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What Impact Does Employee Wellbeing Have on Your Organisation?

Peter Caddy from Medibank enjoyed his Parental Leave. The 2019 National Working Families Report key findings released last week revealed some confronting results when it comes to the health and wellbeing of employees juggling work and family life that are hard to ignore. The survey of over 6,000 participants provided feedback on the impact of…

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Medibank Making History: Re-writing Parental Leave Policy – Podcast

  Medibank made history earlier this year when they rewrote the rulebook, scrapping ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ carer labels and adopting a fair approach to Parental Leave. In this podcast, Medibank’s Kylie Bishop (Group Executive, People & Culture) is interviewed by the Parents At Work CEO, Emma Walsh. This podcast is sure to inspire other HR…

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Can Australia learn from the United States on Paid Parental Leave?

By Emma Walsh, CEO Parents At Work It’s well-known the United States lags stubbornly behind its fellow OECD nations when it comes to introducing a federally-funded, nation-wide approach to paid parental leave. What’s less well-known is that there’s a growing number of U.S. states going it alone that do provide paid family leave.  Washington state recently passed its parental-leave…

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Pressing for progress: Making law a family friendly profession

  Traditionally, the law industry has been notorious for its unfamily-friendly workplace practices, which have particularly penalised mothers in need of flexibility  from reaching their full career potential. But times are changing, the ‘old’ model of practising law is being disrupted (and not just by technology). The ‘exclusivity’ status quo is being challenged and a…

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Dion Palin and Lendlease – Dads on Parental Leave Case Study

First in a series of case studies celebrating Dads who have taken an extended parental leave we interviewed Dion Palin, Finance Manager at Lendlease for his unique perspective on being a stay at home dad and then working flexibly with the work-life balance demands of managing a successful career. About Dion Dion is a Brisbane-based…

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Flexible working – what it takes to be successful (A case study)

Productivity in the UK has come under the spotlight following news that the nation’s GDP per hour worked is lower now than it was pre-recession. In fact, the UK’s productivity is falling further behind that of its European neighbours. To help tackle this trend, chancellor George Osborne published the report Fixing the Foundations: Creating a more…

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