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Melbourne: Creating Family Friendly Workplaces of the Future

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Norton Rose Fulbright

485 Bourke Street

Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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HR and Diversity professionals have the ability to impact many Australian families by creating Family Friendly Workplaces of the Future.


Redefining the family friendly workplace – What are the 2017 Workplace Trends the HR and Diversity professionals need to know about connecting work and family life in the future.


Join Emma Walsh, Parents At Work CEO for a learning event hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright in Melbourne.

Attending this event will give you;

1. The latest facts and figures on modern working parent trends based on 2017 survey trends

2. What family friendly workplaces of the future might look like

3. What organisations are doing to help employees to have a positive connectivity between work and family life.


Please join us for a great learning session hosted by Lendlease and hear about their family friendly workplace practices.

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In 2016, a landmark study found that the conflict of managing work and family life experienced by parents and carers is costing the Australian economy $23 billion a year. And “parents are prepared to trade promotion and pay-rises for more flexibility than ever before”. Emma Walsh, CEO Parents At Work.

So is it time to redefine family friendly workplace practices ready for the future workforce?

So how is business responding to this?

According to WGEA an average of 15.7% of Australian employers have a strategy for supporting caring responsibilities[1] with only 15% having a strategy for flexible working arrangements so the likelihood is that very few organisations are making a positive dent to improve the work life stress many employees experience when balancing a busy job with family.

WORKPLACE IMPLICATIONS

The future workplace will be one where employees will aspire for wholistic health and wellbeing.

“Given that we spend about 30 percent of our lifetime working, it makes sense that integrating well-being into the workplace will positively impact overall health. However, many organizations are going a step further by striving to make their workplaces healthy “destinations” for employees. This means adapting both work and the workplace so that both are truly wellness-enhancing and improve all dimensions of quality of life” SODEXO 2017 GLOBAL WORKPLACE TRENDS

“The ‘new reality’ of family structures means that working parenthood is an 18-year job shared by both men and women, gay and straight, biological and adoptive. Aligning your organisation’s programmes to this reality … better targets the issue in its broad-spectrum reality, and it sends a more inclusive message.” Daisy Wademan Dowling, Harvard Business Review



[1] Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s Australia’s gender equality scorecard


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