Be part of a growing number of family-friendly employers. Becoming a member of Parents At Work means you join a network of organisations committed to creating family-friendly workplaces.
We partner with you to achieve recognition as a family-friendly workplace.
Family-friendly policies and practices increase employee morale, job satisfaction and productivity while reducing absenteeism, disengagement and recruitment costs.
Why Does it Matter?
The 2019 National Working Families Survey report provided valuable insights into what people want from their employers.
Here are a few reasons why it matters that you support your people in combining work and family. Read the full report here.
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.
24/7 access to learning programs
Increased motivation & enjoyment at work
Improved work-life balance outcomes and personal health and wellbeing
Decreased risk of discrimination
Sustainable career design
Informed of support options available
Improved time management & productivity
Clarity of policies, expectations and entitlements
Clarity on working parent needs
24/7 support from client services
Increased talent retention
Easier parental leave transition for whole team and clients
A flexible mind-set
More confidence team is appropriately supported
Enables managers to develop and negotiate win-win flexible work arrangements
Support to promote gender equality
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Instant access and easy implementation
Retain talent and have more women in leadership
WGEA reporting requirement met
An end-to-end program
Accessible in Australia and Internationally
Employer of choice status
Reduces HR workload