Key methods organisations can use to measure the effectiveness of their wellbeing programs at work
Here, in this video, Kate Rush, Head of Disability and Mental Health at Anglicare discusses reducing stigma in the workplace, and increasing opportunities to talk about mental wellbeing. In this vox-pop,Simone Blumberg, Head Of People at Sunsuper gives 3 quick tips here for gaining leadership buy-in for corporate wellness programs, and most importantly integrating mental…
New report released from The Black Dog Institute looks at how high job strain appears to independently affect the risk of future common mental disorders in midlife.
With office parties set to kick off in the coming weeks, a timely reminder from Emily Dempster in this article on ten things employers should do to avoid Christmas party disaster; including “specify clear start and end times of the function and ensure alcohol is not served after the end time”.
The Federal Court has awarded an employee over $1.2 million in damages for his employer’s breaches of the Fair Work Act. This award came after the employee successfully sued the employer for over $600,000 in common law damages for a workplace injury.
“The FWC has held that an employer who refused to answer the calls, emails and text messages of an injured employee when she sought to return to work repudiated her employment contract and unfairly dismissed the employee,” writes Emily Harvey of the Maree Hayes v Austrend International Pty Ltd T/A Austrend Group (U2016/6469) case.
Quick advice on knowing when to report incidents, illnesses and injuries to WorkSafe NZ, “the penalties for not reporting are onerous. It is better to call WorkSafe, and be told that they’re not interested, than get prosecuted for failing to report”, writes the team at Hesketh Henry.
Learn from recent cases where “an employer can reasonably rely on the employer’s obligations under work health and safety laws to direct an employee, on reasonable grounds, to attend an IME” from Cooper Grace Ward’s Annie Smeaton and Sandra Barry.
“Not only is it a legal requirement to report all incidents internally and, when applicable, report them externally, it demonstrates to workers that the organisation takes safety issues seriously,” writes the team at Dibbs Barker’s People & Workplace services group.
This quick read from the Lander & Rogers team highlights issues with managing absenteeism in Australia’s workplaces. Importantly, it also teaches us some top tips on how to conduct a return to work meeting with employees.