Lessons of a CEO #6

November 7, 2016

5th November – A Room With A View

holiday
noun
an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or in travelling.
“I spent my summer holidays on a beach”
synonyms: break, rest, period of leave, day off, week off, month off, recess, school holiday, half-term;

Ask your colleagues if they are busy and they will of course nod. It’s frightfully hip to be permanently busy nowadays and nobody is likely to admit otherwise. In fact, you’ll probably hear that they are ‘swamped’, ‘stressed’, and ‘under a stack of pressure’.

Work is the must-have item of 2016.  

Still even I, accustomed to the work-obsessed nature of the startup world, was morbidly fascinated to discover this week that a co-working space is opening in Phuket targeting vacayers who want to “micro-work” (no I had never heard of this either). Geography students you will recall: Phuket is the big Thai island that’s quite close to the little Thai island where they filmed the film based on the book about the beach.

The reason you should go on holiday to Thailand

So why on earth would a holiday island need a co-working space? Well if we disregard the answer – because it’s the only place left in Asia without one, we are left with something more telling. “Work” is changing.

For my generation (I’m quite a late Gen X – born in 1977) the famous gap year before or after Uni was a rite of passage. Every September tens of thousands of yet-to-be-sunburnt bodies traipsed Eastward around the globe looking for fun and the odd insight or two. Most ran out of money, [un]intentionally from SE Asia onwards, so it was pretty common to run into a friend working a bar job or waiting-on somewhere between Bangkok and Sydney. “Travelers” in these climes were so far from home and so far off the grid that this was of course part of the experience. The notion that we might be able to do a ‘real’ job while on holiday was as frighteningly awful as it was impossible.

Hipster Millennials beware! Long pour coffee is not available at “an Internet Café”.

But of course times they have changed, and while predictions from the 1950s that ‘connected computers’ would allow us all to live lives free of offices and commutes hasn’t quite panned out just yet. It is nonetheless true to say that more and more jobs can and are done by folks who don’t really need to be sitting alongside their colleagues.

Take a look around your set-up. How many of your colleagues are looking at a laptop right now? Pretty much every single one of them I guess. And in an age where ‘working’ is basically opening up your laptop and frowning, why shouldn’t we do it somewhere that inspires us. What’s more, why should I only have a gap year when I’m 18, or 21 or 25. I can take a working gap year whenever I like now and work in places that make my friends envious and my Instagram feed follower-worthy and maybe even pick up a few new skills on the way.

Do I agree with any of this? Will you find me working in paradise any time soon?

I’ve always taken a different approach. Live somewhere you love so much that your life feels like a holiday every day☺

The view from Dragon HQ in Cyberport quite frequently

Daniel Walker

Read the series:
Lessons of a CEO #5: Screen time
Lessons of a CEO #4: Sit down next to me
Lessons of a CEO #3: A Brief History of Thyme
Lessons of a CEO #2: Fashion Foreword
Lessons of a CEO #1: Lessons I’ve learned

Our Most Popular Guest Authors (And Their Articles) For October: A Roundup

November 4, 2016

If you’ve been following Dragon Law’s blog for awhile now, you might’ve noticed the introduction of a whole new range of articles with various topics submitted by guest authors:

But we also understand if you’re already suffering from content overload on your email and social media feeds.

 Related Reading: Our CEO’s favourite productivity tools

So because we know you wouldn’t want to miss out on the valuable CEO lessons, career advice, and the latest happenings in technology, we’ve consolidated them all to get you covered.

Check out our 10 most popular guest blogs for the month of October 2016:

#1: Lessons of a CEO #4

Who better to contribute to Dragon Law’s blog than our very own CEO? It’s taken many tough lessons to grow Dragon Law to where we are today and, as with all good things, they deserve to be shared! Also read this blog to learn a new meeting framework we invented to keep our 50-strong team aligned with the same goals.

#2: 3 Career Planning & Development Lessons from my Apprentice Asia TV Experience

Did you know – we have a superstar among #TeamDragon?

Andrea Loh, one of our Sales Managers in Singapore, was invited to be part of the global F*ckup Nights initiatives to share…you guessed right – the time(s) she probably thought she f*cked up. Her road less traveled includes 2 years as a litigation lawyer, coming in as runner-up for The Apprentice Asia, then spending 2 years in India working for a tech startup, returned to Singapore to ‘figure life out’, and then joining #TeamDragon 9 months later.

Andrea is now one of the best members of our ever-growing Sales team, and she has some lessons to share.

#3: 4 Important Things to Note when Scaling your Online Marketplace

Starting any business is hard and comes with many challenges, but growing is even harder. Whether you’re an online or offline business, it’s easy to lose focus when you’re just starting out and eager to scale.

Kenneth Low, Co-Founder of Arcadier, urges you to focus on these 4 most important things.

#4: Is Cyber Security about to get an AI takeover?

Dragon Law’s intelligent document builder has changed the way thousands of businesses manage legal work.

Will Artificial Intelligence go to Cyber Security next?

Read PatSnap’s analysis

#5: International growth: Getting it right

Asian legal systems have a number of differences from their Western counterparts, including when it comes to business law. One must be careful not to make sweeping assumptions.

This piece by financial journalist Alexander Honeyman outlines the must-knows if you are running an international company with business dealings in Asia. Learn how the financial regulations, legal systems and corporate cultures compare internationally:

Read International Growth: Getting it Right

#6: Beyond 2016: Technology Skills of the Future

Never in history have new technologies evolved as quickly as now. Newly-acquired skills are fast becoming obsolete. Keep up, or risk being replaced! Gpayroll unveils the most in-demand IT skills that will prepare you for the future.

Read: Beyond 2016: Technology Skills of the Future

#7: 5 ways Outsourcing can Help Grow your Business

Do you have too much on your plate? So do we! Rachel of Dubai-based law firm AlHanaee shares the 5 ways you can use outsourced consultants to accelerate your business growth.

Read: 5 ways Outsourcing can help Grow your Business

#8: How to Select A Payroll Software that is Right for You

Yes, spreadsheets are great for simple calculations for a handful of employees. But what if you have part-timers? Contractors? Some requiring CPF and levy contributions, all at different levels? Do you know your formulae?

How about just use a reliable payroll software with built-in calculators according to your local Employment Act, so you don’t make these costly mistakes?

Sebastian Kang, Co-Founder of Talenox, tells you what to look out for when evaluating payroll software.

Read on: Essentials of Payroll Software

#9: Which Payroll Method Works Best For You?

Also on the hot topic of payroll, Gpayroll wants to help you evaluate the payroll method that works best for you:

Finding the best payroll method

 

#10: Guide to Incorporating your Company in Singapore

While Singapore is one of the easiest places in the world to set up a business, it can still be challenging to keep track of a running list of to-dos. Our trusted partner, Ottavia, has come up with the ultimate list of to-dos and must-know procedures for a zero-hiccup incorporation process in Singapore. They’ve even summed it up in a simple infographic that you can download here.

Read: Guide to Incorporating your Company in Singapore

 

Have cool ideas? Something to say? We’d like to hear from you too!

Submit a guest post to Dragon Law’s blog

7 Online Marketing Tips For Your Small Business

November 1, 2016

Your customers are going online to research your product, service, and brand as they make purchase decisions. Are you saying no to them even before they ask?

It is crucial for businesses to create a trustworthy online brand to attract and convert potential customers. This is true not only for online businesses, but for brick-and-mortar stores as well.

Do business online? Download our free eBook for Online Businesses

The nature of online marketing also allows budget-constrained small businesses to run campaigns on a much smaller scale. If planned carefully, you will be able to reach a highly-targeted audience with a relatively small spend.

Here are some steps to leveraging online marketing platforms on a small budget:

1. Identify your target market

As with any sales or business development strategy, it is best to start with your target audience in mind. Once you are able to identify the key characteristics that your target customers exhibit, you will want to analyse how they behave, and infer the right online marketing channels to use.

A useful way of identifying your target market would be to answer the 5 W’s of Who, What, When, Where, and Why. By developing a detailed customer profile, you will be able to determine how and where to reach them.

Consider the following checklist:

WHO

  • Who are your current customers?
  • Who do you want to buy your products and services?
  • Who are you marketing to now ?

WHAT

  • What are your customers’ backgrounds?
  • What do they buy?

WHEN

  • When do customers buy your products?
  • When do consumers interact with your brand now?

WHERE

  • Where do your customers live?
  • Where did they discover you online?

WHY

  • Why do they buy?
  • Why do they buy from your competitors?

Source: Reach Local

2. Determine your objectives and set budgets

We all know the rationale behind selecting the right marketing channels – to fish where the fish are. But what do you want to do after you’ve found the fish? It’s not sufficient to just be there. Ask: What action do you want them to take?

In order to maximise every dollar that you spend on online marketing, otherwise famously known as the Return on Investment (ROI), it is essential to know what exactly you wish to get out of it. This could be increased brand awareness or increased revenue. Regardless, it is key that you establish clear, measurable goals so that you can track whether your strategy and campaigns have been effective.

Source: Capterra

Once you have established your SMART goals, you are ready to start allocating budget. There are plenty of online tools that that can help you achieve your goals for a small subscription fee or even free-of-charge!

Online marketing tools. Source: Doing Business Online, Legal Academy by Dragon Law

For most businesses, generating traffic to your website is the first step to increasing awareness. The easiest and cheapest way to do this is to publish fresh and engaging content on a regular basis. Once you have a steady flow of traffic coming in, think about how you can convert these visitors into leads. Again – what action do you want them to take? Have you put the right call-to-actions in place?

Always measure the ROI of your efforts. Once you have a proven concept, you may even wish to consider using paid advertising to fast track your efforts. One of the biggest benefits of online marketing is in that you can always run campaigns simultaneously to test what works best, and reallocate your budgets at any time.

3. Leverage on the platform that best serves your needs

Over the years, more and more online platforms, apps, and channels have emerged. This can be hard to keep up with especially when you are devoting the bulk of your time into growing your business. While many platforms have come and gone as a fad, there are a few key ones that have stood up to the test of time. 

Following is a breakdown on the various online marketing channels available:

  1. Blogging. Blogs give business owners an opportunity to provide their clients with informative content and establish themselves as an expert in their respective field. By building up to a content-rich website, you also optimise your website’s ability to be found on search engines.
  2. Social media. There are multiple social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn… it can be hard to manage them all at once! It might be best to start with the one social media platform where your “fish” are. If you’ve followed us through our first point – blogging – you will also find social media to be a great channel to promote your blogs and communicate with the larger online community. 
  3. Facebook business page & Facebook advertising. Many of today’s customer behaviours are influenced by others’ that they see online. It is crucial that you build up a “social proof” with customer advocates who are testimony to your product/service. Make use of Facebook’s advanced advertising features such as the “lookalike audiences” for example so you can optimise your advertising spend by targeting only audiences that are most likely to buy. You can even choose to show ads only at certain times of the day if you have more data on when your audience will most likely be online – this is why it is so important to define your target audience and understand their behaviour!
  4. Pinterest & Instagram. These platforms are suitable for businesses which sell a highly-visual product or service (e.g. design services, food, clothing), and are great for running campaigns such as contests to generate buzz using user-generated content.
  5. Email marketing & email reminders. Email marketing is best integrated with other marketing campaigns for maximum impact (e.g. sending a reminder email when you’re running a limited time deal or special offer). Sophisticated marketing tools of today even allow you to set triggers based on visitor behaviour – so the entire process can be automated yet personalised.
  6. Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising / Google AdWords. PPC advertising allows small businesses to be more reserved in their marketing efforts and dollars.
  7. Webinars. Webinars are especially effective for online businesses whose customers are not limited by geography. Webinars are highly-scalable, help to generate enormous interest, and allow you to collect enough information about the prospect/customer about where they are at in the buying journey.

Adapted from: 8 Expert Online Marketing Tips for Small Businesses (CIO)

4. Increase website traffic through Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

SEO is the staple of online marketing channels. Simply defined, SEO is a marketing discipline focused on growing visibility in organic (non-paid) search engine results. As SEO seeks to predict a users’ intent based on the keywords he/she types into the search engine, by using the right keywords, you have a high chance of reaching a prospect just when he/she needs your product/service (and thus a high chance of conversion).

The other obvious of SEO include increased traffic and therefore more publicity, exposure and revenue.

Here are 15 quick tips for SEO:

  1. Use proper anchor text for inter-links. Don’t use “here”, “there” etc for the anchor text (if you can avoid it).
  2. Optimise images: Always create alt tags and write description in the alt tag.
  3. Use search engine-friendly permalinks. Try not to have too many ‘&’, ‘?’, ‘!’ etc characters in the URL. Sometimes it is unavoidable but try to keep it to a minimum.
  4. Use hyphens (-) between words to improve readability.
  5. Do not use underscores (_) in URLs, use hyphens (-) instead.
  6. Do not use session id in URLs. If you are using good hosting then you shouldn’t have to worry about this one.
  7. Avoid using capital letters in URLs. Windows servers are case sensitive. Keep them lowercase so there is no confusion.
  8. Use internal linking when possible and appropriate.
  9. Use sticky posts (if you can and if it applies to you).
  10. Have a category description paragraph.
  11. Let the visitors subscribe to category specific RSS feed. (Use category specific RSS plugin for WordPress)
  12. Use rel=”nofollow” tag on low value links to not pass the page rank juice. For example “Read the rest of the entry”, “About”, “Contact” etc.
  13. Use sub-directories rather than sub-domains when possible. Sub-domains do not share link love from the main domain as it is treated as a different domain.
  14. Research the target audience and aim the site content appropriately.
  15. Keep content up-to-date. Visitors don’t like outdated content. Updating the content frequently also attracts the Search engines spiders to index the web pages frequently.

Source: Tips and Tricks HQ

5. Align expectations with appropriate documentation

The ideal outcome of a focused online marketing strategy is to direct more visitors to your site, raise awareness for your brand, and increase engagement with your potential customers. It is thus important that you put in place the right documents and legal protections to ensure that you establish clearly the rights and obligations of your business vis-à-vis the individuals you engage with online.

Essential legal documents in the course of marketing include the following:

  • A Website Privacy Policy clarifies how data provided by users of your website will be collected and used by your business. Users of your website are deemed to have accepted these terms by if they continue to use your website. By clarifying the scope of data privacy, you can avoid future disputes concerning data privacy infringement. 
  • A Website Terms of Use structures the relationship between you as a website operator and your website users by setting out each parties’ rights and obligations. They are made available on your website for users to read and, by continuing to use the site, your visitors are deemed to have accepted these terms.
  • Website Payment Terms specify how and when your customers will pay for subscribing to your website, what the subscription terms are, and what will happen at renewal or cancellation. It is essential that such terms are set out clearly so that your customers know when to expect renewal fees or price changes.
  • If your website acts as a portal for the buying and selling of goods online, have in place Terms and Conditions for Online Sale of Goods to ensure that your customers agree to your terms when using your website and purchasing goods from you. This document can help you to reduce legal risks by setting out both the seller’s and the buyer’s rights and by limiting the seller’s liability in relation to any losses that the buyer may suffer in the sales process or in connection with the product.
  • If your website is a platform for the buying and selling of a third-party vendor’s goods online, you need to have a Terms and Conditions for Online Marketplace that structures the relationship between you as a website operator and your website users by setting out each party’s rights and obligations.
  • An Email Footer and Disclaimer is a statement that you add to the bottom of your emails to keep your communications secure, limit your liability, and give a professional appearance to your email communications.
Related reading: Essential legal considerations for online marketplaces 

6. Analyse, track,  improve, repeat

A key part of effective online marketing is to measure the results of your strategy, and constantly changing it for the better to get to your desired outcome. Depending on the online marketing channels that you employ, you may have to use different tools to measure the return of investment (ROI) of campaigns.

  • Goals for conversion: This is the first step to defining targets for your online marketing campaigns. Example metrics include the number of sessions, the number contact forms submitted (“conversions”), number of email addresses collected (e.g. for pop-up or sweepstake-type contests), average time spent on a page, social media engagement rates etc.
  • Reach: Track reach to see how it improves over time (e.g. total number of followers).
  • Traffic: Measure referral sources to check which strategies work better. One way to do this is to use the UTM parameters provided by Google Analytics.
  • Leads: Keep track of traffic from blogs and websites that are most likely to convert into leads. It is important to focus on a) bounce rate, b) average page views per visit and c) average time on site.
  • Customers: Continue tracking even when leads convert into customers, so you know what strategies work best. You should also take into account rate of returning visitors to a site.
  • CostsDo you know how much it costs to acquire each customer (“Cost per lead/acquisition”)? CPL/CPA is measured by dividing marketing + advertising costs by number of new, paying customers within that period.
  • Rate of Conversion (%): Keep an account of the visit-to-lead conversions i.e. online traffic percentage from leads. Note: Top 10% of the AdWords advertisers had 11.45% conversion rates or higher.
  • Audits: Social media audits can be especially helpful, but you can use emails, contact forms, etc. too.

Source: Positionly

Another way to determine the effectiveness of your campaigns is by running A/B tests. These are experiments that show two different versions of, for example, a landing page or call-to-action to two similarly-sized audiences to determine which one performs better. You will be required to determine what a single variable, set goals and metrics for measurement, set the controls, and finally promote your test to a small audience in order to gather insights that will guide your future marketing efforts.

7. Subscribe to free online marketing resources

Mounting a clear online marketing strategy and focused marketing campaigns may seem daunting, but there are a ton of resources available to guide your efforts. HubSpot is a treasure trove of resources which centre around its inbound marketing methodology, which focuses on using marketing to attract potential customers.

Online Business Asia also provides great resources for both online businesses and brick-and-mortar stores who are looking to get started online.

Free marketing software such as MailChimp allows you to manage mailing list subscribers and send out customised email campaigns. Hootsuite also offers an extensive freemium model that allows you to plan and monitor your social media posts and supports social network integrations for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, and more.

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All You Need To Know About Singapore’s Employment Law in 5 Minutes

October 27, 2016

Generally speaking, Singapore is a relatively easy place to hire and fire employees.

Legislation governing labour relations and employment-related matters is generally regarded as being very pro-business and avoids placing too many burdens on employers. Generally, your Employment Agreement is the law, and there are very few restrictions to the conditions to which your may bind your employee in your Employment Agreement.

Employers’ Minimum Legal Obligations

Having said that, Singapore’s Employment Act does provide some additional protections to employees who meet certain criteria, most notably those earning a monthly basic salary of S$4,500 or below. This category of employees is fully covered by the Employment Act and hence must receive minimum (and not less favourable) conditions offered by the Employment Act, which include things like paid public holidays and overtime pay.

There are also basic underlying legal obligations that cannot be contracted out, whether or not an employee is covered by the Employment Act. These include contributions to an employee’s Central Provident Fund (CPF) (for Singaporean citizens and permanent residents) and maternity leave (the minimum length of which varies depending on whether or not the employee’s baby is a citizen of Singapore).

There are also some fairly basic administrative requirements such as maintaining a record of employees and their salaries and deductions, i.e. payroll, and reporting workplace accidents.

Also read: Amendments to the Employment Act: What it means for your business

As employment laws vary from country to country, it is advisable that you consult a lawyer to ensure you are compliant with local Employment Act. This can sometimes be quick and inexpensive given limited state intervention into the employer-employee relationship.

Learn more about Employment Law in Singapore:

Download free eBook: The New Hire

Employing foreigners

Hiring foreigners will attract more administrative hassle than hiring Singaporeans and permanent residents. A company who wishes to hire foreign employees needs to hire a certain number of Singaporean citizens or permanent residents into the company, in any capacity. The local to foreigner employee ratio for each employer varies depending on the industry you’re in and, in some cases, the nationality of the potential foreign hire in question and these quotas are subject to change.

You should check the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) website to find out the prevailing quota for your industry. The type of visa required will depend mainly on your employee’s level of salary.

Companies must also note the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) introduced in 2014 that requires you to first advertise the job vacancy on the national Jobs Bank for at least 14 calendar days.

The Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (TAFEP) provides guidelines for employers when advertising for jobs. In general, TAFEP discourages advertisements that indicate a preference for foreign employees over locals (although it is acceptable to express preference for a local over a foreigner is acceptable), advertisements that indicate a racial preference or advertisements that indicate a preference for a younger employee (although expressing a preference for an older employee is acceptable).

While these are guidelines are positioned as non-mandatory, the MOM has been known to refuse visa applications for companies who fail to comply.

When Things Go Wrong

Compared to many other neighbouring countries, it is relatively easy to fire employees in Singapore –there are no criteria that need to be met and no reasons that need to be given (other than if the employee is pregnant).

Practically speaking, most employees may only have recourse to informal methods of dispute resolution such as mediation at MOM or representations by their union, if any. Employees who are covered by the Employment Act may bring a complaint to the Commissioner of Labour within a certain time frame. It is even more difficult for foreign employees to successfully sue their employers as their termination also results in the cancellation of their visa; meaning that, in many cases, unless they are able to secure employment quickly, they will not be able to remain in Singapore to see through any claim against you (though it is possible to instruct for them to appoint lawyers abroad).

While employees may file a suit in court for unfair dismissal, their arguments are usually restricted by the terms of the Employment Agreement they signed. This is why it’s so important to get this right from day one, and why it is a very wise long-term investment to consult a lawyer (i) when drafting your company’s standard employment contract or (ii) to review the terms of your employment contract before you sign it (as an employee).

It is impossible to cover everything there is to know about employment law in Singapore in five minutes, but the above represents the whistle-stop tour of the most important highlights without which you shouldn’t hire your first employee. For more detailed information, check out MOM’s website.
About the Author
This a guest contribution submitted by Nadia Moynihan, Senior Associate at Kalco Law LLC.
The views expressed here are of the author’s, and Dragon Law may not necessarily subscribe to them. You, too, are invited to share your point of view! Learn more about guest blogging for Dragon Law here.

Nadia is a lawyer practicing at Kalco Law LLC in Singapore. Nadia has experience acting for corporate and private clients in a wide variety of litigation matters ranging from franchising disputes to employment litigation and a diverse range of breach of contract actions.

Supporting Parents In The Workplace

Like it or not, employees who are parents face, consciously or sub-consciously, some form of discrimination in the workplace.

Balancing a full-time career and parenting is never an easy feat. Working parents are finding it increasingly difficult to fulfil their roles both at home and in the workplace.

Related reading: Lessons of a CEO: Family

In a society where productivity is key, working parents are finding it increasingly difficult to fulfil their roles at home and in the workplace. Very often, employees are unable to find a balance between these two major responsibilities, which unfortunately leads to prioritising one over the other. This often results in undesirable outcomes, such as strained family relationships or ineffectiveness at work.

In fact, 89% of working parents surveyed by Morgan McKinley in Hong Kong stated “work” as the main reason preventing them from spending time with their children.

Source: Working Parents Infographic, Morgan McKinley (2016)

Organisations who do their part in integrating employees will retain their high-performing employees, thus creating a sustainable and flexible workplace.

So how can companies do their part to support parents at work?

 

1) Paid Parental Leave

Offering paid parental leave is fast becoming a norm amongst companies. When a new baby is born, it is crucial that parents set time aside to bond as a family. Most new parents will also need time to adjust to the new family life. Providing new parents with the flexibility of taking time off from work allows them to find a balance between their new family lives and work.

In Singapore, it is mandatory for companies to provide paid parental leave for their employees. Some companies provide supplementary parental leave on top of statutory requirements as an additional perk for employees.

Download our free eBook on Employment Law:
Singapore version   Hong Kong version

2) Exercise Flexibility

It is not at all absurd that employees with young children will require a little more flexibility when it comes to their work schedule. More often than not, childcare obligations such as illness, school holidays, and meet-the-parent sessions may come up unexpectedly and get in the way of work.

An organisation that allows for flexible-work hours will make employees feel cared-for and valued. It gives the employee the impression that the organisation takes into consideration and cares for their childcare obligations. This provides employees with a peace of mind and allows them to be fully-focused and committed on their jobs.

Related reading: 5 ways to incentivise employees without burning a hole in your pocket

3) Childcare Benefits

Some organisations provide childcare benefits as an additional perk to parents. Other pro-family workplaces even have daycare centres within the company building whereby employees can place their children there for the day!

Kids Atelier @ Trehaus – Co-working space with childcare and learning facilities
Source: 6 Mum-Friendly Co-working Spaces in Singapore, Singapore Motherhood (2016)

With children close  by their sides, new parents feel more assured and have the ability to check-in on them any time. Other organisations provide various childcare perks such as complimentary baby powder or by subsidising cost of healthcare.

As employees strive to achieve work-life balance, organisations should do their part to provide the necessary care and support to help their employees ease back into the workplace after having a child.

Does your workplace adopt pro-family practices? What policies do you have that support parents at work? We’d love to hear them – let us know in the comments below!

This a guest contribution submitted by Gpayroll. The views expressed here are of the author’s, and Dragon Law may not necessarily subscribe to them. You, too, are invited to share your point of view. Learn more about guest blogging for Dragon Law here.

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