Formalising flexibility has helped this workplace become more family friendly

Sue Whipps Novartis

Sue Whipps has always been a strong advocate for the flexibility that family friendly workplaces provide employees.   As the Country Head of People and Organisation for Novartis Australia and New Zealand, a global healthcare company and accredited Family Inclusive Workplace, she strives to create an environment where every employee has the opportunity to realise […]

The business offering parents up to $1000 a month to help with childcare fees

Parents are given up to $1000 a month to support childcare fees when they work at the electronic property settlement provider, Property Exchange Australia (PEXA).   It’s an extraordinary policy introduced by the firm of around 350 staff back in 2019, and one that turned a lot of heads upon its announcement given its financial […]

The global MD working 9-day fortnights & advocating for real flexible work

Alison Hernandez

Alison Hernandez has been living and working remotely in regional NSW for more than five years, well before the COVID-19 Pandemic that has seen massive shifts in how we work from home.   In that time, Hernandez has also seen her business Sageco grow and get acquired. She’s been promoted multiple times, including to where […]

Why this CEO revolutionised paid parental leave on his first day in the job

KPMG Building in Melbourne

On his first day in the job as CEO of KPMG, Andrew Yates made a powerful announcement about the firm’s leave policies that would make national headlines.   He announced that all new parents would get 26 weeks of paid parental leave, regardless of their “primary” or “secondary” status. And regardless of how long they […]

Alison Deitz is using empathy to make Norton Rose Fulbright more family friendly

Alison Deitz, Managing Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

As the Australian managing partner of global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, Alison Deitz is open about some of the experiences she’s had juggling parenting with work.   She sees storytelling as an opportunity to share lived experiences and empathise with staff who are currently experiencing similar challenges in managing a family, in whatever shape […]

Parents At Work CEO Emma Walsh on being a family friendly workplace

Being a family friendly workplace

The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. Here, Emma Walsh, CEO of Parents at Work, talks about what it means for an organisation to be truly family friendly …   Being a family friendly workplace is fundamentally more than offering simple flexibility around family commitments – it’s goes […]