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Category: Return to Work

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The Problem with Returning to Work

So many women sadly start questioning their worth when returning to the workplace following a period of parental leave – so how can we support them to re-enter and stay in the workforce with confidence?

Sarah Giblin

What I’ve Learned: Sarah Giblin on knowing her value

Senior HR Advisor at the Department of Communities and Justice, and a mother of three, Sarah Giblin has had years to learn how to balance home and work. Here, Sarah opens up about taking the time to think big, learning to squash the guilt, and how knowing her value helps her stay present – no matter what room she is in.

Making History: Rebecca Forgasz on grace versus gravitas

Rebecca Forgasz is indomitable. Associate Professor, climate activist, and mum to two small sons, she simply gets things done. Here, she opens up about her path to the peak of her profession, grace versus gravitas, and the interchangeable approach to parenting she practices with her partner, Debbie Kertesz.

A Firm Approach to Flexibility

Research shows that employees who can balance their lives are happier and more productive, with organisations like EY leading the way.

Tips for Managing Employees Taking Parental Leave

With one in two women continuing to experience some form of pregnancy related discrimination, its evident that in Australia employees taking parental leave are managed poorly. So here are some of our top tips for employers supporting pregnant staff members and those returning to work.

Victoria’s Secret to Success

MinterEllison partner Victoria Allen believes flexibility – when handled with honesty and respect – makes for a happier and more productive workplace.