Balancing Maternity Leave

Preparing for maternity leave is an exciting and special time for expecting parents.

With all the necessary arrangements needing to be made it is important that the preparations at work are planned ahead of time for both the employer and employee.
Returning to work after maternity leave can be daunting, with extra responsibilities it is even more important to consider work-life balance.
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Technology and Work-Life Balance

Twenty years ago the first computer generated full length animated movie hit our cinemas. Toy Story took over four years to produce due to the limitations of the technology of the time. The computer generated scenes were placed on video tape and scootered through the halls to the film’s editors. Twenty years on, these scenes are now emailed to the editor instead.

Technology has evolved at a rapid pace over the last two decades and the impact is felt both at work and home. Due to the quick evolution of email, no rules or boundaries were set for its use, unlike the telephone. With the advancement of technology and easy access to a variety of technological devices, it is normal to be sending or receiving emails, messages or texts at all hours of the day and night.
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A Different Approach to Investment

Most entrepreneurs use business as a way to pursue their passions, whether it’s philanthropy, culture, sports or politics.

Sharon Osberg is the other way around.
Her passion is playing bridge, a card game for math whizzes. Her passion led her into a rarefied world most others would kill to be a part of. Her alternative approach to investment has solidified her position amongst some of the most influential and successful entrepreneurs of our time.
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Embracing Innovation

It seems the latest buzz words in the agricultural world are ‘sustainability’ and ‘social licence’. Achieving sustainability in farming and grazing systems is under constant scrutiny today due to the environmental aspects associated with the industry.

It is estimated that by 2050, our world population will have increased by an enormous amount. We will have to increase food production by some 70% from where it is now to feed everyone, however, there will also be a much higher demand for water and a lot less arable land available.
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