The recent Minerals Council of Australia Workforce Gender Diversity White Paper (2013) found that actual and perceived family responsibilities are having a major impact on the retention of talented women in the industry.

As a result the Minerals Council of Australia has updated its Paid Parental Leave Toolkit, first published in May 2011.

It is intended that this guide be used by human resources practitioners, line managers, supervisors, employees and others in minerals industry organisations to assist them to understand their rights and obligations, and how parental leave and flexible work can be effectively and successfully managed.

As well as information on obligations and entitlements, the guide provides tips for employees, supervisors and organisations navigating parental leave and flexible work, together with case studies, sample letters, checklists and frequently asked questions.

To download your copy of the toolkit, click here.