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All roles are flex at PwC

We are pioneering new ways of working and giving our people more choice about how they work, because we recognise it’s not where they work but what they do that matters.

Some of our clients have already taken an ‘all roles flex’ approach and the benefits – from improved productivity to attracting and retaining diverse talent – are numerous.

At PwC it all starts with an open and authentic conversation about how, when and where you work best, so together we can build an arrangement that works for you, your team and your clients.

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Metcash offers school holiday camps, wellbeing days and study support

Through offering a supportive, friendly and flexible workplace Metcash empower their people to immediately start making a difference. "We love what we do but we also believe in a great work/life balance."

Camp Metcash

Keeping kids occupied during school holidays can be challenging, that is why we created Camp Metcash for our Sydney sites.

Run in partnership with Big Fun Camps, our employees’ school aged children are taken to fun activities including visits to wildlife parks, laser tag, movies or the Easter Show. Both kids and parents love it!

Well-being Days

And sometimes you just need a ‘me’ day. We offer 2 extra days of leave to do the little things to help recharge. Whether it be taking time off to spend with family, or having a doona day, we recognise that every now and then you just need to take some time out and refresh.

Flexibility

We love what we do but we also believe in having a healthy work life balance. We offer a range of flexible options including compressed working weeks, flexible start and finish times or work from home.

Study Support

Studying in your field of work? We offer support for students that are looking to increase their knowledge in a job related course.

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nbn facilitates flexibility in employment

nbn endeavours to assist its employees, while achieving its business goals, to achieve their personal, family and relationship goals by facilitating flexibility in employment and working arrangements to achieve balance between work and personal responsibilities.

We do this by offering, subject always to nbn’s business needs, a number of Flexible work arrangement options to all our employees that cater for a range of personal needs, including:

  • Working from home. We offer working from home arrangements that allow employees to work from home full-time or on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Part-time and job share. nbn advertises and supports part-time employment as well as employees participating in job-share arrangements, where two employees work part-time sharing one position.
  • Purchased Leave. Employees can apply to take up to a total of 8 weeks leave during the designated 52 week period by purchasing up to 4 weeks of additional leave.
  • Other Flexible Work Arrangements such as formalising an agreement to change the pattern of hours (e.g. start time and finish time) an employee will work

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Embrace a healthier way of working and FLEXBetter at Medibank

At Medibank, our purpose is: For Better Health. To live this purpose, we embrace a healthier way of working by providing employees with flexibility in how and where they conduct their work.

This approach is known as FLEXBetter.

We recognise that for us to embrace an inclusive culture, we need to have a workplace which is flexible. We appreciate that each individual’s work preferences, and work needs, can change over time and are influenced by life outside work.

Flexibility is available to all our employees – whether that be to spending time volunteering, participating in sports or leisure activities, dressing in smart casual, or making it home in time to spend some time with your family at the end of the day. The FLEXbetter approach is all about balance – supporting the wellbeing of our employees as well as our customers.

The FLEXbetter Approach

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Improving customer satisfaction is the highest priority at BankWest

We offer a range of flexible work options and services to meet the needs of our people and business. A flexible working arrangement is an ongoing formal arrangement around how you work, such as working non-standard hours, working a compressed week, working regularly from a different location, working part time, or job sharing. It isn't about asking for time to go to an appointment, or to work at home because you need to meet a tradesperson.

Flexible Working Principles

  • Improving customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Requests for flexible work arrangements must not compromise customer service and should continue to meet the needs of the business. However, all requests for flexible working arrangements will be given genuine consideration in-line with these principles.
  • Performance is defined by outcomes and behaviour. A colleague's effectiveness is determined by what and how they deliver.
  • Flexible working arrangements may be trialled but may not be appropriate for all roles. Flexible work requests may be subject to a trial period to assess feasibility. Flexible work practices might not be appropriate for all positions within the business.
  • There is no 'one' solution. There are a range of flexible work options that can be considered – it's not just about part-time work and job-sharing. The most appropriate solution will meet both business and individual needs.
  • Colleague-leader communication is critical. Open communication between leaders and colleagues is a critical aspect in evaluating and reviewing flexible work arrangements and a shared responsibility for the outcome becoming successful.
  • Flexibility requests can be reason neutral. Everyone deserves to have their flexibility request listened to and considered.

The Benefits

For colleagues:

  • A better work/life balance - being able to meet both work and personal commitments
  • Reduced travelling time and cost
  • Increased sense of control leading to increased sense of well-being
  • Greater job satisfaction - a happier person all round
  • Being able to remain in the workforce longer
  • Greater loyalty, trust and respect towards leaders

For Bankwest:

  • Attracting and retaining skilled and motivated colleagues
  • Increased colleague engagement
  • Reduced absences
  • Increased skills and creativity of leaders
    Improved customer service and retention by being able to work flexibly with them
  • Maintaining Employer of Choice status
  • Increased team productivity

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