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The Incident Investigation Toolkit

Today we look at the Systems-thinking Incident Investigation Toolkit recently developed by Monash University in partnership with Work Safe Victoria and the University of the Sunshine Coast. The Patient Handling: Review of Systems (PHRIES) Toolkit was developed to help guide manual handling coordinators in Victorian healthcare sectors in investigating injuries involving patient handling and in […]

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Wearables in Safety, OHS and Injury Management

4 things that “the old” Manchester United can teach you about workplace injury prevention

Guest Blog, Scott Coleman – Preventure If you’re interested in how wearables can assist Safety and Injury Management Professions then you may want to attend our June Safety People Forum. There is no doubt that Manchester United is one of the greatest football clubs in the world, having enjoyed enormous success both domestically and on […]

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Here’s what happens if you work from home without a routine

Justin Pot / Published April 10, 2020 I’m not disciplined, at all, and I work from home. This means that absent some kind of routine, I will inevitably end up doing one of two things: Working constantly and ignoring the people I love. Never actually starting my workday. My wife doesn’t love the first scenario, […]

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Tips for a Successful Video Interview

This guide was recently published by Indeed and provides a great overview for successfully using and promoting yourself via video. Video Interview Tips Find a quiet, private, well-lit place, free from possible interruptions. Remove any inappropriate items that might be visible once you are on screen. Ensure your internet connection is stable. Check that your […]

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Casual safety induction

3 Tips for Effective Induction During Times of Crisis

In times of intense change or crisis the need for a flexible workforce means more inductions, not just new staff but those existing workers redeployed to take on another internal role. While we want temporary workers out doing their role, it’s important to maintain strong induction and safety procedures to keep our people safe. Below […]

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Delivering negative feedback

 Written by Belinda Parkes Expert tips on delivering negative feedback As HR professionals, managers or business owners it’s inevitable there will be conversations you’d rather not have to have with your staff. But tough conversations are a necessary part of being an effective manager and, executed well, they can prove valuable to both the employee and […]

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What Happens if You Receive a Counteroffer?

By Veronica Blat Changing jobs can be a huge source of stress, even when you *know* it’s the right decision. It’s common to feel sad or anxious, or even a little bit guilty even if you are excited about the new opportunity. On top of all those emotions, you have to actually resign – you […]

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Death of the interview

By Ian Hamilton Over the past 12 months or so, I’ve noticed a growing trend with candidates taking a more active role in the interview process. The interview as we know it is gone, with candidates no longer simply responding to behavioural questions and providing examples of previous employment experience to the satisfaction of the […]

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Ten Things to do to Eradicate Bullying in the Workplace

The definitions of a bully include tormentor intimidator, aggressor and tyrant. All these types are people who impose their will on others forcefully, or sometimes in more subtle ways that are not so easy to detect. The obvious loudmouthed bully or aggressor relies on seniority, power and position to bully juniors or staff members who […]

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Your Resume vs. Your LinkedIn Profile: Which is More Important?

You’ve probably asked yourself this question at some point in your career: “Why do I need a resume? I have a LinkedIn profile, after all. Can’t I just direct people to my LinkedIn profile and forget about my resume?” (Actually, that’s more than one question . . . but you get the idea.) While it […]

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