Janet Yellen, the US Federal Reserve chair, recently gave a profound (and long) speech about women’s participation in the economy. She included a detailed history of women’s participation in the workforce since 1891 as well as an analysis of the factors which appear to be holding women back in the workforce today. In particular, Yellen highlighted the difficulty women…
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In the first of our community series in partnership with Deloitte, Donna McLeod, Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition, discusses some of the key themes today’s job hunters need to be aware of.
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has profiled eight organisations using smart strategies to create greater equality between women and men in their workplaces. WGEA Director Libby Lyons said employers were increasingly aware of the strong business case for improving gender equality in the workplace and looking for ways to create lasting change. “Sometimes it…
With tax time just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you are entitled to claim for your tax deductions. As busy working parents, it’s easy to overlook your eligible tax deductions. However, when you think about the extra cash you get back, its worthwhile spending a little time gathering relevant information.
Here are a few ways that you can heighten your chances of making a success out of being a home worker.
What’s in it for dads and how can we increase parental leave uptake for men?
To find balance, it takes consideration, identification of purpose, and knowing who you are, to find it.
Often the last thing on your mind when you go on leave is returning to work and least of all networking. However, effectively managing your career while on leave can significantly impact on your successful return to the workforce.
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.
I’m a part-time working mum so I’m in the office only a few days a week. On my work days, I’m in charge of the daycare pick ups. I’m going to assume you’re good at math and you’ve probably done the calculations by now, but what this means is that my time at work is pretty limited, tightly scheduled. And when I’m there I want to make it count.
More than half of Australian women have been discriminated against in the workplace for being a mum, a study has shown.
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
FlexCareers & Australian businesses to improve gender diversity in the workplace.
Our understanding of work is still hanging on to some old concepts. Rhonda Brighton-Hall, FlexCareers ChairWoman, explains what’s changing and why we can finally be optimistic.
Our FlexCoaches are passionate about supporting you to be the best you can be, offering a range of training and coaching services in areas such as career transition, return to work, interview skills and positive psychology – to name just a few.
We chat to one of our newest FlexCoaches Cecile Fery about her career background and what she loves most about coaching women embarking on the next phase of their careers.
This template provides suggestions on how to explain a career break on your CV and return to work with confidence.
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.
In this series, we introduce you to our panel of experienced career and life coaches. This week we meet Jo Muir, who is passionate about supporting parents to return to work and assisting them to negotiate flexible work arrangements.
To give yourself the best chance at securing a new role when you return to work, identify the skills and experience you have developed during your break.