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Work Health | Safety
  • June 19 2019 Anxiety at work estimated to cost businesses 100,000 hours of lost time

    Dynamic business revisit this highly relevant piece written by Mike Lowry, founder and CEO of XVenture, renowned for his unconventional and passionate approach in creating cutting-edge individual and team development and performance programmes globally. I received a call from a CEO overseas who had slipped into a very dark place. He had acknowledged that his levels Read More…

  • May 29 2019 Combatting work stress

    Byline: Amanda Gordon, Director of Armchair Psychology Work stress is inevitable, right?  We need some stress or we’d find a way to play solitaire all day when no-one is looking.  When the stress comes from internal sources (the things we say to ourselves to ensure we stay on track) e.g. “I like what I am doing Read More…

  • May 27 2019 Surviving workplace bullying: 5 steps to success

    I’m a former victim of extreme workplace bullying. For more than three years, I worked in the global resources industry in Australia, running health and well-being programs and striving to create safe, healthy and productive work environments for a mostly-male workforce. To anyone looking in from the outside, it would have seemed I was powering Read More…

  • May 10 2019 Mums supporting mums: flexible working hours

    For mums, the decision to head back to work after having a baby comes with some big considerations and mixed emotions. How do you continue giving your child the very best and feel fulfilled in your work life? The answer is different for every mum. But one common thread is the call for part time, Read More…

  • October 10 2018 Why you should wag work and how to do it properly

    Once you’ve booked the day off, how do you spend it to make the most of the break?

  • July 27 2018 8 steps to creating a mentally healthy workplace environment

    Top tips to create a mentally healthy workplace.

  • June 8 2018 Men’s Mental Health Week a good opportunity for workplaces to join in the conversation

    Men in Australia are three times more likely than women to commit suicide[1], and in many cases, they have no history of ever being diagnosed with a mental illness. This suggests that many men still suffer with depression in silence and need to be encouraged to speak up. Men’s mental health week kicks off from Read More…

  • April 6 2018 How you can prepare for workplace accidents

    We all know that accidents can, and do, happen. According to the Oxford dictionary, an accident is “An unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury”. And unfortunately, many of these accidents happen in the workplace. As an employer or manager, no matter what the size of your company, your Read More…

  • March 28 2018 Why PPE is so important for your worksite

    These days, everyone is aware of the risks that some construction and industry jobs bring with them, and much time and effort is spent on training, signposting, drawing up safety plans and equipping staff with the correct materials to perform their tasks. So why is it still a struggle to make sure some employees use Read More…

  • November 7 2017 Businesses saddle up for Melbourne Cup

    It’s the race that stops the nation but Melbourne Cup is also the race the halts workplaces – and not just in Victoria where the event is marked with a public holiday. While Melbourne Cup festivities are a great way to generate goodwill amongst employees, SMEs must take steps to discharge their duty of care Read More…

  • October 25 2017 One in two small businesses not prepared for workplace bullies, Employsure research shows

    Half of Australia’s small businesses not only lack an action plan to address workplace bullying, they don’t understand the legal requirements, according research undertaken by workplace relations specialist Employsure.  Conducted by Galaxy Research on behalf of Employsure, the Workplace Safety Index also found that amongst businesses with between two and four employees, only 40% know Read More…

  • October 6 2017 What’s that, you say? Entrepreneurs don’t have time to be healthy? Think again!

    Do you produce your best work when you have the flu? I didn’t think so. When your body is worn down, it makes it hard to stay focused and productive. The same thing goes for your mind. The stress of deadlines and client demands, the weight of starting up a business and the 24/7 commitment Read More…

  • June 29 2017 Are your employees working overtime during the EOFY rush? If so, you must tread carefully

    As the 2016-2017 financial year comes to an end, businesses are hastily tying up loose ends in preparation for the new financial year. Often employers can put themselves at risk when pressuring their employees to work extensive overtime to finalise projects, meet deadlines and finish annual reports before the end of the financial year. Employers Read More…

  • May 3 2017 Business partners accept Australia’s first shipment of medical marijuana products

    The first medicinal cannabis products to be imported into Australia under the Federal Government’s new import legislation have arrived in Perth. ASX-listed cannabis company Creso Pharma and its partner West Australian medicinal cannabis wholesaler Health House have this week received an importation of cannabis oils from Canadian cannabis group CanniMed. Under Government legislation put in place Read More…