“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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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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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 new…

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The number of working parents – particularly working mothers – continues to rise and yet the number dads taking parental leave persistently isn’t budging – with only 2% of Australian dads taking parental leave. “An investigation by the Diversity Council in 2014 found raising children accounted for ‘a 17% loss in lifetime wages for women’.…

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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 to fall…

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These days, working while raising children is increasingly common. According to the ABS Survey of Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation, 62% of coupled parents work, while 60% of single parents work. What’s more, 90% of dads with children under 15 are employed, meaning the vast majority of Australian fathers are juggling work and parenting commitments…

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