Parents At Work has partnered with UNICEF Australia to improve work life wellbeing, inclusion and equity outcomes for families by introducing a set of certifiable National Work + Family Standards for employers.
Parents At Work is a membership-based organisation providing work and family education and policy advisory services. Parents At Work aim to bridge the work and home divide by embedding flexibility, wellbeing, parental transition and wider caring services to enable workplaces and their people to thrive. As advocates and change drivers, we partner with UNICEF and other human rights agencies to improve gender equality and work life wellbeing outcomes.
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.
Leading Companies Supporting Family Friendly Workplaces
Businesses setting the standard across the globe
Chair of UNICEF Australia
“As Chair of UNICEF Australia, I am delighted to offer my support for the Family Friendly Workplaces initiative. As a business leader, I have always been driven to progress equality, and have consistently championed the importance of work/life balance and staff wellbeing in the organisations I have led.
More than ever, flexibility and family inclusive workplaces are vital for working parents, to ensure children’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing is met.
The flow on effects of this initiative are significant – we know that family friendly workplace practices benefit children, but they also promote inclusion and gender equity, increased workforce participation for women and caring opportunities for men. The productivity gains are not just for individual businesses, but for the wider economy.
We all benefit when children are supported to thrive, and given every opportunity to achieve their potential.”
Our patron, the honourable Ann Sherry AO has written a letter of endorsement for the Family Friendly Workplace standards, encouraging the business leaders of Australia to step up and make a call to improve their employees and their business’s wellbeing. You can view Ann’s letter via the button below.
Family Friendly policies: “positively impact workers’ abilities to reconcile work and family responsibilities – as well as advance the well-being and development of their children.”
Family Friendly Workplaces provide a certification program to embed these policies into businesses, and provide training and tools for employers, managers and employees for ongoing implementation, measurement and management.
With thanks to
DR Care SolutionsDads Group
Stillbirth Foundation Australia
The Father Hood
Working Parents Connect
Baby Loss Project