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The case for leadership in RTW
RTWMatters team | Positive leadership changes the behaviour of individuals and teams, increasing trust, motivation, resilience, and organisational loyalty. You don't need a big title to have an impact.
Webinar recording: Implementing a 24/7 injury reporting line
Michael Simpson | This webinar discusses the values and outcomes of 24/7 injury reporting lines
Going backwards on mental health
Gabrielle Lis | Australian organisations are missing out on many opportunities to promote and support good mental health at work. According to a Superfriend survey 2016 was worse than 2015. Are business owners responsible?
Improving disability management in the workplace
Hilary Hoare | What works when designing disability management programs in the workplace?

Industry News

Legal advice: working from home and workers compensation
Published on May 22, 2017 | If you're lucky enough to work for an organisation that allows its employees flexibility about where and when they do their work, here's some free advice from a lawyer: you need to have clear policies and procedures about working from home, and understand the impact these can have on workers' compensation liability.
A Doctor on the pleasure (and risk) of getting sick
Published on May 22, 2017 | Karen Hitchcock is a doctor and writer who has a regular column in the Monthly. Recently she had this to say about the sick day: "Getting sick has its advantages: time off work, the presence of doting loved ones, fiscal compensation, identity solidification, sympathy, attention, the list is endless.
Employer foots bill for non-work related PTSD
Published on May 19, 2017 | In 2011 a truck driver on his way home from an induction session was involved in a head-on collision with a motorcyclist, who died at the scene. The driver subsequently developed PTSD, and his employer (Bernie Howe Pty Ltd) covered the workers' compensation payments.
Considering surgery? Read this first.
Published on May 15, 2017 | Surgeons often overestimate the benefits of their work and underestimate the harm of it, according to leading orthopaedic surgeon, Ian Harris. As reported in the Canberra Times, Professor Harris recently told a gathering of surgeons that around half of orthopaedic surgical procedures have no scientific evidence from randomised trials proving they work better than non-operative treatment.
Big insurers out of NSW icare scheme
Published on May 08, 2017 | As of 2018, EML will be the only insurer operating in the NSW workers' compensation scheme, with GIO and Allianz acting as "transition agents" and CGU and QBE out in 2017. According to an icare spokesperson, the selection of scheme agents was based on factual outcomes, customer service performance and the NPS (Net Promoter Score) feedback on each agent.