1 in 4 Employees

1 in 4 Employees

are actively looking or considering leaving their employer in the
next 12 months due to difficulties combining their job with family responsibilities

1 in 2 Women

1 in 2 Women

 and 1 in 4 men experience discrimination at work during pregnancy
and/or their return to work

57% of fathers

57%  of fathers

state that their parental leave is “too short”

1 in 5 parents and carers

1 in 5 parents and carers

are not comfortable talking to their manager about the
need for work and family leave


Employer Membership

Parents At Work know you value being an Employer of Choice. With this membership, we support you in building your case for being an organisation people want to build their careers with.

An Employer Membership gives organisations access to best practice policies and partners with you to establish Family Friendly Workplace recognition. This membership includes:


Includes review of effectiveness on current parental leave, flexible work and other family friendly workplace policies and processes against best practice.


Parents At Work are leaders in parental leave and family friendly workplace initiatives. You will have ongoing access to thought leadership, roundtables and research.


Support in developing a Family Friendly Workplace strategy tailored to your organisation.


Acknowledgment of your organisation giving back to the community via the advocacy work Parents At Work do to support families at work.


Individual Membership

The Individual Membership includes a range of services to support your employees and managers to plan and prepare for parental leave, return to work, manage career and caring responsibilities, create flexible work arrangements and more.

Our services for employees and managers include:


One of the best measures of success of an organisation’s culture is how well it supports its people to thrive at work and at home.

Emma Walsh, CEO and Founder Parents At Work



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Member Features

Work + Family Solutions for Employers, HR,
Managers and Employees 

We work in partnership with local and global organisations to implement best practice policy and
deliver education services for working families – for parents, carers, managers and HR teams.

For Organisations

  • Attract, engage and retain talent
  • Achieve recognition as a family friendly Employer
    of Choice
  • Improve gender equality
  • Enhance health & wellbeing of employees
  • Reduce unconscious bias and discrimination

For HR

  • Design and implement Family
  • Friendly Workplace practices
  • Review parental leave and
    flexible work policy
  • Develop best practice guides
  • Gain employee insights and
    measure work life engagement

For Managers

  • Manager Training - video guides
    and toolkit
  • Manager coaching 
  • Online learning platform
  • Communicating to managers of
    parental leavers
  • Face to face training

For Employees

  • Online Learning Platform
  • Parental leave transition toolkits and
  • Work Life Transition Coaching
  • THRIVE Masterclass
  • Webinars and Podcasts designed
    for dads, mums and carers

Whether you are looking to support one employee only or build an organisation wide program, Parents At Work can meet your needs.

The Business Case for Action

Increasingly, people want to work for inclusive organisations that care about their career, family and wellbeing needs. In particular, millennial employees have high expectations around work-life balance and place an emphasis on self-care.

Best practice employers want to retain their employees and ensure they remain engaged and motivated in their careers throughout different transition periods. They also want to attract gender diverse talent. Our program directly supports this.

There is a very strong business case for supporting employees with caring responsibilities – both men and women. The return on investment for adopting family-friendly workplace policies is clear.

Elevation of your employer brand reputation as an Employer of Choice for women and men.

Improvement of business productivity through attracting the best and most diverse talent and increasing engagement.

Reduction in turnover costs due to work life conflict – we estimate an average cost saving of $40,000 for each employee you retain and would otherwise have replaced.

Reduction in cost of absenteeism through enhanced health, wellbeing and confidence of your employees.

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Parents At Work collaborate with organisations to help set and deliver minimum benchmark standards, working to recognise your organisation as a Family Friendly Employer.

Through our partnership, your organisation will:

✓ Have an end-to-end parental and carer transition program that delivers a family friendly workplace culture.

✓ Promote gender equality by supporting and encouraging men and women to share in the caring while combining career and family life.

✓ Boost support for key leaders and managers, empowering them to make policy and programs a success

✓ Raise the awareness of unconscious bias and minimise legal risks associated with pregnancy and carer discrimination.

✓ Enhance your reputation as a Family Friendly Employer of Choice, attract the best talent, reduce the cost of staff turnover and increase levels of engagement.