A former public servant has lost an appeal to receive continuing remedial massage treatment for an old workplace injury
The Australian Industry Group has said the proposed wording could allow perpetrators to take paid leave
Sickies, low productivity, workflow interruptions … the indirect costs of poor employee health are many and varied, and it’s the employer that cops it. In the fight to bolster engagement and reduce absenteeism, the latest initiative being used by employers is to increase their ‘corporate wellness’.
The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics have revealed ‘sickies’ cost the Australian economy more than $26 billion a year, and on any given work day 2.6% of workers are absent due to illness.
In the peak of cold and flu season, many employees may hide at their desks to avoid coughing and sneezing co-workers, yet leading health experts say that could be the very place that makes them sick.
Australian workers have a high level of awareness about depression and anxiety disorders but insufficient training is provided on how to help or identify a colleague who is experiencing depression, according to a recent survey.
At what point should employers intervene in employee health? Human Capital asks the experts how they are handling chronic health issues in the workplace.
Employers in the emerging markets of Asia-Pacific continue to face the challenges of significant economic growth and a tight talent pool.
One Australian company has made some radical changes to focus on a healthy work/life balance for all staff
The editor-in-chief of a major Fairfax newspaper has resigned following an alleged incident involving a young reporter
‘Meaningful noises’ such as office-related conversations between co-workers can lead to a decline in performance, according to a new study