With over 550,000 female staff around South Australia, working parents are worth the investment.

Create a culture where careers thrive and performance skyrockets, providing specialist management techniques to foster a high-perfoming team.

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Leading Organisations Need Implementation Support

Organisations are making a huge effort to maximise support for the performance of their working parents. With flexible working arrangements, paid parental leave and staff policies, organisations are setting the wheels in motion, but implementation is a challenge. 

Managers need practical tools and advice to improve company performance, retain female talent, access a broader talent pool, enhance corporate reputation and increase gender diversity.

Thrive is a specifically designed to support organisations, managers and staff, as employees become parents. Managers are given coaching, tools and support to negotiate all phases of staff pregnancy, parental leave and return to work. 

Find out what Thrive can offer your organisation.

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Impacts of More Women in the Workplace

"We have very capable and dedicated staff and great diversity within our workforce. Since being involved with our internal 'All Aboard' program however, I have become increasingly aware of the challenges that face many of our employees.

We have recognised the importance of supporting our female staff and are now introducing new initiatives, like the Thrive program, to retain and support them and their managers to be the most successful they can be with our business."

Mike Poynter
General Manager Compliance & Assurance, ASC Pty Ltd

Talent Retention & Productivity Challenges

With rising demand for female talent in the workplace, and particularly in leadership positions, talent retention is a big challenge for organisations. Employee turnover costs Australian workplaces over $20,000,000,000 annually, estimated at up to 75% of the employee's salary.

In addition to turnover costs, organisations also suffer:

Loss of Talent, Knowledge and Skills
Decreased Team Productivity Among Other Employees
Recruiting and Training Costs
Declining Organisational Reputation

This is a tragic loss of skill for Australian businesses is taking an enormous toll on women, their families, Australian businesses and the economy. Organisations, government and authority bodies are calling for a better way to support women and their organisations to negotiate the career and child journey.

Find out what Thrive can offer your organisation.

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Australian Human Rights Commission Findings

In 2014, The Australian Human Rights Commission undertook a comprehensive national inquiry into supporting working parents. This report also revealed the economic and social impacts of pregnancy and leave-related discrimination. 

Findings showed that discrimination related to pregnancy and post parental leave is a systemic and widespread issue costing businesses, families and the national economy. This discrimination has direct links to to under-participation or withdrawal of women in the workforce, as we see only 65% of working aged females are working compared to over 78% for males.

Promising news is that an increase in women’s workforce participation of only 6% could increase the national GDP by approximately $25,000,000,000. We would see a decrease in the high turnover costs for Australian businesses and increases in corporate productivity.

Helping to even the gender balance, the introduction of more females into the workplace, as well as the re-integration of women returning to work after parental leave, has profound benefits for an organisation, our industries and national economy.

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To improve these statistics and see benefits for companies and families all over the country, The Australian Human Rights Commission make the following recommendations for action: