For over a decade, Parents At work has been proudly working in partnership with employers, policy makers and families to improve work-life balance and gender equality outcomes. Our aim is to support people to thrive at work and at home and we’ve recently introduced an employer membership service to make it easier for organisations to create a…

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With the COVID-19 pandemic having an enormous impact around the globe, many businesses are struggling to stay afloat and many employees are being left with reduced hours or unemployment. Now more than ever, it’s important that employers are supporting their workforce as best they can. UNICEF’s new guide for employers – ‘Family Friendly Policies and…

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Depression and anxiety during pregnancy and the first year of parenting (the perinatal period) affects around 20% of mothers and 10% of fathers. That is almost 100,000 parents in Australia each year. Many of these parents continue their everyday life, including their employment, with those around them unaware of their suffering. This year, the Perinatal…

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Many small-to-medium businesses believe that a best practice parental leave scheme is beyond their reach. It’s not financially viable, they can’t afford the employee absence, flexibility may hurt the bottom line – these are a few of the misconceptions holding businesses back from gender-equal, family-friendly policies. But best practice paid parental leave is possible, no…

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How important is it for employers to consider and support an employee’s personal life – that is, their ‘life outside of work’? Consider this: what impact would it have on business outcomes and individual lives if workplaces were more family-friendly? The reality is that anything that impacts the wellbeing of your employees at work or…

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Last month Parents At Work launched APLEN – the Advancing Parental Leave Equality Network – in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), and a number of major corporates, researchers and industry experts. APLEN is the new parental leave equality network that will continue the conversation about creating more gender equal workplaces…

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