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									Using the F Word at Work –
Flexibility in the Workplace
                                   Monday 16 March 2009
                         Hyatt Regency Adelaide Ballroom

                       Presentation by Warren McCann
                   Commissioner for Public Employment
  Office for Ethical Standards and Professional Integrity
    Using the F Word at Work – Flexibility in the
                   Workplace

Presentation Outline

•    relevant research
•    broaden the concept of flexible working
     arrangements
•    how to make it work
•    take away messages
                                  Presentation by Warren McCann
                               Commissioner for Public Employment
   Using the F Word at Work – Flexibility in the
                  Workplace

Fact

• Some of the most generous provisions
  available for balancing work life
  responsibilities are to be found in the South
  Australian Public Sector


                                 Presentation by Warren McCann
                              Commissioner for Public Employment
     Using the F Word at Work – Flexibility in the
                    Workplace
 Table 1 - Use of Flexible Working Arrangements by administration units as at June 2007
                                 Employees


             Flexitime    Purchased     Compressed      Part-time   Working     Total
                          Leave         Weeks           Job         from        instances
                                                        share       Home        of FWA use




             14,091       150           124             816         259         15,440


Total
Employees
             26%          0.3%          0.2%            2%          0.5%        27%




                                                     Presentation by Warren McCann
                                                  Commissioner for Public Employment
 Using the F Word at Work – Flexibility in the
                Workplace
  Table 2 - Use of Flexible Working Arrangements by administration units as at June 2007
                           South Australian Executive Service


             Flexitime   Purchased      Compressed      Part-time Job     Working     Total Instances
                           Leave          Weeks            Share        from Home      of FWA use




               180           1               0               6              10             197
Total
Executives

               22%          0.1%            0%               1%             1%             21%




                                                            Presentation by Warren McCann
                                                         Commissioner for Public Employment
 Using the F Word at Work – Flexibility in the Workplace

                      Figure 1 - Gender Balance in the Public Service

        Entry Level                                      Below SES




                       9296
                                                 1047

                                       Males                                   Males
                                       Females                                 Females


                                                                        2080
24431




                                                        Presentation by Warren McCann
                                                     Commissioner for Public Employment
Using the F Word at Work – Flexibility in the
               Workplace
        Table 3 – Different factors women consider when job seeking


                     Good pay and/or bonuses

                                  Job security

             Good relationship w ith colleagues


                      Learning & developm ent

         Genuinely supports w ork-life balance


                          Conveniently located

    Opportunities for prom otion & progression


                                   Career path

                                                  0   10   20      30     40    50    60     70     80   90   100

                                                                % im portant (7-10 on 0-10 scale)
                                                                             Presentation by Warren McCann
                                                                          Commissioner for Public Employment
    Using the F Word at Work – Flexibility in the
                   Workplace

Key findings from the research:


•    flexibility highly valued
•    limited uptake



                                    Presentation by Warren McCann
                                 Commissioner for Public Employment
      Using the F Word at Work – Flexibility in the
                     Workplace

    Broaden the concept of flexibility to:


•     recognise different demographic groups
•     move beyond the ‘work-family’ model
•     recognise that some people like work


                                    Presentation by Warren McCann
                                 Commissioner for Public Employment
    Using the F Word at Work – Flexibility in the
                   Workplace

How to make flexibility work


•    long hours not the answer
•    changing the culture
•    convince employers of its value

                                  Presentation by Warren McCann
                               Commissioner for Public Employment
    Using the F Word at Work – Flexibility in the
                   Workplace

Take away messages
•    generally people enjoy work
•    recognise individual needs
•    foster a culture to embrace these differences
•    commitment to goals rather that time serving
•    flexibility is of greatest benefit to women
•    convince employers of benefits
                                   Presentation by Warren McCann
                                Commissioner for Public Employment

								
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