Work & family

Fostering a culture of workplace flexibility for family responsibilities can help to achieve a more productive work environment. From reduced absenteeism to improved job satisfaction, there are significant benefits for employees and employers in achieving a work and family balance.

This Best Practice Guide explains:

  • the advantages of working at best practice
  • the benefits of developing family-friendly workplace strategies
  • employee’s rights to family-friendly entitlements
  • developing flexible workplace strategies
  • communicating family-friendly initiatives
  • the importance of reviewing and assessing
  • family-friendly policies and procedures
  • workplace discrimination.

There is also a checklist on how to achieve a family-friendly workplace.

Download the Work & family Best Practice Guide

Work & family resources

These resources may assist employees in asking about flexible working arrangements at their workplace. They include tips on discussing a request with an employer, a template letter and examples.

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Page last updated: 27 Feb 2014