Jon Ford

Jon Ford

Minister for Employment Protection; Regional Development; Fisheries; the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne

    Seminar on best practice workplaces booked out

    23/06/2008 12:00 AM

    A big response to a seminar on Work Life Balance in Perth this week has demonstrated that the latest strategies in creating fair, flexible and productive workplaces are of keen interest to both the private and public sectors.


    The Work Life Balance Best Practice seminar, to be hosted by the Labour Relations Division of the Department of Consumer and Employment Protection, will showcase initiatives from across the country.  More than 200 people will attend the seminar.


    Employment Protection Minister Jon Ford, who will launch the seminar, said flexible work arrangements and other practices to achieve work life balance were increasingly being used as a key tool in the attraction and retention of staff.


    “The fact that the seminar is sold out shows employers are clearly interested in innovative strategies, particularly with the current skills shortage,” Mr Ford said.


    Speakers from Queensland, Victoria and South Australia will address the seminar on latest developments in their States.


    A Western Australian initiative to be unveiled at the seminar will be the new Best Practice Employers Program for the WA Public Sector, which will provide accreditation and recognition to Government agencies that are achieving the best work life balance.


    The seminar will be held this Wednesday, June 25, at the Kings Park Function Centre.


    Minister's office - 9213 7200