Parenting and Business

The importance of retention, productivity and return to work rates from parental leave is becoming a reporting reality for businesses. Supporting working parents within your workplace as they navigate the struggle of the juggle is crucial to realising the full potential of your workforce.

Gender equality, diversity and discimination against parents in the workplace present significant business issues in Australia. Did you know?

  • 95% of primary parental leave is taken by mothers, with only 1 in 20 fathers taking parental leave
  • 34% of women who leave work to have a baby don't return
  • Australiais 8th lowest in workplace participation rates of child-bearing women (25-44 years)
  • The average length of time fathers take off work with the birth of their child is 7.3 days
  • Most fathers (71%) don't use flexible working options

The first 2,000 days shapes a child's future

By choosing Karitane you are supporting a registered charity committed to empowering families and children to be confident, safe and resilient.

Click here to find out how Karitane can help your organisation support parents to better manage their work and parenting responsibilities.

This assists with:

  • Improving retention
  • Increasing diversity
  • Improving productivity and performance
  • Building a family friendly inclusive culture

Advancing Parental Leave Equality and Introducing Shared Care in Australia, Parents @ Work, 2019

Beyond Blue, 2015

NHS, UK, 2015

Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review Report, Australian Human Rights Commission, 2014

Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace: Return on Investment Analysis, PWC Report 2014


Need to talk to someone?

Call Karitane Careline on 1300 227 464 or 9794 2350

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