The Family Inclusive Workplace Certification evaluates the policies and practices within your organisation to enable a Family Friendly Workplace culture. The recognition framework provides targeted insight on how you can improve these policies and practices. This is achieved through a straight-forward employer survey.
Insight you will gain
Your organisation’s survey results are benchmarked against the National Work + Family Standards analysing your current position across four core categories of Flexible Work, Parental Leave, Family Care and Family Wellbeing – all underpinned by Leadership Enablement and Measurement.
A Family Friendly Workplaces Assessment Report will highlight recommended actions to support the development of a Work + Family Action Plan. You will then be required to have your organisation’s leadership/executive endorse your Work + Family Action Plan before receiving your Family Inclusive Workplace certification.
Enrol in the next ‘How to Get Certified’ Session to find out more detail or speak to a member of the Family Friendly Workplaces Assessment Team via the ‘Request a Meeting’ button below.
More details can be found via the video below or review our FAQs.
Next Steps - Eligibility and Readiness Check
To check if your organisation is ready to be certified, you can complete a readiness check. This is a free assessment tool that is simple and quick to complete.
To access the readiness check fill out the form below. We will let you know if you are eligible for certification, confirm timeframes and the cost of certification for your workplace.
In order to apply to be certified, your organisation must meet a baseline set of criteria. Organisations must have at least 100 employees OR a turnover of $2 million. Small business certification will be open in late 2022.
Does your organisation have:
- A framework to enable flexible working?
- A paid parental leave policy?
- A carer’s and wellbeing policy or framework to enable the combining of work and life commitments?
- Support for leaders so they can enable organisational policies and frameworks?
- A way of gaining employee feedback or measuring utilisation of organisational policies?
- 100+ employees or turnover of more than $2m?
If you answered yes to all of the above, your organisation may be eligible to apply for certification. Please submit your application or contact us to evaluate your organisation’s readiness to qualify.
You may request a call with the Family Friendly Workplace team who can run through the process in more detail and to check certification is right for your organisation before you apply.
Frequently asked questions
The Family Inclusive Certification for SME’s is currently being developed, ready to be released in 2022. If you register today, your details will be saved and we will notify you once the certification is open to small business applicants.
No. The standards are built upon specific criteria which together, form each guiding standard. Within these criteria, minimum requirements have been identified and these would need to be met to be certified. We work with you to identify your organisation’s readiness to be certified and provide guidance on what your workplace can do to work towards being a family friendly workplace.
Yes. There are different pathways to certification and dependant on your organisation’s progress and size, certification fees range from $3000-$7500 AUD per annum. Please contact us or submit an expression of interest to assess your organisation’s readiness for certification.
Once certified, your organisation will receive a recognition badge. Your certification will remain valid for 24 months, however, after 12 months you will be asked to submit an update and show progress on your work + family action plan in order to maintain the certification for another 12 months. Fees for certification are paid annually.
The average time to complete the survey is 60 minutes. We advise that a relevant People and Culture / HR Lead with access to the organisation’s HR policies and practices is the best person to complete the survey. As part of the survey, we will ask you to share employee stories and examples of your policies in action.
The survey results will be assessed by one of our senior consultants, using standardised tools for evaluation. The results will be tabled in a report, and the consultant who assessed your survey will debrief with you and discuss each categories strengths and areas for improvement, connecting you with industry professionals and resources. No individual data will be publicised.
Yes! Upon certification you will be provided with a badge and brand guidelines for internal and external use so that you can share the achievement with your people and inspire other organisations to follow your lead in being a family inclusive workplace.
Yes, we see this as a partnership with your organisation. You will be supported to create an Action Plan, and to access the advice, services and products you may seek to implement to support your Action Plan.