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Balancing Australia Pty Ltd
P.O. Box 13318
George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4003
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What is work life balance?

Work life balance is an increasingly important phenomenon in modern-day times. Our fast-paced society can leave us with feelings of guilt and resentment when we aren’t doing what we should or want to do. It is a constant challenge for many of us who juggle the needs, responsibilities, expectations and desires of ourselves, partners, families, friends, employers and community groups. Although the optimum work life balance will vary among us, our inability to successfully manage what needs to happen can result in real consequences, from relationship strains to major health implications.

Balancing Australia® recognises the major role that work plays in your quest to achieve work-life balance. Having an employer who is supportive, committed and flexible creates an opportunity to adjust work arrangements to meet individual circumstances. This results in many benefits for the employee while creating significant wins for employers: improved productivity, engagement and retention, and the ability to attract engaged staff.

Balancing Australia® is committed to acknowledging and celebrating the achievements of Australian businesses that support their staff to live a balanced life. We offer the first and only Australian directory that gives candidates comprehensive details about a potential employer’s work life balance philosophy and initiatives. In addition, all included organisations are supported by the testimonials of current employees who share what it’s like to work for these leading employers.

Work life balance is a constant struggle for many Australians. It isn’t the sole responsibility of either party (employer or employee) to manage. Balancing Australia’s philosophy is that by creating work life balance together-wherever and whenever possible, we all will reap significant benefits and rewards.

 

About Mandy Brasser

Mandy Brasser launched Balancing Australia® in 2009 to extend her commitment to help more Australians benefit from living a balanced life.

Her interest in work life balance began as a young child. Her father worked 6 days a week while her mother was a stay-at-home Mum. At the time, Mandy didn’t understand why her father couldn’t be at home playing with her all the time. Becoming an adult allowed her to understand why!

Mandy’s childhood experience sparked a growing curiosity to explore the impact of work on our lives. She soon realized that a great many Australian families and individuals also face challenges juggling work, family and other commitments, causing real traumas for them both interpersonally and health-wise. Mandy began to question “Surely, in the 21st century, there must be a better way to work that will make it easier to honour our responsibilities and desires?”

This important pondering led Mandy to a career in human resources, primarily for the opportunity to advocate employee needs whilst considering business goals and constraints. As Mandy explored, she found an increasing number of employers who were rethinking traditional methods of work to address employees’ requests while honouring the need to achieve business goals. This trend was a sign that many organisations were taking the work-life issue seriously, but there was a lack of comprehensive information about these employers in one central location.

This led to the creation of Balancing Australia’s unique online directory, which supports candidates who are seeking flexible employers.

Mandy is passionate about working people being able to live a fulfilled life and is excited by the possibility of everyone working together to create work life balance. It is through collaboration that all parties can meet critical needs while reaping vast, and sometimes unexpected rewards by making work life balance a priority.

Mandy holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (majoring in Human Resources) and a Bachelor of Leisure Management degree. She is a Certified Professional member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and is a work life balance advocate.

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