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 […]

UNICEF Release Employer Guide to Support Families During COVID-19

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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 […]

7 Ways to Support Employees with a ‘Work from Home Plan’ in a Coronavirus World

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With the World Health Organisation declaring the coronavirus crisis as a ‘global pandemic’, it goes without saying the coming months will be challenging for both employers and employees alike as we all grapple with emergency response plans to change the way we work and set up triage work from home plans. That’s not to say […]

Achieving Parental Leave Equality Roundtable – Melbourne

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On February 27th 2019, together with Baker McKenzie and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), Parents At Work ran the second Achieving Parental Leave Equality Roundtable session in Melbourne. A diverse group of Australian Corporate Organisations, SMEs, Government organisations and leaders in the Parental Leave Equality space came together to unravel some of the major challenges companies […]

Achieving Parental Leave Equality Sydney: Roundtable Discussion Report

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‘Despite the rapid rate in which mothers have returned to the workforce over the past 10 – 20 years, there has been almost zero shift in the percentage of men taking up parental leave or opting to stay at home as the primary carer.’ – Excerpt from Roundtable Discussion Report The first national roundtable discussion […]

The Fatherhood Penalty: It’s time for change and these UK employers are leading the way

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LONDON June 2018: Parents At Work gathered thought-leaders and influencers from business, research and Government to advance parental leave equality globally “The fatherhood penalty is very real and it’s coming to a company near you.” That was the rallying call to UK businesses from the CEO of Working Families, Sarah Jackson OBE, at last week’s […]