News and Articles of Interest

On this section of the site you will find recent articles from a variety of sources that may be of interest to those searching for new information on work/life balance, flexible work options, diversity management and paid parental leave. We will update this section each time we find an article of interest.

New research funded by the Sloane Foundation and launched by Families and Work Institute  - The New Report explores the sources of increasing pressures men face to succeed at work and at home and potential solutions for reducing these pressures The New Male Mystique looks at factors associated with the increased levels of work-family conflict for men (greater now for men than for women) and how access to specific types of flexibility can reduce these levels.

  • The Persistent Challenge - Living Caring and Working in Australia - 2014 Centre for Work and Life University of South Australia  click here
  • Mature aged workers are essential to business success - they need flexibility too read here
  • Creating a flexible workplace - contributions from our Director Barbara Holmes - Managiing Work|Life Balance Int read here
  • Anywhere Working – New concepts in flexibility for Australia click here
  • Gender Equality Report for Australia November 2014 read it here
  • Overcoming the Flexibility Stigma - read an interesting report - click here
  • The New Dad - a report from Boston College dealing with parental leave usage and issues - read it here
  • Brad Harrington Boston College - Video – talking about Men and Work/Life – New research- watch it here
  • Businesses urged to focus on work/life balance to boost productivity  - The Australian Institute click here
  • We recommend the New Dad website - click here and the research by the Boston College
  • More definitive research on the bottom line benefits of work/life strategies click here
  • EOWA Data PPL - new research data from EOWA on organisation's approach to Paid Parental Leave

Articles Published by CCH Australia



How do you find and keep talented staff? Barbara Holmes, Director of Managing Work|Life Balance, has contributed case-studies for this  book,

Finders Keepers

Case Study Articles

In the following articles you will find 'case studies' and examples of how organisations implemented best practices strategies, and the lessons learnt from their experiences.

News from Families and Work Institute (USA)

A recent press release indicated that the Families and Work Institute was invited to participate in Vice President Biden’s middle class task force event on work and family. Lois Backon, FWI’s Senior Vice President, attended the event, which you can read about further here

The White House has launched their Work-Flex Event Starter Kit. This online collection of resources can be used to organise educational events and campaigns around workplace flexibility in your communities and places of business, and features some of the research conducted by Families and Work Institute.