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How would you rate your workplace well-being?

How well is your workforce? Australia has been ranked 25th out of 25 comparator economies for work-life balance on a report into working lives by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).  This suggests that workplace well-being i...

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Getting ahead with good mental health in your business

As an employer you would not expect your employee to work as usual if they were suffering from a physical illness that caused them obvious pain. Unfortunately, when people are suffering from mental health issues such as depression the signs are not o...

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How to manage an employee on extended sick leave

Absenteeism is a big problem for Australian businesses. In fact, it has been reported that absent employees cost the economy billions every year. This is a staggering expense that could be reduced through proactive and preventative measures. The o...

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Talking to your employees about mental health

#WorldMentalHealthDay is an important initiative that aims to bring international awareness to the value of mental health. Whilst a hashtag can get the conversation started, a conscious effort from everyone is needed to keep the conversation open and...

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A laugh a day keeps HR away!

Written by Lee-Anne Hunt, HR Dept Ringwood Yep, I know I’m HR so I probably shouldn’t be writing this but the more businesses (and people) I’m in touch with the more I reflect on what makes a business successful. All of the successful...

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Tips for encouraging good mental health in your business

With several high profile celebrity deaths, male suicide has been brought to our national attention. It might have been easy to dismiss as only applicable to rock-star type lives, if it was not for the alarming statistic that suicide is the bigges...

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Cold and flu may be coming to an office near you!

When Australia was hit by the worst flu outbreak on record in 2017, many companies were not prepared for the impact. Business operations were severely disrupted due to the high number of employees suffering with flu or looking after family members wh...

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How to deal with cancer in the workplace

The prognosis for many cancers is now good but being given the diagnosis is still probably one of the most frightening things that can happen to anyone. Fortunately, the law recognises how devastating it is and the Disability Discrimination Act 19...

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Why bullying needs to be banished from the workplace

Workplace bullying can have a devastating impact on the individual and erode your organisation’s culture. It is a risk to health and safety because it may affect the mental and physical health of workers. There is no place for bullying behaviour...

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How to manage employees when temperatures soar

The mercury is edging up to 40 degrees across Australia, in the worst heatwave in over half a century! It can be hard for staff to concentrate in the sweltering conditions, especially as the hot weather is predicted to go on for another few days a...

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