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Individuality, work and PTSD
RTWMatters team | Employment outcomes are better for PTSD veterans when individual skills, abilities and preferences are taking into account.... read more >>
Who is afraid of RTW?
Dr Mary Wyatt | Workers have (sometimes valid) fears of re-injury upon return to work. How can employers and health providers create an environment in which it feels safe to return?... read more >>
Work-family conflict hurts kids
Gabrielle Lis | Authoritative Australian research shows that the mental health of children suffers when parents experience work-family conflict, with persistent ill-effects.... read more >>

Industry News

iCARE to invest $5 mil in beating RTW barriers
Published on June 08, 2018 | iCARE is inviting pitches for new initiative WORKUP, seeking to support and empower workers to overcome complex personal and social barriers to return to work. Amanda Keogh, icare Foundation General Manager, said “With this call, we are inviting different ideas from innovative organisations who can offer initiatives not used before in the workers compensation system – from start-ups and social ventures to community development organisations.... read more >>
What makes managers happy at work?
Published on June 08, 2018 | Happy managers are low on three key job stressors, according to new Australian research reported on The Conversation. Role ambiguity, role conflict and role overload all increase managers' unhappiness, while reducing performance.... read more >>
Do perks and gimmicks keep us happy at work?
Published on June 05, 2018 | No, say Gary Cooper and Ivan Robertson, who are both Professors of Organisational Psychology at the University of Manchester, and directors of workplace wellbeing provider Robertson Cooper Ltd. Rather: "There is a real difference between happiness gimmicks and working in a well-being culture – one that values people, manages them by praise and reward rather than fault-finding, and that enables them to work flexibly and provides them with work-life balance.... read more >>
Travelling away from good health...
Published on June 05, 2018 | Curiosity piqued by the paucity of post-conference food choices available on his work-related travels (typical dinner options: pizza or fast food!), Andrew Rundle (Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the Mailman School of Public Health) wanted to know whether people who are often away for work are less healthy than the rest of us.... read more >>
Don't let those risks stand!
Published on June 05, 2018 | People who stand all day for work can end up aching all over, especially if they have poor posture and few breaks. Kusal Goonewardena, founder of the Elite Akademy physiotherapy clinic, told the Sydney Morning Herald that "mini-steps" (aka walking on the spot) and "calf raises" can help break up the static nature of standing and prevent pain.... read more >>