Archives for April 2014

Career re-entry – a state of mind?

Returning to your profession after a prolonged gap can be a challenge to both the returning professional and the firm. Not only must ‘returnees’ must adapt to a changed work environment with a less-stable workforce and new technology, the biggest challenge returnees face is how to regain their confidence.  This often comes down to expectations of performance  - and operating at the same level as before.  It is an expectation shared between … [Read more...]

Our site is safe from the Heartbleed bug

Just to reassure all those in our community who use our site. Our web site management company has confirmed that all our sites are non SSL, so we do not have a problem. The Heart Bleed security problem is with users of “Open SSL”, the software that runs SSL servers identified as web addresses with https:// … [Read more...]

“I felt totally disconnected from that accomplished person I used to be”.

The personal blog of a 24/7 mother and doctor, and her journey of coming to terms with expectations and realities.  The best advice I have ever had was from a very wise friend who said “You can have it all, just not at the same time”. … [Read more...]

“The first few weeks back are likely to be bumpy”.

A mum and lawyer in government shares her experiences of coping with office life after having a baby One of the best things that happened to me when I came back to work was a shift in perspective - no crisis at work was really of fundamental importance. My role as a parent trumps anything that is going on at work. … [Read more...]