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New research shows the employers are taking flexible working arrangements seriously, and reaping the rewards. Find out how

An executive level survey by the Australian Human Resources Institute has confirmed that Australian businesses are investing in flexible employee arrangements since the introduction of the Fair Work Act, with 71% of respondents reporting that flexible workings arrangement requests are taken seriously.

And only 12% of respondents claiming that they are not more likely to take it seriously. More then a third are investing more in maintaining flexible work arrangements then they did before the Fair Work Act.

For the complete stats found in the report, click here. Findings include whether employee flexibility became easier (mixed results, majority positive), whether execs believe legal advice is necessary when assessing flexible working arrangements, and the interesting (but not very surprising fact) that 70% of respondents report that senior management calls on staff to work sensible hours, but a staggering 61% of senior management do not model that behaviour.

What is your behaviour showing about your company’s expectations and paths to success? What do you want it to show, and how would you change it?

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Jen Dalitz

I haven’t been here in a while as the writing has been on hold. But I was reminded today that there are things in our life that light us up. That might take us out of our comfort zone but, once you sit with it, bring you both joy and a sense of “I can do this” achievement. These moments are such a gift. So I’m curious, what’s your special thing that lights you up?

Despite (or in spit of) my professional career, these moments for me normally involve my horses. I’ll never be an equestrian Olympian, but I take great pleasure in all the lessons my horses teach me. They remind me that it’s a team effort, we’re in it together, and that if I’m prepared to give a little bit more, they will too. That’s true whether we’re on the ground taking care of their feet, or grooming, or when I’m atop riding as one. Two hearts one team.
It’s hard to describe the adrenaline and joy they bring to my life. But I’d love to know, what lights you up??
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And so, maybe time does change some things. Or women do.

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– They let me go at 42 because they told me I was too old to represent women's dreams. #kvinnedagen

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This is what the future looks like, right here. Calling out the BS for what it is. Good luck to the young people of the United States of America in being forth this change.

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Our future is looking bright
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