Changes to paid parental leave offer more flexibility to self-employed parents

This article is originally published by smartcompany. The Morrison government will increase the flexibility available to families underpaid parental leave entitlements under a new policy announced yesterday. Minister for Women Kelly O’ Dwyer said the federal government will change the paid parental leave scheme to allow parents to access payments in pieces, rather than in … Continue reading Changes to paid parental leave offer more flexibility to self-employed parents

These professions have the happiest employees

This article is originally published by the HRD. Only one in five Australian workers (19%) are happy with their career, according to a new study that looks into employee wellbeing. The Wellbeing Lab Workplace Survey examined 1,000 workers and how they are faring in their profession, and found happiness varied widely depending on people’s career … Continue reading These professions have the happiest employees

The percentage of stay-at-home dads is as low as the percentage of female CEOs: Coincidence?

This article is authored by Angela Priestley and is published by Women's Agenda. Many of us like to believe there’s a social shift occurring that is seeing more men take on traditionally feminine roles, particularly in the home. That’s because without such a trend, we’re unlikely to see much change when it comes to reducing … Continue reading The percentage of stay-at-home dads is as low as the percentage of female CEOs: Coincidence?

America’s Mothers are isolated, anxious, and depressed- here’s why

This article is authored by Erin Bunch and is originally published by Well and Good. New Jersey-based magazine editor Jenny Jones (at her request, we’re using a pseudonym) had the perfect pregnancy. “I was super healthy, I worked out four to five times a week, I felt great,” she tells me. The 32-year-old, established in … Continue reading America’s Mothers are isolated, anxious, and depressed- here’s why

Should new mums keep in touch while on maternity leave?

This article is originally published by HRM. Pregnancy and parenthood too often negatively impact women’s career prospects. How can organisations and new mums alike ensure this doesn’t happen? New mums are a busy bunch. Sleepless nights coupled with endless wash cycles and round-the-clock watch on a vulnerable, albeit adorable, little blob means there isn’t much … Continue reading Should new mums keep in touch while on maternity leave?