Making decisions about the appropriate services to support employees with childcare responsibilities needs to be based on valid statistical data that not only assesses current, but also future, needs. In this project, our team helped the client to gain a better understanding of the childcare
Flexible working is a key attraction and retention tool used by many legal firms. Making flexibility work in a pressured client-focussed environment can present challenges. In this project, Managing Work|Life Balance consultants have worked with this client on various projects for over 15 years. .
This client has operations in Australia and New Zealand. They have a number of manufacturing sites which are highly unionised and run various shift operation. Other Divisions have staff that work in retail outlets or are travelling to various retail outlets in both CBD and Regional locations. This means that there are a range of complex issues to be addressed as part of the overall implementation strategy.
The flexibility project (which is moving towards its conclusion) is part of an overall change program directed by the Diversity Steering Committee. The Committee is chaired by the CEO who is a sponsor of the project.
Recently we were invited to assist in international insurance company implement a major culture change program that was being instigated in conjunction with the relocation of their HQ. The new location is a considerable distance from the then current inner city venue which has meant that some staff faced increased travel times to work whilst others had challenges with their child and eldercare responsibilities.
We were selected to provide consultancy advice, in the areas of flexible working and work/life strategies. A key component of the assignment was the development and delivery of manager training programs and the training of an in-house facilitator.