New report evidences key enablers and benefits of Family Friendly Workplaces

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Flexible work and gender-neutral policies key priorities for family focused Australian employers Highlights Key Findings 
 1 June 2022 (Sydney) – Family Friendly Workplaces (“FFW”), a joint initiative by Parents At Work and UNICEF Australia, has today released its first report, Bridging the Work and Family Divide: Understanding the Benefits of Family Friendly Workplaces (“the […]

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 […]

Warm Welcome to Optus as our Latest Family-Friendly Employer

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Parents At Work are thrilled to welcome our newest Employer Member Optus to our growing number of family-friendly organisations. Optus are committed to providing a family-friendly workplace environment for all of their employees, and Parents At Work are excited to support them in this journey. “Optus knows that every family is different and can be […]

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 […]

Saving Childcare: Employers Must Be Part of the Solution

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“As a nation we must do everything to avert a disastrous child care industry collapse.  That can’t happen unless we radically rethink some of the highly complex structures of child care subsidies and legislation at a state and federal level” Emma Walsh, CEO Parents At Work. Impending disaster facing child care industry Imagine having access […]

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 […]

Employer Roundtable Webinar Event – An Invitation

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The future of work and family – creating family friendly workplaces On behalf of APLEN (Advancing Parental Leave Equality Network), Parents At Work and KPMG, we invite you to join us for this webinar as we share highlights of the National Working Families Report and discuss implications for the future of work and family, especially […]