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While the working world is evolving, women still face many challenges in obtaining senior level roles. The latest results from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) show that women hold 13.7 per cent of chair positions, 17.1 per cent are CEOs and 30.5 per cent are key management personnel. Although these statistics are low, we are seeing many signs of progress towards gender equality, including a current 14.1 per cent gender pay gap and...
Today is flexible working day – an international day to celebrate and showcase the many benefits of flexible work for both employees and employers. The day also marks a call to action to #TackleFlexism. We have heard many stories from our community of mums, but a common theme we hear the most is the lack of flexible work options and support from employers. In December 2018 our sister company JustMums Recruitment surveyed over 500...
Our sister company, JustMums Recruitment , recently surveyed over 550 women to determine their employment preferences and experiences as working mothers.   The results indicate that flexibility is the deciding factor above every other decision-making criteria– including pay. Of those surveyed, 73%  wanted to change roles due to the lack of flexibility and 41%  were looking to change jobs within the next 6 –...
Broadspectrum is a leading provider of services to major projects and infrastructure across diverse industries; they design, fund, construct, operate and maintain assets. As part of the Ferrovial Services company, an organization that provides end-to-end solutions for infrastructure and cities, they have over 79,000 employees across 10 countries. The company is focused on offering their staff challenging and long-term careers in a...
Returning to work from parental leave can be an extremely daunting and stressful time, not only will you need to mentally prepare yourself, the logistics behind it can be quite overwhelming too. Planning in advance is key to a smooth transition back into the workforce. The opportunity to work flexibly for mothers is an important benefit as it allows them to maintain and advance their careers whilst still being able to support their...
The qualities that are acquired or enhanced during motherhood tend to be underrated, with many women not even including their parental leave on their resume due to the implications it could have on their applications. In PwC’s 2018 report, 42% of women disclosed that they were “nervous of what having a child would do to their careers and 48% of new mothers felt that they were overlooked for career advancement opportunities because...
The doors are opening for women to progress to higher leadership more than ever before, but there's an interesting phenomenon occurring which to me says; forget the glass ceiling, we need to build a whole new architectural masterpiece! Rather than making the changes to wedge that door firmly open by making the modern workplace an environment that women want to thrive in - we’re so exhausted from the climb that we're simply blending...
IAG is the largest general insurance group in Australia and NZ and they are committed to providing a supportive, diverse and inclusive workplace for all of their employees. They understand the many challenges of balancing work and family and offer a range of benefits to assist working parents. These include a national school holiday care program, 14 weeks paid primary carers leave and a new initiative #myflex to accommodate flexibility needs....
The future of workplaces is vastly changing. The most sought after benefit is “flexibility in the workplace.” Whether your employees work reduced hours, part time or from home, there are huge benefits to consider for your organisation. Happier Employees Recent evidence suggests that employees that are given this flexibility are generally seen as happier, positively engaged workers and are less likely to burnout. Many...