Blog 22. 07. 19

Relieve the summer stresses

You could hear a pin drop. The out of offices are rolling in. It must be summer time. The infamous school holiday period is here and studies have been released to show its impact on working parents across the UK. 

Hargreaves Lansdown have released analysis that states 60 per cent of children have working parents and the average cost of holiday care for those parents is £250 each. 

The summer holidays are set-up to be a magical experience for children, placing pressure on parents to make them exciting. Exciting costs money. On average £624 each according to Post Office Money’s Parents’ Summer Spending report. 

For those parents who don’t have the luxury of grandparents or potentially older siblings to care for their children this summer, the Independent has put together advice, offering parents solutions such as spreading their government funded childcare across the year and asking to work flexibly. 

Working flexibly

It is a legal right for employees to request to work flexibly and employers need legitimate grounds to refuse. For working parents, the possibility to work from home or flexible hours could relieve them of the stresses and costs of childcare.

eve offers a solution for working parents, giving them the opportunity to work from wherever they need to. By enabling your team to have access to their address book, their files and their task list from wherever they are. Plus making the most of technology to cut down on your business travel costs and carbon footprint. Does the meeting need to be face-to-face, or can the desired results be achieved via video call and screen share? Do colleagues need to be in the same location to edit a document, or is it more efficient for this to be done via screen share and live, simultaneous editing. 

eve can offer these solutions.

Give your workforce the opportunity to work flexibly by implementing eve into your business.

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