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This Week in the Workforce – Roundup 26 Nov 2015

In The Media A Woolworths employee from Gippsland has been sentenced to six months jail for making his victims’ lives a “living hell” over the course of 2010-2013. Sean Clare pleaded guilty to the charge of stalking two fellow employees from the supermarket giant’s Moe store. Aldi is in the spotlight too this week having been ordered by […]

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Bricks, Mortar & the Culture Challenge

Tech companies are well known for their cool culture. Old manufacturing businesses…. not so much. Is it unfair to even compare the two? Last night I attended Culture Amp’s first ever #peoplegeekup in Melbourne hosted at the offices of Envato. I learned a lot about how these exciting young companies foster such a great environment within themselves and took […]

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This Week in the Workforce – Roundup, 20 Nov 2015

In The Media Sadly, after having had no fatalities in Victoria since March, four Victorian workers have lost their lives in November. Two men were killed in the same day in seperate workplace accidents, another man died in an explosion in a trench at Harkaway and an elderly man was electrocuted while working on a property near Geelong. In case you […]

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Should You Accept a Forward-Dated Clearance Certificate?

Here’s a question that was asked of me recently. “When you have someone certified for modified duties and a date they are expected to be fit for normal duties, do we have a mandatory requirement for a follow-up sign off following that date to confirm they are fully fit for duties?” The scenario: John was […]

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This Week in the Workforce – Roundup, 13 Nov 2015

In The Media A few people are expecting a rap over the knuckles in the not too distant future. 1,007 days after Essendon Football Club reported their doping issues to ASADA the Bombers have been charged by WorkSafe. The charges are: One breach of section 21(1) – failing to provide and maintain for employees a working environment that […]

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WorkSafe VIC Premium Explained & 3 Steps to Reduce It

WorkSafe VIC Premium Explained & 3 Steps to Reduce It The workers compensation insurance premium, for most businesses, is one of the biggest single costs paid every year. One of the most common questions I am asked is “how is my workcover premium calculated?” Understanding how your premium is calculated is the first step in turning […]

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