Medibank continues to make headlines for all the right reasons and this new policy does not fall short. To coincide with International Women’s Day 2018, this story showcases how they continue to #PressForProgress.
Women and Work
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.
DuluxGroup are working with NAWO to encourage and support women in operations. We hear from Chemical Engineering graduate Carly Harvy on what it’s like to work in supply chain and the advice she’d give to women looking at a career in a traditionally male-dominated industry.
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.
Congratulations to all of our Employer Partners that have today been recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality! Amazing to see so many make the list, including so many we have worked with this year to make flexible working, work!
When FlexCoach Shannon Young has her ‘off’ days, she follows these 3 steps. Stopping to take a breath can help refocus and find balance again. Find out how she does it.
The career decisions we make have a big impact on our lives, personally and professionally. FlexCoach Jo Muir shares her 4 tips to make sure the decisions we make are the right ones.
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.
What has made Iceland and other Nordic countries so successful with their efforts to achieve gender parity, and why is Australia lagging so far behind?
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.
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.
Learn how to wear confidence and resilience like a pair of killer heels! FlexCoach and positive psychology expert Kate Wilkie on how to harness a positive outlook, bounce back from life’s challenges and exude confidence.
Medibank employee initiatives are broad and meaningful. The organisation is striving for real change on different issues, all backed with their support.
Returning to work after several years away is challenging, without a doubt. To succeed we need support, and flexibility to manage the curveballs life throws at us and our family. The Deloitte Return to Work program is structured to facilitate this balance between work and life, promoting personal wellness whilst creating a professional impact. Take the leap and apply.
The gender pay gap is closing, but men are still earning an average $26,527 a year more than women. But are we making enough headway ask WGEA Director Libby Lyons and FlexCareers CEO Natalie Goldman.
On November 23, join the National Association of Women in Operations, NAWO, and a panel of industry leaders for a NATIONAL ONLINE LIVESTREAM forum on gender equality in operational industries.
Get the lowdown on Australia’s first school term employment program. Spoiler alert – you absolutely get every school holiday off work!
In the second of our series of Return to Work reflections, FlexCareers talks to Libby Low, a mother of two who joined the Deloitte Return to Work Program after a five-year career break.