Throughout the month of June, FlexCareers is celebrating the amazing work of our FlexCoahes in helping our community and embracing #workplaceflexibility. Over the next few weeks, you will be able to read about their flexible journeys and why ‘Flex’ matters. Julie Lines shares her story here.
Women and Work
FlexCareers is excited to launch our newest campaign, partnering with SAP to source talented women looking to re-enter the workforce after a career break. Launched in 2016, the program is currently available in Japan, Korea, India and Singapore and FlexCareers is excited to be partnering with SAP in Australia. Offering project-based assignments and practical experience, the program is another example of SAP’s commitment to achieving gender equity in what has been a traditionally male-dominated industry.
Associate Director at KMPG, Jayne Parish, shares her return to work journey and shares her top 6 tips for managing part-time work alongside raising a family. Some great advice, particularly for those of you that have previously tried and given up – the world of work is changing….perhaps it’s time to give your career another try?
Employers have an important role to play in helping Australia’s working mums. The WGEA data shows that Australia still has a way to go before they get the full support they need. One area which needs improvement is parental leave.
Yes there’s some tax relief but make no mistake, Australian women have been largely forgotten in the 2018 Federal Budget…….
The AFR asked our Co-Founder Joel McInnes, what we’d like to see in the budget this year. We could have talked about ways to incentivise start-ups (like us!) and their employees, but really what matters most to us, is our community. Find out what FlexCareers thinks the Government do to better support working parents and families…
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.
Face your Fears – and make real progress towards your work dreams! This next blog from the ‘Reboot Your Confidence’ series by Kate Wilkie and Debra Close explores our inner fears and shows us how we can overcome them.
Thank you to Lianne Baker for sharing her open letter to Hiring Managers and Recruiters with our community. Experienced senior HR leader Lianne captures beautifully the vulnerability all new mothers feel when trying to return to work, and has some sage advice for employers.
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.
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.
‘I taught them that gender didn’t matter, that if you were willing to learn, motivated and determined to succeed, you could become the expert. They even began asking me for marriage advice!’ Meet Jane of Your Property Success sharing her experience of men’s work.
Businesses around Australia are supporting working parents through targeted strategies that can reduce business costs related to recruitment, retraining and restructures, widen the talent pool, increase organisational productivity and performance and improve organisational reputation. In the Australian jobs market today, approx. 4.1 million (38.2%) employees are either parents of a child under 15 years or have caring…
The dictionary defines ‘just’ used as an adverb as ‘simply; only; no more than.’ Anna of Purple Squirrel Recruitment and a FlexCareers community member talks about the use of this word in our everyday language and how we use it to undermine what we do.
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.
Take a minute to get to know Debra Close, a founding FlexCoach.
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…
Being one of the few women working in the energy industry has its challenges for Triss. Here she discusses how having an employer that encourages and supports her has made a huge difference in building her confidence and making the most of her career.