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.
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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.
I admit I have asked myself ‘Why?’. As in ‘Why did I decide to have kids?’. I love them to bits but let’s face it, parenting is hard. And it can be even harder when you don’t have any, or little, extended support around you. In this piece, Natasha of CP Balance HR reminds us of the importance of those small moments friends and family can step in to make it a little easier.
FlexCareers is excited to welcome Essential Energy to FlexCareers. With a strong track record in supporting and encouraging women’s careers, commitment to flexible working and a range of family-friendly policies and employee benefits, Essential Energy is an exciting and hugely supportive place to work!
FlexCareers is incredibly excited to be partnering with global infrastructure firm AECOM on an industry-first, term-time only contracts for working parents! Designed to encourage qualified engineers and scientists to return to an industry they may have left because it was impossible to balance work and family life, this new initiative will give employees 12 weeks…
For many people, working part time is something that they choose to do in order to achieve work life balance, and manage priorities other than their career. It could be because you’re a new parent, or you’re finding that your older children would benefit from a little more of your time. Your partner could be…
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…
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.