Can Australia accelerate the take up of men sharing parental leave?

From July 2023 new parents will have more flexibility in how they apply for and share parental leave, as well as access to the new childcare reform package.  For a child born or adopted from July 1 2023, the Commonwealth-funded Paid Parental Leave is up to 20 weeks (or 100 payable days). The payment is flexible, meaning […]

How NBCUniversal deploys ‘Ambassadors’ to support women

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Rebecca Heredia’s career in media and entertainment took years of hard work to achieve, including plenty of rejections and more than a dozen interviews before getting her first job in the industry.  Now that she’s Director of Human Resources for Comcast NBCUniversal APAC, working to support a workforce made up of other women who’ve also […]

Global Workplace Equality Leader Urges Changes to Parental Leave Amendment

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Enhanced paid parental leave and gender-neutral policies are key if Australian employers are to meet gender and wage gap targets says Parents At Work CEO Key Points 20 February (Canberra, ACT) – Parents At Work CEO Emma Walsh will today appear before a Senate Committee Inquiry to push for Parliament to enact world-leading policies for […]

Time for employers to do a “health check” on paid parental leave

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The Albanese Government has made it clear in revamping the Commonwealth paid parental leave scheme that employers also have a role to play. On announcing his push for the current scheme to be incrementally extended to 26 weeks by the year 2026, with tweaks to further promote shared care and encourage more dads to take […]

How progressive employers are supporting new parents to navigate the highs and lows

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When work and parenthood collide, undeniably, sparks will fly. The two paradigms of career and family have often been seen as connected, yet still separate parts of our lives, very much with their own agendas. When those agendas cross over – we call it ‘the juggle’ zone. With the rise of smart technology and throw in […]

One Dads 14 Week Paid Parental Leave Experience

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How do other families do it? Parental leave that is. One may assume there’s only one way to do it and that is to just take what you can get – be that from the Government or an employer. But in fact there are so many ways you can take parental leave these days. So, […]

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 […]

Can ‘the juggle’ ever be smooth? – tips for a successful parental leave transition

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We were recently speaking with a client about parental leave transition for their working families when the word ‘smooth’ came up in conversation. The immediate reaction (and questioning) was, can the parental leave transition ever be smooth? Over the years our coaching team have transitioned from parental leave themselves many times over and coached countless […]