You can use the Organise Platform to be propositional about the changes you'd like at work. You might want flexible working or core hours that don’t clash with school collection time. You could use the tool to secure better maternity or paternity pay. Or you might want to find out what your colleagues think about starting a workplace crèche.
We want the Organise Platform to be a space where the rights and voices of other are respected. This means that hate speech is not allowed - including but not limited to attacks on a person or group based on their race, class, ethnic origin, national origin, religion, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
For some of us, all it will take is the survey to get better rights. For others, the survey will be just the beginning, and we might need to build a big petition asking for one of our key changes or invite a guest speaker from a different sector to show how much their company has benefited from have a better maternity policy.
One thing is for sure, collecting this kind of insight is gold-dust when it comes to changing workplace policies. Pooling our ideas and showing support for each other is how we’ll get better maternity pay, proper flexible working and everything else we expect from our employer.
Who we are
"There’s strength in numbers. If companies can see that it matters to a large number of their employees, they are more likely to take action in order to retain staff. Big companies can afford this and set standards.”
- Specsaver Opticians employee, no enhanced maternity policy
“No one knows what the maternity package is at a company until they join it. It varies massively. I moved jobs after two children and then had a third baby. The package at my new employer, although better than statutory minimum, was much less generous than at my previous employer. There is such variation and secrecy around maternity packages. I asked HR if they benchmark their policies and they don’t.”
- City of London employee, enhanced maternity policy
“While big companies have done a lot to reduce gender discrimination, they don't appreciate that women often accept maternity policies although they don't suit them and their families. But women need to get together to ask for these changes.”
- KPMG employee, enhanced maternity policy
Founder and Executive Director of the Organise Platform
Nat spends her days thinking of ways to help women improve their rights and benefits at work through technology.
Before launching the Organise Platform, Nat spent time working for 38 Degrees, Save the Children and Avaaz.org. She’s driven many successful corporate campaigns, securing big campaign wins at Unilever, Nestle and Danone.
Nat spent the start of 2016 with a digital campaigning startup in South Africa - training the team in strategy, as well as developing organisational processes and coaching their Executive Director through a period of organisational change, where she got the idea for the Organise Platform.
Nat spends her spare time singing show tunes with her choir.