV shows to rival some of the more successful entertainment services, and it’s only getting bigger. Recently Peacock TV announced a full slate of films and TV shows added to its lineup for October throughout.

More new and vintage films and shows will be available on Peacock TV, so keep reading to find about the highlights, as well as everything else that will be available to binge-watch on Peacock TV throughout the month.

Several films from popular series such as Friday the 13th, Saw, Nightmare on Elm Street, Child’s Play, Predator, and Leprechaun have been available on Peacock TV since the start of October, making it a must-have for Halloween this year.

Peacock TV is also premiering the enormous horror blockbuster of 2021 on the same day it hits theatres, in addition to iconic horror flicks. … Read more