The Family Friendly Pledge
Poor work-life balance and family support has a significant impact on employee productivity, attraction and retention. If things are to change, improving the mental health and job satisfaction of employees must be an organisational priority for leaders.
By signing this pledge, I commit to playing my part in making a family-friendly work culture and work-life balance a visible priority for the people within my organisation and playing a critical role in raising awareness.
As a signatory of the Pledge, my organisation will:
Promote a balanced culture starting at the top.
Reducing the stigma against work-life balance, our senior managers and executives agree to lead by example by talking openly about family responsibilities and taking time off to tend to family affairs.
Include family support benefits in job listings.
We recognise that current and future staff—inclusive of those planning to start a family, already with children, or going through sensitive life stages—are afraid to ask for help, and so proactively make our commitment to supporting work-life balance known.
Develop and deliver tangible support.
Updating at least two key family support policies and work-life balance practices within the next 12 months, we intend to measure the impact of our efforts, openly share progress, and inspire change across our organisation and wider community.