Navigating workplace inclusion during polarising global times

Dr Juliet Bourke

Workplaces that want to be inclusive must also navigate the very different viewpoints people bring to work, especially regarding complex political and global issues. We’ve worked with leadership experts to ask what workplaces can do to create safe and constructive spaces, thanks to our partnership with Family Friendly Workplaces.   Workplaces offer a unique opportunity for […]

‘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 […]

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, […]

Announcing the new Family Friendly Workplaces Advisory Group

We are thrilled to announce the creation of the Family Friendly Workplaces Advisory Group, a high-profile team of industry influencers dedicated to making Australia one of the best places to work for families.   The group is representative of our founding partners, subject matter experts and advocates, they cover major private sectors of the economy […]