Rachel Matheson
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A blog post by Rachel Matheson was featured

The Future of Work: Flexibility and Carer-Friendly Workplaces

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic it has been heartening to see recognition for many in the community who are often invisible and who do such valuable work. The pandemic has also seen the adoption of flexible working arrangements at scale and pace by many employers. This has not been without its challenges and much has been written on the topic.For those that have long advocated for flexible working arrangements and known the benefits it can bring, this adoption is a welcome…See More
Jul 14
Rachel Matheson posted a blog post

The Future of Work: Flexibility and Carer-Friendly Workplaces

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic it has been heartening to see recognition for many in the community who are often invisible and who do such valuable work. The pandemic has also seen the adoption of flexible working arrangements at scale and pace by many employers. This has not been without its challenges and much has been written on the topic.For those that have long advocated for flexible working arrangements and known the benefits it can bring, this adoption is a welcome…See More
Jul 13
Rachel Matheson liked Suzanne Gavrilovic's blog post Re-Entry without burning up
Jun 22
Rachel Matheson liked Suzanne Gavrilovic's blog post Cultural Plasticity - How well have you adapted?
May 15
A blog post by Rachel Matheson was featured

Carers and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Impacts to Employees

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has presented governments and employers with significant challenges. It has also bought about new challenges for carers and the people they care for. Before we look at these, it is important to remember:A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to a friend or family member who has a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail aged.Anyone can become a carer and there are approximately…See More
Apr 21
Rachel Matheson posted a blog post

Carers and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Impacts to Employees

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has presented governments and employers with significant challenges. It has also bought about new challenges for carers and the people they care for. Before we look at these, it is important to remember:A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to a friend or family member who has a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail aged.Anyone can become a carer and there are approximately…See More
Apr 20
Rachel Matheson liked Jonathan Mamaril's blog post False Allegations – Further Trend Of “Upward” Bullying
Oct 31, 2019
A blog post by Rachel Matheson was featured

Distinguishing parents and carers in the workplace, why it matters

Many workplaces have information, policies, portals and hubs for parents caring for children. Supporting families and developing family friendly workplaces is to be applauded. Parents and guardians who access parental leave are often classified as primary or secondary carers.However, it is important to know that there is a large group of people who are carers (1 in 8 according to Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2015) that do not include parents (with some exceptions). Commonwealth legislation…See More
Oct 30, 2019
Rachel Matheson posted a blog post

Distinguishing parents and carers in the workplace, why it matters

Many workplaces have information, policies, portals and hubs for parents caring for children. Supporting families and developing family friendly workplaces is to be applauded. Parents and guardians who access parental leave are often classified as primary or secondary carers.However, it is important to know that there is a large group of people who are carers (1 in 8 according to Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2015) that do not include parents (with some exceptions). Commonwealth legislation…See More
Oct 30, 2019
Rachel Matheson liked Shane Koelmeyer's blog post Acts of gross stupidity: Workplace bullies convicted and fined for breaching WHS duties
Sep 27, 2019
A blog post by Rachel Matheson was featured

Diversity and inclusion in the workforce: defining employees who are carers

While 1 in 8 is the official figure for the number of Australian employees who are carers, it is likely that this is an under representation as many carers don’t identify as one. This is particularly so for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and for Aboriginal Australians.It is important that employers recognise and support carer populations in…See More
Sep 20, 2019
Rachel Matheson posted a blog post

Diversity and inclusion in the workforce: defining employees who are carers

While 1 in 8 is the official figure for the number of Australian employees who are carers, it is likely that this is an under representation as many carers don’t identify as one. This is particularly so for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and for Aboriginal Australians.It is important that employers recognise and support carer populations in…See More
Sep 20, 2019
Rachel Matheson liked Vince Scopelliti's blog post How to Move Forward After a Workplace Investigation
Sep 16, 2019
Rachel Matheson liked Danielle Buckley's blog post 5 proven steps to boost your mental health
Sep 6, 2019
Rachel Matheson liked Shane Koelmeyer's blog post Only time will tell: Full Court decides meaning of “day” for personal/carer’s leave
Sep 6, 2019
Rachel Matheson liked Mark Brand's blog post Are you handling outplacement the right way?
Sep 6, 2019

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http://https://carersandemployers.org.au/
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Learning and Development
Workforce Management
Change Management
Talent Retention
HRIS
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking

Rachel Matheson's Blog

The Future of Work: Flexibility and Carer-Friendly Workplaces

Posted on July 13, 2020 at 16:00 0 Comments

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic it has been heartening to see recognition for many in the community who are often invisible and who do such valuable work. 

The pandemic has also seen the adoption of flexible working arrangements at scale and pace by many employers. This has not been without its challenges and much has been written on the topic.

For those that…

Continue

Carers and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Impacts to Employees

Posted on April 20, 2020 at 11:53 0 Comments

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has presented governments and employers with significant challenges. It has also bought about new challenges for carers and the people they care for. Before we look at these, it is important to remember:

  • A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to a friend or family member who has a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, chronic condition,…
Continue

Distinguishing parents and carers in the workplace, why it matters

Posted on October 30, 2019 at 12:24 0 Comments

Many workplaces have information, policies, portals and hubs for parents caring for children. Supporting families and developing family friendly workplaces is to be applauded. Parents and guardians who access parental leave are often classified as primary or secondary carers.

However, it is important to know that there is a large group of people who are carers (1 in 8 according to Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2015) that do not include parents (with some exceptions). Commonwealth…

Continue

Diversity and inclusion in the workforce: defining employees who are carers

Posted on September 20, 2019 at 13:00 0 Comments

While 1 in 8 is the official figure for the number of Australian employees who are carers, it is likely that this is an under representation as many carers don’t identify as one. This is particularly so for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and for Aboriginal Australians.

It is important that…

Continue

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