‘Part of our DNA’: The a2 Milk Company’s family-friendly approach

We learn more about the a2 Milk Company’s family-friendly initiatives and policies aimed at supporting parents, carers and women, thanks to our partnership with Family Friendly Workplaces.   One of the first things team members see on The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) CEO David Bortolussi’s desk is a black and white photo of his family. As […]

Leadership culture ‘makes or breaks’ even the most generous workplace policies 

Employers are still feeling the pressure to compete for the best talent in a continuing tight labour market, despite the challenging economic headwinds from the rising cost of living and doing business. This is driving a renewed focus from astute employers, keen on revamping workplace leave policies, office perks and other inclusion initiatives as a […]

Reimagining the Future of Work and Family

Insights from the Future of Work & Family Policy Executive Roundtable Melbourne. 29th August 2023.    “The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Gandhi    In a world where work and family life often collide, the Executive Industry Leaders Roundtable on the future of Work and Family in Melbourne held this week […]

Remote work, family and rising to the C-Suite

Claire McCaffery is Chief Human Resources Officer at Accenture who has been with the employer for 20 years – working flexibly and mostly from home during her entire career with the firm.    She started with Accenture when she already had two young kids and before going on to have a third baby, and she […]

How Workday elevated support for employee wellbeing

Melissa Bowden is at a unique point in her career where she’s excelling within an international leadership role, while also dealing with competing care-related pressures.   Bowden is a mother to a ten-year-old son, the sister of an intellectually-disabled brother whom she is the legal guardian for, and supporting her 80-year-old mother. With her husband’s […]

Can Australia accelerate the take up of men sharing parental leave?

From July 2023 new parents will have more flexibility in how they apply for and share parental leave, as well as access to the new childcare reform package.   For a child born or adopted from July 1 2023, the Commonwealth-funded Paid Parental Leave is up to 20 weeks (or 100 payable days). The payment is flexible, […]