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Flexible leave and remote work guarantees: Major Australian firms have signed up to a new family-friendly framework

Major Australian employers including Commonwealth Bank, KPMG, and Macquarie Group have signed up to a new family-friendly policy framework. Family Friendly Workplaces, launched Tuesday by UNICEF Australia and Parents At Work, asks participating companies to go above and beyond minimum requirements. Certified companies are asked to enshrine remote work policies, […]
Flexible leave and remote work guarantees: Major Australian firms have signed up to a new family-friendly framework
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One chart shows why more companies should invest in paid parental leave

A new survey of over 440,000 working parents at some 1,200 companies shows that employees who work for companies that offer generous paid parental leave and other parental benefits report higher rates of retention and engagement. The 10 companies that ranked the highest in terms of employee sentiment as well […]
One chart shows why more companies should invest in paid parental leave
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Finland just gave both parents 7 months of parental leave. Here’s why it could drastically reduce postpartum depression in the country.

Finland’s government, led by 34-year-old Prime Minister Sanna Marin, just approved a new policy that gives both parents seven months of leave after childbirth. The policy could positively impact new mothers. Women’s physical and mental health benefits with another partner at home after a child is born, research suggests. In […]
Finland just gave both parents 7 months of parental leave. Here’s why it could drastically reduce postpartum depression in the country.