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This Week in the Workforce – Roundup 4 Dec 2015

This week I attended the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) forum “Does injury compensation cause harm?” This was a forum that will help shape future government policy. Considering the government has allocated $72 million to this program, it’s kind of a big deal. Here is my blog post about the event and I urge you […]

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  • 4 December 2015

“What Does the Data Say?” – What I Learned from ISCRR

Today I attended a forum titled “Does injury compensation cause harm?” hosted by the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR). An attention catching title and a little controversial too. Good to see some disruption in the workers comp industry. ISCRR is a joint initiative of WorkSafe, TAC and Monash University. Their stated mission is “to collaboratively develop, […]

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  • 2 December 2015

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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  • 26 November 2015

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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  • 25 November 2015

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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  • 20 November 2015

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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  • 18 November 2015