Women are vigilant about avoiding alcohol and smoking during pregnancy, but what about stress? Most pregnant women are aware of the advice to quit smoking, avoid alcohol, and wholeheartedly fear soft cheese in all its forms, but we hear very little official public health advice about stress during pregnancy. Yet we know that high stress…
“I love seeing how FlexBetter improves my work day, as well as my teams. We have a mutual understanding and respect that we each have our own unique ways of connecting our work deliverables and lives outside of work, to deliver quality results.” Learn more about Medibank’s FlexBetter program and how it benefits staff both outside, and inside work.
Parenthood is easy and hard, fun and challenging, and has many highs and lows but most importantly, it is about spending time with your children and raising them in a happy and loving environment. Medibank’s Training & Facilitation Manager and father of one, Jonathan Millen understands the importance of a flexible workplace in being able…
I have just finished 15 weeks of full paid parental leave. Yesterday, I returned to work. My employer, PwC Australia gave me the opportunity to stay at home for over 3 months to look after my 6-9 month old son as my wife returned to part-time work, whilst I remained on full pay. I started out thinking of…
Good things come when professional women are given the opportunity and structured support to balance their family and work commitments.
As we head towards the opening of applications for Deloitte’s Return to Work program at the end of February, here is a bit more information on what it’s really like to work flexibly for Deloitte
Like many of you, I have a family and I have a career. The two are integral to my self-identity and I have learned lessons as a parent that no amount of time in the office could possibly have taught me.
Follow these three simple steps, which if practiced daily will reap life changing benefits, reducing anxiety and stress and increasing your wellbeing.
Enough is enough – let’s make 2017 the year that pregnant women stop getting fired! FlexCareers Chairwoman Rhonda Brighton-Halls open letter to Australian CEO’s and some sobering facts you should know.
As FlexCommunity member Amy shares, promoting gender equality should be less about implementing strategies to directly enable women to take on more in the workplace, and more about encouraging and incentivising men to take on more in the home.
Take the guess work out of Mother’s Day and print this letter for your children. Happy Mother’s Day!
A partner’s guide to returning to work after an extended mat leave.
This is for the husbands, the partners, the fathers out there.
Regardless of the challenges that motherhood or being a working mum has thrown at me, I feel more empowered than ever. It’s the feeling of accomplishment. I am a working mother who is devoted to her children but is also passionate about building her career. I have FlexCareers to thank for that.
My first week back in the office after a 4 year maternity break was the same week I forgot to do the grocery shopping.
Finding an Au Pair can seem a little daunting if you have not done it before, as there are many different options available to you. It can take a few weeks to go through the process, find someone you like, handle reference checks and Skype sessions before you decide.
Everyone loves to talk about work/life balance, however this is rarely a situation achieved by most working mums and dads. Work, school, extra-curricular activities and more family goings-on make it seem like we are pulled in all directions and never obtain that precious balance in our lives