Family Friendly Workplace Certification
Be recognised as a certified family-friendly employer
Introducing National Work + Family Standards for Workplaces
Trusted by 450+ workplaces to benchmark and care for their people
In July 2019, UNICEF launched new evidence and recommendations to advance family-friendly workplaces.
In May 2020, UNICEF Australia and Parents At Work united to develop a set of National Work + Family Standards and certification program to benchmark workplaces against a set of best practice family-friendly workplace policies and practices.
We assess DEI policies and practices that positively impact inclusion, equality, and wellbeing outcomes.
This includes a family action plan to embed family friendly workplace culture and a detailed report to measure impact.
Today, over 100 organisations are certified as a Family Inclusive
Obtain recognition as a certified Family Inclusive Workplace
We believe that family inclusive employers deserve to be recognised. Our Family Friendly Workplaces certification provides employers with a benchmark of best practice guidelines and a work and family action plan to embed family friendly workplace culture.
Meet some the 100+ certified workplaces leading the way globally
Your first step on the pathway to creating an industry leading, family-friendly workplace. The perfect place to start if you are looking to make a positive impact when it comes to creating a thriving environment for your leaders and employees.
We provide you with a complimentary benchmark assessment of your organisation’s family-family policies and practices.
Return on Investment for achieving certification
“A Family Friendly Workplace culture positively impacts the quality of work-life for every individual and contributes to the wider health and wellbeing of our society and economy, increasing productivity and reducing stress and inequality.”
Talent Attraction: Your recognition badge as a ‘Family Inclusive Workplace’ boosts your organisation’s appeal in a competitive job market
Retention & Wellbeing: A family-inclusive culture supports employee work-life balance, reducing absenteeism and turnover while fostering loyalty and engagement
Productivity & Performance: Improved diversity and inclusion lead to higher profitability and reduced legal liabilities
Employer Brand: Being a Family Friendly Workplace enhances your organisation’s image and fosters connections with potential customers, suppliers, and partners
Case Study: Commonwealth Bank
‘A family friendly workplaces to me means being well-supported in my home life, my family life, and being able to still succeed in my role’
– Kristie Wong | Executive Assistant
By providing a range of paid leave and support, Family Inclusive Certified and Founding Partner, Commbank is caring for its people in the moments when need it most.
What are progressive employers doing?
74% promote gender equal access to paid parental leave and 26% have removed primary and secondary carer labels *
88% provide employees with guides and training to embed flexible work practices *
47% of policies and practices offer superannuation on unpaid periods of leave *
81% of employers with over 100 employees now offer superannuation on paid leave **
64% have a formal family care policy or guideline in place *
17% provide back-up / emergency care *