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Is Your Employee Suffering from ‘Burnout’?

Is Your Employee Suffering from ‘Burnout’?

We’ve all felt stressed and overwhelmed at work. We live in an always-on society, with constant emails, text and push notifications alongside the pressure of meeting deadlines and delivering on expectations forces us to work harder, faster and smarter. It is this...

The Issue Resolution Process – A Vital Part of Contractor Management

The Issue Resolution Process – A Vital Part of Contractor Management

It’s vital to create good relationships with everyone we work with, including employees, colleagues and in the context of this article, contractors. However, as good as those relationships may be, it is still likely that issues will arise. A disagreement can escalate...

When it comes to Workplace Safety, is Common Sense Sensible?

When it comes to Workplace Safety, is Common Sense Sensible?

Recently, I posted an image on LinkedIn that displayed the quote “When it comes to safety, common sense is the friend of compliance” and asked for people’s thoughts. Over the next few hours, I received a tirade of comments that were ‘passionate’ to say the least. Many...

WHS Audits – The Who, What and Why

WHS Audits – The Who, What and Why

Introduction Workplace health and safety (WHS) audits are often dreaded, striking fear into managers and employees alike. But remember, audits aren’t trying to catch us out or expose our failings, they’re purpose is ultimately to help protect our workers. The health...

Hiring Contractors – With Great Rewards Come Great Risk

Hiring Contractors – With Great Rewards Come Great Risk

Hiring contractors has become commonplace for many organisations to fulfil both varying workloads and skill-specific requirements. In Australia, 23% or employers report engaging contract workers, of which 44% of cases are used in short-term, specialised projects. Now...

Honestly, is Your WHS Policy as Good as it Could be?

Honestly, is Your WHS Policy as Good as it Could be?

Policies are essential in the workplace as they clarify the standards expected of workers and help employers manage staff more effectively. As such, WHS policies are very important for most organisations, as they help define what is acceptable from a health and safety...

Contractor Safety: Who is Responsible? You? Them?

Contractor Safety: Who is Responsible? You? Them?

It is common place for many organisations engage contractors to help perform essential business activities and skill-specific tasks. In fact, with around 986,000 people working as independent contractors in Australia, most business will involve a contractor at some...