Guiding Principles to FLEXbetter

Medibank provides an environment that supports a diverse, flexible and adaptive workforce. We appreciate that employees’ work preferences, and work needs, can change over time and are influenced by life outside of work. The use of flexible working arrangements, commensurate with the needs of the business, can achieve a “win-win” situation for both employees and Medibank.

Medibank supports its employees with flexible working, and where possible encourages the following:

  • Mobility and ‘following your work’
  • Flexibility to enable employees to work with the right people at the right times, creating purposeful and productive collaboration
  • Encouraging new and different ways of working and collaborating
  • Recognising the benefits of offering home-based work options
  • Effective use of technology to access and share information with others, reducing paper dependency.

Some common types of flexible working arrangements may include, but not be limited to:

  • Working from home – this could be a permanent, temporary, regular or ad hoc arrangement
  • Activity based working
  • Changing start and finishing times
  • Working part time hours or job sharing
  • Working less or more hours of work
  • Compressing full-time hours into a shorter duration
  • Coming to work dressed for your day ahead, whether that be smart casual or corporate
  • Working additional hours to make up for time taken off in lieu of taking other forms of leave
  • Accruing paid time off instead of receiving overtime payments (if entitled)
  • Changing the location of your work, or the regularity with which you need to attend an office.