The reality is that we all have parts of work and life that we want to change – it cant be “perfect” all the time. And that’s true! Trying to have someone else’s idea of balance just isn’t going to work.
FlexCoaches Debra and Kate take are taking us on a journey. A journey to help women find their confidence, return to work and own their future.
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball, and for Sue Urquhart, that meant taking a 13 year break from paid work to raise her young family, a daughter and two sons. Here Sue shares her Return to Work story, and how EY’s approach to flexible working and open minded approach to exploring possibilities has supported and encouraged her on the journey.
Work-life balance is not so much the ability to juggle our time, but rather, mindfully and intentionally pursuing our goals in accordance with our values.
852 women and 132 men responded our FlexCareers survey on pregnancy, parental leave and return to work experiences, and hundreds more brave women reached out to us to share their stories, many of whom have never returned to work because of how they were treated. On International Women’s Day 2018 we published our findings, in the hope that employers will acknowledge that we have a problem – and take urgent steps to address it. We’d like to thank each and every member of our community that participated – your voices will be heard.
One of the key drivers in my life is social justice – equality for all. I marched passionately for same-sex marriage, and I continue to fight for gender equality. I have made a commitment to myself that, in all aspects of my life, I will actively make a difference in the world that I live in…
It is challenging working in a field that is largely male-dominated. Earlier in her career, Carolyn Algar, Chief Information Officer at Z, was acutely aware of being different from her male colleagues and has regularly felt pressure to adapt and conform. Here she gives her advice to women considering a role in ICT, and what organisations can do to support them.
In a move celebrated as creating one of the most generous parental leave entitlements amongst New Zealand’s large employers, staff at FlexCareers employer partner ANZ will be able to access 26 weeks paid leave at their usual salary, plus an additional 2 weeks family leave, offering 28 weeks leave at their full salary.
Are you seeking a change in your organisation? Perhaps you are seeking a better work-life balance? FlexCoach Rebecca Grainger has these 6 tips for you.
Shifting the dial on flexibility can be a slow process but encouraging the mindset to find ways in which it can work, puts the future of work in our hands. Senior HR Leader and FlexCommunity member Allie Berridge, shares her experience of making a business case for job sharing, and provides a downloadable plan that will help you negotiate the flexibility you need.
Working from home can seem like the holy grail of work-life balance – no more long commutes or expensive wardrobes, and more time to spend with the people that matter most to you. But even for the most focused and motivated person, long periods of time without social interaction and a lack of work-life boundaries can be a challenge. So how can you really get the best of both worlds?
There are two major things limiting today’s conversation on flexibility – one is our definition of the ‘normal’ working week and the other is our definition of flexibility.
Is there a perfect recipe for success or do we just need to follow our hearts and give it a go? FlexCareers community member Betsy shares her Return to Work story.
FlexCareers Co-Founder Joel McInnes has helped hundreds of women return to work. But how did his perception change when his wife went through the process after an 8-year career break?
A talented Project Manager, who had taken a career-break for two years to raise a young family, Natalie felt it would be hard to find an employer that would give her a part-time job opportunity. A chance encounter with FlexCareers on her Facebook newsfeed changed that perception and opened the door to Natalie’s dream career.
Happy Holidays! It’s been an incredible year, underpinned by a massive shift in the narrative around gender diversity and flexible working in Australia and New Zealand, which we are proud to have helped influence. This year FlexCareers has consulted to a wide variety of organisations to help them achieve workforce flexibility in a way that…
FlexCareers is delighted to welcome GPT Group to Australia’s largest network of progressive, flexible employers. As one of the most respected property companies in Australia, GPT boasts a $20 billion portfolio that includes some of the country’s most recognisable retail and commercial buildings. Find out more about the partnership and exciting range of opportunities on offer here!
Mum of three Karina Kiley was pregnant with her daughter when she saw that FlexCareers employer partner Essential Energy was hiring for apprentice power-line workers. Heavily pregnant, Karina didn’t expect to get an interview, let alone be offered the job – find out how she has got on.
FlexCareers is incredibly excited to launch our latest product, further cementing our reputation as Australia and New Zealand’s most experienced Return to Work partner. If you need to source talent for an upcoming Return to Work program, or are looking for an employer that will offer you a fully supported route back into your career, then FlexCareers has the technology, and the connections, to help.
Medibank continues to make headlines for all the right reasons and this story is another great example of how Medibank is enabling employees to live life to the fullest whilst pursuing a career.