This research paper reviewed global evidence relating to interventions aimed at supporting women to manage menstruation, menstrual disorders and menopause at work, and how this impacts their career trajectories. More than 60 publications were reviewed and found very few workplace policies dealt with menstrual issues. Less half presented an intervention related to women’s workplace health. There was also a lack of co-design and almost none of the polices or guidelines had been evaluated.
Key findings include ethnicity, gender and Rainbow/LGBTQ+ were ranked as the diversity dimensions considered most important by respondents, wellbeing and mental health and te ao Māori were important DEI related topics, whilst gender, ethnicity and age are the 3 diversity dimensions for which data is most commonly collected. The most common DEI initiatives in organisations were celebrations of diversity, followed by work on DEI-related policies.
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.
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 – especially better access to flexible work – would make a bigger difference for more carers.
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.
This fact sheet describes some of the challenges faced by caregivers, their concerns and practical things employers can do. Caregivers include older employees providing care for ageing parents, partners, dependent adult children and grandchildren.
This free paper from Eek and Sense explores what their Global Leaders Wellbeing Survey research found about the skewed wellbeing impact of COVID-19, how gender is related to wellbeing, what forces are driving disparities, and what interventions may mitigate any further decline and close the gap.
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.
The Senate Committee on Work and Care has recommended the Federal Government conduct a four-day work week trial, along with adding an enforceable ‘right to disconnect’ to the Fair Work Act, and providing a much more generous paid parental leave to Australian families. In its long-awaited final report, the Committee issued 23 recommendations which if implemented, could reframe how employers and regulators approach child care, parental leave, superannuation entitlements, and even the shape of the gig economy.
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.