Workplace policies for parents
• Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
There are low cost and easy to implement practices that can be adopted by businesses to help parents balance their work life and home lives.
Transitioning back into work following the birth of a child can be a daunting process for parents. Many struggle to find ways to balance paid work, domestic responsibilities, and the demands of a new child.
There are clear economic benefits for employers who support their employees to manage this balance. Research shows that employees who are given support and flexibility are happier and more productive than those who are not. They are also more likely to remain loyal to the business.