Finally, we’re seeing big policy promises that will transform Australia

Emma Walsh on Federal Government changes

The last few weeks have seen once-in-a-generation policy promises announced that could significantly transform the future for families in Australia, as well as our overall economic prosperity with improved women’s workforce participation.   These policy changes have come from state and federal governments, and cover early childhood education, paid parental leave and other areas encouraging […]

How some of Australia’s largest companies are supporting working parents

HRM Article

Last week was the United Nations’ Global Parent’s Day (June 1). To mark the occasion, UNICEF Australia and Parents At Work released a new research report highlighting Australian workplace policy progress around supporting working families.   Progress has been slowly improving over the last few years as companies look to make flexible work practices mainstream, […]

New report evidences key enablers and benefits of Family Friendly Workplaces

FFW Media Release

Flexible work and gender-neutral policies key priorities for family focused Australian employers   Highlights The Report from Parents At Work and UNICEF Australia has found that to bridge the work and family divide workplaces are investing in greater flexible work practices and more inclusive paid family leave policies is a key enabler of family friendly […]

Lion’s renewed approach to supporting victims of domestic and family abuse

LION Case Study Logo

A Family Friendly Workplace Case Study   Domestic and family abuse is one of the most prevalent human rights abuses in Australia and New Zealand. This impacts on our community, individuals and the workplace. Our workplace may well be the safest place that some of our team members have, and in that context we can […]

Meet Australia’s top 70 Family Inclusive Workplaces™

Australia's most Family Friendly Organisations - one year on

Today, Family Friendly Workplaces is extremely proud to announce as part of National Families Week 2022 the top 70 organisations now certified under the National Work + Family Standards, including 9 ASX 200 companies.   Founder of Family Friendly Workplaces and CEO of Parents At Work Emma Walsh says:   “We are thrilled to see […]

Family Friendly Workplaces Futureproofs UM

Anathea Ruys, UM

“People are at the heart of everything we do and ultimately it’s our people who make us who we are as a culture and as a business,” says Anathea Ruys, CEO of media agency UM.   “Since the onset of Covid, there has been a frightening increase in the number of working parents resigning from […]

Why Family Friendly workplaces are the answer to the ‘Great Resignation’!

Family Friendly Workplaces

Since the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic, there has been a concerning and significant increase in the number of working parents resigning from their jobs or reducing paid hours and it’s a wake up call for employers.   A recent study by McKinsey & Co looking into attrition rates across 5 countries, Australia, Canada, […]

Employees will ‘co-create’ how they work in the future

For Gaye Morris, working flexibly is something she’s been doing for decades over a number of different organisations.   “I have a 20 year old child and I’ve been working flexibly the whole time. I’ve just come to expect it.”   Now the Chief People and Culture Officer for Mercer Pacific, Morris says she speaks […]