Be certified as a family friendly workplace
Organisations are assessed against the Standards and can be awarded Certification as a Family Inclusive Workplace™
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.
What is a Family Friendly Workplace?
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.
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.
Family Friendly policies are defined as those that “positively impact an employee’s ability to reconcile work and family life commitments”.
Introducing Family Friendly Workplaces
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™.
Family Inclusive Workplace™ Certified Companies
Businesses setting the standard across the globe
In July 2019, UNICEF
launched new evidence and recommendations to advance family-friendly workplaces.
This is now an imperative as governments, businesses and communities respond to the
impact of COVID-19 on work
and family life.
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.