Tag Archives: workplace flexibility

‘Part-Time’ needs a PR makeover

Part-time has a bad name, it sends a shiver down the spine of most employers.  It has disastrous connotations for careers, just ask any woman in banking and finance!  It even has its own syndrome resulting in ‘flexibility stigma’.  I want to know why, and whether we can simply re-brand, re-package and re-tell the part-time […]

Mothers Increase Productivity – Seems Like a No Brainer to Me…

Can women with children really change the nation’s balance sheet? The Grattan Institute argues that if workplace participation of women increased by only 6% our GDP would be $25 billion higher. I find that figure both completely staggering and totally exciting. Furthermore, the report states that “female workforce participation can only change significantly if more […]

Returning to work after baby – could a Career Plan help?

There is a wealth of available information around the complexities of returning to work after having a baby.  Most of it is focused on the transition into motherhood and attempting to balance this when returning to work.  All of which is extremely complex and also completely individual.  My question is: “Should we be having the […]

Could the “user pays” model under NDIS also apply to PwD outcomes?

Can the ‘choice and control’ concept from NDIS be extended to disability employment to improve outcomes for PwD and employers? If so, can current government funding for DES be rechanneled to PwD, employers as well as DES? Under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the ‘choice and control’ principle introduces a ‘user pays’ model allowing […]

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