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…
FlexCareers loves to celebrate Women in Leadership and showcase the amazing work these women are doing. Vanessa Kearney of Viva Energy, one of our partner employers, is Commercial Manager at the Geelong Refinery. What a massive achievement!
FlexCareers often get asked by potential clients to quantify the return on investment for implementing workplace flexibility, employers are increasingly aware that flexibility is a business imperative to attract and retain talent – but how can we measure the impact? Case Study: Flexperimenting, myth busting and measurement at Contact Energy. ContactFlex came about because our…
It doesn’t matter where you travel in the world, turn a corner and you are likely to run into another Australian. At a lamp-lit souk in Marrakech or at a Las Ramblas café in Barcelona, your ears will pick up the familiar twang of an Aussie conversation. We are inveterate travellers, launching from our island…
FlexCareers is extremely proud to support EY, whose vision for the future of work is so closely aligned to our own. In this article, Claire Sporle, Partner at EY, shares her advice for addressing the gender gap, including embracing flexibility for all, and how we need to look to innovative programs like EY Reconnect to offer more women the opportunity to relaunch their careers.
A great leader is someone who doesn’t just show the way but empowers others to create their own paths. For Andrea, this means encouraging people to be brave enough to take initiative.
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.
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.
In our quest for better business, we can sometimes feel like it’s appropriate to switch off our softer, quieter emotions so we can get more done. There is, however, a case to be made for injecting a little more compassion into our days in the office.
Those who are ‘all heart’ are rightfully nature’s true born leaders. It is a sign of high emotional intelligence and a hallmark of great leadership. Read why it is a strength.
Rhonda shares her opinion about performance appraisals and why they need to be regular workplace conversations.
Are you creating an environment where your words, your actions and the example you set as a leader, inspires these kinds of feelings? Or is the soil dry and dusty from neglect and lack of rain?
In a media release today, MCC have announced 100+ chiefs of Australia’s largest and influential organisations have committed to eliminating everyday sexism in the workplace. They identify 6 main types of sexual discrimination – which ones are familiar to you?