Why a family friendly workplace strategy is key for businesses post Covid

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There is one thing all employees have in common – a ‘life’ outside of work. No matter how you define ‘family’, we all have a variety of needs and commitments we must juggle outside of work – effectively, we all belong to a family who have expectations of us. Never before has work and family […]

Supporting Employees Through Perinatal Anxiety and Depression

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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 Anxiety […]

Do family friendly workplace policies really deliver a return on investment?

Forming partnerships in the workplace

We’ve long heard from HR and business performance experts that when an organisation invests in their people, the business benefits. Ask any business that has been recognised as an ‘employer of choice’ and the likely response is ‘give people a great place to work and they will want to stay employed with us’. Is this […]

WATCH: Work + Family 2.0 – How the healthcare industry is embracing the future juggle

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Supporting employees manage Work and Caring responsibilities has never been more critical, particularly for the medical and healthcare sector. How are organisations responding? What family-friendly workplace policies and approaches are needed to help employees and leaders adapt to the new ways of working and balancing family needs? This webinar expands on the work UNICEF and […]

The State of Play: Policy and Systems for Fathers – A Plus Paternal Webinar

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What does a universal pathway for men look like as they become fathers and on goingly as they integrate parenthood with work commitments? Recently our Chief Services Officer, Kiri Stejko, joined a panel of experts on a Plus Paternal Webinar to talk about how we can support men to be a bigger part of the […]

Welcome AstraZeneca – Supporting Employees with Family and Carer Responsibilities

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AstraZeneca have recently launched the “Work, Carer’s & Family Program” to their employees across Australia and New Zealand. AstraZeneca is dedicated to fostering a great place to work and one which cultivates an inclusive and diverse culture for employees. The scope and depth of resources available via the Parents At Work Hub, significantly supports this commitment. ‘At AstraZeneca, we greatly value our employees and the contribution they make to the lives […]