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Flexible Working Week 2018

1 day ago

During Flexible Working Week, we encourage you to start the conversation with your employer around introducing #flexiblework arrangements into your role. Not sure how to ask? To help, download your free copy of "Guide to negotiating flexible working conditions" today and start the conversation tomorrow Bonus tip: if your employer is listed as a one of WORK180's Flexible Working Ambassadors, you...


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Meet the Women shaping our future in Science

1 day ago

We’ve all read the stats and we see it every day in the office and on the streets. We want progress, especially in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), to get more women in these roles and leading the charge. And we are making progress. Women are changing the world. We’re lucky enough that some of these incredible women work right here. They’re changing the world every day not bec...


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Job sharing in a Corporate World?

2 days ago

​We sat down with two of Digital Marketing Executives at Endorsed Employer for Women Optus, Bec and Julia, to learn their story of how they share a full-time job between the two of them. As we’re starting to see a rise in job share roles and a shift towards flexible working, we thought we’re share some of their insights as to what it’s really like to job share in a corporate world. The story of...


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Job Sharing - the new normal at Flex Able Certified BP

3 days ago

BP was one of the first companies to be awarded the Flex Able Certification back in 2014. Flexible working has been embedded within BP for many years and they are now tweaking their processes for excellence rather than starting from scratch. For example, Lisa and Lorinda have been job sharing at BP for 10 years. In that time have both experienced both life balance and career progression. They s...


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What is the new Child Care Subsidy and how will it affect you?

6 days ago

If you currently have children in long day care, family day care or any before or after school care then the changes to Child Care payments will affect you. The Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate will disappear and be replaced with one Child Care Subsidy. The amount that you receive back from Centrelink will depend on 3 things - how much you earn, how much you work and what type of care y...


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What Women Want in the Workplace

9 days ago

In recent years there has been a significant amount of research delving into what women want from the organisations in which they work. For many of you, the findings from numerous studies into what women want in the workplace may not come as a surprise, but the truth is that in Australia, we still have a way to go before women in business have all the opportunities the deserve. Women want more ...


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How to use Flexible Working as a Competitive Advantage

13 days ago

Building a business from the ground up gives the founders of a company the perfect opportunity to create a business where their own beliefs are front and centre. “You don’t change the status quo by tinkering at the edges. You take the model and turn it on its head” says Simon Tyrell, Chief Product Officer at LiveTiles. For LiveTiles, flexible working was the only way they were ever going to set...


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HSBC: Where flexible working and gender equality go hand in hand

15 days ago

When I performed the Flex Able Certification audit with HSBC Australia, three key initiatives jumped out to me immediately as tangible proof of a genuine desire to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the bank’s client base: An advocate for pay equity, HSBC Australia’s CEO Martin Tricaud has taken the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WGEA) Pay Equity pledge. Martin has also commit...


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AustralianSuper finds 94% of staff balances family and work successfully

15 days ago

When AustralianSuper asked their employees in a recent survey if their flexible work arrangements allowed them to balance their work and home life, 94% of their team said ‘Yes’. This is a 5% increase on last year and puts AustralianSuper 14% higher than average. This is certainly something worth celebrating. Another reason to celebrate is that AustralianSuper has been awarded WORK180’s Flex Abl...


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Port of Brisbane Launches Marine Cadetship Program for Women

16 days ago

Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) has launched a leading Cadetship Program to encourage talented women to embark on a career in the industry. The maritime industry has traditionally attracted mostly men yet many women find it highly rewarding; we think you will too! Ready to apply already? Applications are now open! Read more and apply here. 24 month paid work and training program for women Start...