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Promoting Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Our Workplace

3 days ago

The modern workforce is fast-changing, competitive, and complex – a challenging environment for anyone to work in. For women working in traditionally male-dominated industries like technology, these challenges can be even greater. The state of workplace gender equality, diversity and inclusion in Australia has a long way to go – and with far-reaching effects on everything from employee wellbein...


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Nicole Waterman discusses life as a female engineer in construction and how Laing O'Rourke's parental leave policy is changing the game

4 days ago

“I have my dream job!" Nicole Waterman discusses life as a female engineer in construction and how Laing O'Rourke's parental leave policy is changing the game. Nicole Waterman always planned to be an architect, until some good advice from her university lecturer shifted her sights to engineering. Since then, she has built a fulfilling international career which combines her creativity, technica...


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Supporting parents through stillbirth

7 days ago

Today is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Last October 15, the Stillbirth Foundation Australia, alongside a group of parents and corporate leaders, launched a campaign to ensure access to paid parental leave (PPL) in the case of stillbirth. WORK180 is a proud supporter of this campaign and we caught up with one of its members, Andrew McBride, father of baby Hope: "My dau...


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Flex work is also about flexible thinking

9 days ago

A while ago, I shared a photo on Workplace (AMP’s internal news channel) with my team of how I put flexible work into action. I came across that post again the other day, coincidentally having just walked into work a little late after dropping my girls off at school. It made me reflect on how far we’ve come on workplace flexibility in a relatively short space of time. I’m really pleased to be a...


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New report helping companies attract the best talent now and in the future

10 days ago

A new, first of its kind report and HR Health Check released today by Work180, enables Australian companies to benchmark themselves against the most progressive companies in their industry for policies on flexible working, equal pay, parental support, career development, and employee assistance. The Work180 Report and HR Health Check are resources for employees and employers alike, giving compa...


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Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day

13 days ago

Thank you to journalist and software activist Suw Charman-Anderson who founded Ada Lovelace Day. Today, we celebrate the achievements of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Today we mark the impact of women and pay tribute to the first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace. In the 1830s, Ada’s mother insisted she was tutored in mathematics and science - subjects...


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Supporting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

15 days ago

"Life can throw us a curveball at any stage in our lives, making us feel not ourselves. At Sedgman, we want our people to know that we care and that support is available. Mental Health Week is an important event on the Sedgman calendar and we will be continuing to raise awareness and help our employees look after their wellbeing" Samantha Douglas, Sedgman General Manager, People, HSEQ and Commu...


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Kicking diversity goals in the tech industry

about 1 month ago

Sam Mostyn got hate mail when she was appointed as the AFL’s first female Commissioner. She also encountered negative responses from women. In the early days, she was sometimes seated at games with the wives of other commissioners and she often felt under a different kind of scrutiny because of her gender. With gender diversity coming to the fore of modern business environments, highlighted by ...


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Breaking down the barriers to work

about 1 month ago

I often meet with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) job seekers who ask me “How can I gain local experience when I never worked locally and all the jobs I apply for ask for local experience?” Employers look for people who they think will be reliable and experienced. If you are new to the country and identify yourself as a CALD woman it is likely you find it even harder to demonstrate...


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Moving beyond a new year’s resolution

about 1 month ago

Around the time of my birthday, June this year, I started to scroll through in my mind the goals I had set as part of my ‘new year’s resolutions’. Everything from the usual 'lose weight' and 'go to the gym' to 'start writing my novel'. I knew only too well that these goals were ones I had been carrying now for a few years, yet never really managed to get progress them far or tended to focus on ...