Be certified as a family friendly workplace
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Introducing National Work + Family Standards for Workplaces
National Work + Family Standards inform employers of the minimum and best practice policies and practices they can invest in to create a family friendly workplace culture.
This is a community of organisations united in driving a global change to create family friendly workplaces.
Introducing Family Friendly Workplaces
Family Friendly Workplaces strive to reduce the tension that exists between work and family by embedding and promoting policies and practices that genuinely support employees to thrive at work and at home.
National Work + Family Standards provide employers with a benchmark of best practice guidelines that support employees meet their work, family and wellbeing needs.
The Family Friendly Workplaces recognition framework certifies employers as a
Family Inclusive Workplace™
WATCH the Work&Care Summit 2022!
The Summit highlighted opportunities and actions for organisations to create a caring Australia that is family inclusive and shift the dial on carer’s paid work participation, engagement and productivity.
Summit attendance was recommended for CEOs and C-suite, HR & DEI professionals, unions and industry associations.
This virtual inaugural event brought together the care sector, community groups and certified Family Inclusive Workplace employers to explore and discuss:
- The diverse challenges carers face in the workplace
- The rationale to bridge the work and care divide
- The roadmap for employers to support carers at work
Speakers included the Minister for Women, Bronnie Taylor; the National Children’s Commissioner, Anne Hollonds; and Senator Barbara Pocock.
Family Friendly Workplaces Impact
Is your organisation ready?
UNICEF Australia and Parents At Work, alongside 23 founding and supporting partner organisations, have come together to develop a set of National Work + Family Standards, and create the Family Friendly Workplaces certification.
If your organisation needs support to prepare for certification visit www.parentsatwork.com.au for solutions for all employees and their families, not limited to parents.
Family Inclusive Workplace™ Certified Companies
Businesses setting the standard across the globe
NEW REPORT: Bridging the Work and Family Divide: Understanding the benefits of Family Friendly Workplaces
The Bridging The Work and Family Divide Report provides a strong evidence base supporting the benefits of investing in Family Friendly Workplace policies and practices and ensuring employees are fully enabled to utilise these.
It combines a detailed review of Australian and global academic research with stories from the lived experiences of founding partners and their employees.
The Report draws on data and insights from 70 businesses that participated in the inaugural year of the Family Friendly Workplaces initiative and are now certified, collectively these businesses employee almost 300,000 Australians.
The Report illustrates clear progress by participating companies on embedding flexible work and gender-neutral policies. It also highlights some areas of increasing need – notably addressing the complex pressures faced by carers and the rising cost of childcare.