Carer-Inclusive Workplace Initiative

The Federal Government Carer-Inclusive Workplace Initiative aims to increase workforce participation among carers and help employers provide better support to this vital demographic. It provides organisations with a self-assessment tool so they can consider how their existing policies and practices relate to being carer-inclusive, and access to resources and learning modules to consider how they might improve their approach.

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Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with sickness absence and work ability (2023)

This study explored whether moderate to vigorous physical activity may sustain the physical aspect of work ability, despite health problems such as musculoskeletal disorders and anxiety, which can lead to low productivity. It found that high cardiorespiratory fitness was associated with decreased all-cause sickness absence days and improved work ability.

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BS 30416: Menstrual and menopausal health matters in your workplace

This standard by BSI (UK) provides guidance on how to support employees who menstruate and experience menopause symptoms. Perimenopause and menopause can have huge impacts on a person's ability to work, and cause them to face stigma and not get the support they need to fully undertake their job.

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This report provides insights into the employment climate for older workers and the shift in perceptions around Australiaā€™s ageing workforce, including evidence of ageist employment practices in some Australian workplaces.ā€‹ā€‹

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Career Transition Series

This 9 part Career Transition Guides series developed by Transitioning Well through the National Workplace Initiative supports people through times of major change such as having a baby, a career transition, a personal crisis or significant event, or retiring from the workforce altogether.

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Q&A Blockbuster: Navigating transitions: helping employees manage the messy intersection between life and work

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This session looks at changes through the lens of the transitions people experience throughout their life, and the positive role organisations can play in supporting their people. Dr Sarah Cotton shares her insights on what we need to understand about life transitions, such as retiring or becoming a new parent, the impact on the workplace, and what managers and leaders can do to support employees.

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What are your mature aged employees looking for from the workplace?

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Aging is not new, but what is new is longevity. We are living longer and subsequently working longer, either due to desire or necessity. This webinar will explore two key questions ā€“ what mature aged employees are looking for as they age at work and are our current wellbeing programs fit for purpose.

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