Tuesday, May 31, 2011

'Best Employers 2011' list revealed - who are they?

The results of its 2011 Best Employers in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) survey, announced this morning, saw 11 organisations receive the accreditation of ‘Best Employer’ – who are they? A special congratulations to mums@work supporters Millward Brown and Johnson & Johnson Medical. Read more

Monday, May 23, 2011

Family life a tough job for working dads

THE squeeze is on for fathers, caught between longer working hours and the expectation they spend more time with their young children than their dads did with them.

That work pressure on fathers is distorting women's preferred working lives, as mothers are forced to either scale back hours or work full-time while continuing to do most of the caring and housework, making them the most time-pressured group in the nation.

A new study by the Australian Institute of Family Studies notes "the amount of time fathers with preschool children spent in paid work increased by 5.7 hours per week between 1997 and 2006".