Fathering Identities and Menā€™s Engagement With Flexible Working Arrangements (2024)

New research from Western Sydney University researchers shows how men's identity as a father shapes their engagement with flexible working for caring, and that although fathers want and need flexibility, there still exists some tension between men modifying work for care and expectations for them to be 'ideal workers'.

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Employee preferences for working from home in Australia (2023)

Recent research of 1,113 workers from Australiaā€™s 17 largest urban areas suggests employers of knowledge economy workers might be able to attract and retain high-quality staff who are willing to forgo $12,000 to $24,000 of their annual salary to work from home some of the time. However, many workers are wary of their career prospects if they stayed at home, with 55% of workers placing no value on remote work.

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Hybrid & Flexible Working Practices in Australian Workplaces in 2023

This report reveals more organisations are calling for employees to return to their workspace for at least 3 days per week, but employers remain open to continuing to have a remote option, using different types of flexible work. Technology will continue to have a big role in enabling remote work, with benefits of successful hybrid work including staff retention, attraction and work-life balance.

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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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A case for an extended unpaid carer leave entitlement? Inquiry report (2023)

This report looks at the potential economic and social impacts of adding an entitlement to extended unpaid carer leave to the National Employment Standards. The report concludes that other policies ā€“ especially better access to flexible work ā€“ would make a bigger difference for more carers.

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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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