In only a matter of weeks, working from home has become the new normal for many – but life is now far from normal. And after an initial phase of rapid adjustment – and for those of us who still have a job – the reality of this new way of working is beginning to sink in. During what we’re now calling Phase Two of remote working during the COVID-19 crisis, we need to reset expectations and examine how wellness will play a major role in maintaining performance throughout this period.
Annabel Crabb’s International Women’s Day breakfast presentation at the AHRI this morning was inspiring and insightful – but also, sadly, disheartening. It’s clear we still have a long way to go before we achieve gender equality both at work and at home. She spoke passionately on the theme of her recent Quarterly Essay, Men at…
The evening offered a valuable opportunity for return to work experts and HR leaders to discuss the common issues and challenges parents face when returning to the workforce, and how employers can best support and retain talent at such an unsettling time of life.
Please join us in welcoming Nicola Handley to the FlexCareers team as our new and highly talented product manager. With extensive experience gained from senior roles at both Microsoft and Symantec, Nicola will be focused on enhancing our existing FlexCareers technology offerings and bringing new products to life. We talk to Nicola about her career…
There’s no question we have all benefited from a regulated workplace and we should indeed honour these achievements. But in today’s world where the lines between work and life are becoming more blurred, the rigid 9-5 eight-hour office role is increasingly archaic.
Earlier this week, our FlexReady consulting team hosted an engaging panel discussion event at Stone & Chalk in Sydney. The evening offered a rare insight into what flexible working success looks like, delving into how leading employers are embedding flexibility, uncovering the wide-ranging benefits, from gender equality to employee wellness and examining the challenges employers face along their flexibility journeys.
With climate strikes taking place all around the world this week, and hundreds of Australian businesses now pledging to participate, the conversation around what we can do collectively as a society to reduce our carbon emissions and mitigate climate change is becoming widespread.
This Father’s Day, we talk to FlexCareers co-founder and father of three Joel McInnes about why there’s never been a better time to be a father, how having kids changed his work life priorities and what more he thinks needs to be done to normalise flexibility for everyone. How much progress do you see being…
In June, a marketing and sales duo from LinkedIn joined our team, and we couldn’t be happier to have them here.
According to my mother, I was destined to become a CEO. Not just because she is a feminist and held high ambitions for her only child, who happened to be a girl. But because of the constant feedback she received from my pre-school explaining how bossy I was in organising the other kids in the…
We love sharing our community member’s stories. Story telling and sharing remind us we are all human, and we all go through experiences through our lives. It is an opportunity to share and learn from each other by way of those lived experiences.
As we celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday, it’s important to acknowledge the role fathers play in a gender-equal workforce. With women typically seen as the primary caregivers, fathers can often be forgotten when organisations create parental leave and flexible work policies. “More and more young men, and older men, are wanting to have access…
‘Mortgage broking is a really flexible and rewarding business opportunity because it allows people to own and build a business while still managing the other requirements of their lives.‘ – Chief Executive of Aussie, James Symond.
Read more about the opportunities Aussie can bring you
Not all social relationships can go smoothly, unfortunately. But when they don’t, friends can help you pick up the pieces. Having friends who make you feel like you belong may be a key to better physical health.
‘That morning rush can only be described as an assault course as you hunt for shoes, battling through teeth brushing and negotiate the menu on offer for breakfast!’ Rachel Worden shares her 7 styling tips to help your morning routine run smoothly.
New employer partners are always exciting for FlexCareers because it means we are providing more opportunities to our community than ever before. Our partnership with SKYCITY Auckland is no different. SKYCITY Auckland is New Zealand’s most popular entertainment and tourist destination, welcoming millions of visitors each year into our world-class casino, two luxury hotels, over…
FlexCareers have a fantastic panel of professional coaches available to help our community. Meet Kathryn, passionate about helping people to unlock their potential and achieve career and life. Whether you are a mummy returner, seeking a change of career or looking to take your performance to the next step, Kathryn would love to hear from you.
Reece Group is now part of the FlexCareers family! Reece Group comprises leading businesses in the Plumbing, Bathroom and HVAC-R industries, and is Australia’s largest supplier of plumbing and bathroom products. The company includes a number of speciality businesses with a footprint of 5000 employees working in 300 different roles. Reece Group understands their leadership and people want and need flexible work options to grow professionally and personally so they can bring their best to work – find out more about some of the Group’s new initiatives here.
Vodafone New Zealand knows that in creating an inclusive workplace, flexibility delivers a range of benefits – not only to their people but to their customers too. FlexCareers is thrilled to partner with an amazing brand and organisation and bring flexible careers to the community.
FlexReady™ will help organisations establish their starting point, conceptualise workplace flexibility in the context of their organisation, and prepare the business for change. Starting with a free FlexReady™ Health Assessment tool, followed by a full discovery and detailed training and change management program, FlexReady™ is a transformative offering designed to suit any organisation – wherever they are on their flexibility journey.