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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Here’s a thought provoking TED talk for employers, policy makers and employees (that’s working parents, caregivers or indeed anyone with loved ones). In “Can we all have it all?” US public policy maker Anne-Marie Slaughter challenges us to look at why and how we can change social attidudes around work choices – be those of…

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This is a excellent article by HR Daily for employers and HR professionals looking to improve gender diversity at the executive level. The suggestions in the article are based on research by Kerry Baxter who conducted a study focusing on women in leadership roles (the final paragraph on approaches that do work is particularly valuable). It’s also worth…

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Australian workplaces are playing catch-up with modern families and need family-friendly policies beyond ”mums and bubs”. A review of workplace policies and practices by the Centre for Work + Life at the University of South Australia found an organisation’s culture was the biggest determinant of work-life happiness and availability of family-friendly policies ”does not necessarily…

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