Back to school amidst a pandemic – tips to support you & your children

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This week many of our children will be returning to school. The start of the school year takes a bit of adjusting at the best of times, particularly if your child is starting for the first time, or transitioning to a new school or into high school. However this year, and with the current outbreak […]

How to best manage school hours with work

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With many of us still getting used to new ways of working, either from home, back in the office or a hybrid of both, we are also having to also adjust to fit in with school routines as well. During Covid last year, many of us got used to being more available for school drop […]

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 […]

PODCAST: Fun Ways to Keep Kids Connected on the School Holidays

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School holidays can often be approached with trepidation by working parents mostly because as we know accounting for 12 weeks holidays when you only get 4 weeks leave per year means there’s often a juggle to find care and/or activities to help the kids have a fun and healthy break. So how do you do […]

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 […]

WATCH: How to boost female workforce participation (for Employers)

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Our CEO Emma Walsh recently participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Grattan Institute and the State Library Victoria which focused on improving female participation in the workforce. Increasing female workforce participation is one of the biggest long-term economic opportunities for governments. Australia’s female workforce participation rate is above the OECD average, but Australian […]

PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia: New Resources

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The current global crisis can have a major impact on how expecting and new parents feel about being pregnant or bringing a new little one into the world. It can be hard to balance the joy and excitement of pregnancy or having a new baby with a concern for what the future holds. Parents At […]

Could the concept of ‘going to work’ as we know it be changed forever?

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Many firms are planning how they’re going to get staff who have been working from home, back to the office. Not all will want to return. Could the concept of ‘going to work’ as we know it be changed forever? The last two months of isolation for many workers has meant imposed working from home […]