Flexibility

The Case for Supporting Carers in the Workplace- Caring for Carers Series

“There’s certainly a business case for supporting carers from the employer side.” So what can employers really do to support carers in their workplace? Parents At Work are big supporters of National Carers Week (14th- 20th October) which is all about recognising and celebrating carers. In accordance with this, Parents At Work are providing a…

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Why ‘shared care’ is good for your business

“A leading practice parental leave policy allows women and men to both identify as the primary carer. Leading policies will reduce employee turn over … and boost employee engagement and productivity. Every time someone leaves your organisation, it costs you money. [Parental leave equality] is a smart solution to this.” Libby Lyons, Director of Workplace…

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INS – the small Aussie company outdoing Google

Listen here INS Career Management is an impressive trailblazer for family friendly small businesses! The company provide a free on-site crèche, flexible working, daily yoga, boxing, walking clubs and more. This month, Parents At Work CEO, Emma Walsh, interviews Sophia Symeou, CEO and co-founder, and Adam Aaron, Learning and Development Manager of the Sydney company…

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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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3 skills working parents and their managers must develop

  Working parents need 3 core skills to ‘thrive’ at work and at home: Adaptability, Flexibility and Resilience.    We’ve all heard the expression “Got a job to do? Give it to a busy person (aka: mum).” But just how much can one busy ‘hands on’ mum or dad handle before the juggling balls begin…

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