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How Long Do People Receive Workers Comp? [Infographic]

Anyone in business with workplaces in multiple states and territories will notice differences in each jurisdiction’s workers compensation system. There are different rules, regulations, premium-calculation formulas, and claims processes. But do these differences equate to different outcomes on WorkCover claims? According to research, there are significant differences around Australia. Statistically significant, that is.   About the […]

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  • 29 May 2016

Weekly Roundup 20 May 2016

This week I published a blog post on my top 5 TED Talks for workers comp professionals. Read it hereand tell me what your favourite TED Talks are. In the News Employee who told boss to ‘kiss my arse’ was not unfairly sacked, Fair Work Commission finds Fruit-picking backpackers have the most pay disputes at the Fair Work […]

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  • 19 May 2016

5 TED Talks that will improve the WorkCover situation in your business

TED Talks are speaking presentations from TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) Conferences which began in the USA in 1990. No longer reserved for tech topics they have gone on to become a global phenomenon and now cover almost any subject matter you can think of. Once reserved for a very select audience, many TED Talks are now available […]

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  • 19 May 2016

Using the Feedback Loop to Reduce Comp Claims

The perceived problem I encounter many employers frustrated with at least some of their WorkCover claims. They tell me the claim is the end result of management gripes that have accrued over time. Issues such as questionable sick leave, poor performance, poor relationships with coworkers and more. The manager tried to address these and a WorkCover claim followed. Soon after relationships deteriorated. […]

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  • 6 May 2016

Weekly Roundup 22 April 2016

It’s certainly been a big week if you work at Channel 9. The 60 Minutes team was released yesterday amid all sorts of sensational and questionable events. The whole saga is a mess of moral issues. What questions has it brought to your mind? For me, the issue that has persisted with me is the employee/employer relationship […]

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  • 22 April 2016

Weekly Roundup 1 April 2016

Since I launched my podcast I discovered a lot of people are interested, but get stuck behind the technological barrier. So I wrote a blog post that will teach you everything you need to know. Like seriously, everything. Click here to continue reading In the News It breaks my heart that the four top news items this week in […]

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  • 1 April 2016

Ultimate Podcast Guide for Workers Comp Professionals

If you’re not entirely sure what the deal is with podcasts then buckle in, this article is for you. I’m excited to introduce you to a whole world out there of content that is (for the most part) free, entertaining and very informative. By the end of this article, you will know exactly how to wrangle the technology and how […]

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  • 30 March 2016

Weekly Roundup 18 March 2016

With three 4-day weeks in March (in Victoria at least) we need to be especially sharp with our time management. Hence why this week’s roundup is brief – for your benefit and mine 🙂 Here’s my weekly summary. In the Media A McDonald’s franchise owner has been ordered to pay fines and costs of $65,000 over […]

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  • 18 March 2016

Weekly Roundup: 100 Questions in 100 Days

Do you get asked a lot of questions in your line of work? The ability to help people solve their problems is one of the most valuable traits you can have in life. Interestingly, problem finders are often more valuable than problem solvers. They are more attuned to the needs of others. The more complex the problem, the more important it […]

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  • 11 March 2016

An open letter to Ryan Hanley from #TheWorkCoverGuy

Hi Ryan, My name is Mark Stipic. We haven’t met, but we’ve crossed paths on Twitter a few times. I first learned about you in late 2015 and have since discovered that a lot of what you do resonates really well with me. I’ve listened to your podcast Content Warfare, ploughed through your blog posts and listened to your book. I live in Australia […]

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  • 8 March 2016