Alongside the recent launch of the WGEA’s Best Practice Guide – Developing a Leading Practice Parental Leave Policy, Parents At Work introduced a new whitepaper titled Advancing Parental Leave Equality and Introducing Shared Care in Australia: the business case for action. This whitepaper provides important insights into the current Parental Leave situation into Australia and…

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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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Thank you for your support!  This week the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) announced Parents@Work is nominated for the Human Rights Business Award. This prestigious award recognises businesses that make a practical commitment to the promotion and advancement of human rights including a positive contribution to improving social outcomes in Australia.  We feel especially excited and privileged because…

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Australian employers must adopt a “multi-pronged strategy” to connect with the cream of the talent crop, says Hudson’s executive general manager Dean Davidson. According to Hudson’s latest employment survey, work life balance is the top priority for this year’s jobseekers, beating salary and career progression to the number one spot. The Hiring Report: The State…

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As of the 1st of October the new Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) reporting standards apply for all organisations with 500 or more employees. What does this mean for relevant employers? They must have a policy or strategy in place that specifically supports gender equality in relation to one, or more, of the following: GEI…

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In our April blog Stand up Australia – Our working mums and dads deserve better we brought you the preliminary findings of the Government’s National Review into discrimination related to pregnancy, parental leave and return to work after parental leave. The landmark Human Rights Commission study found 50% of women experience discrimination during this period.…

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