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Mediation vs Litigation – Dispute resolution options with case study – Two part series.
Alison Shaw – 19th September.

ARTICLES

PEMAs ain't PEMAs
RTWMatters team | There's no "one size fits all" pre-employment medical assessment: individual role demands and safety requirements determine the appropriate type of PEMA for the job.
Carpal tunnel: The nerve of it!
Dr Mary Wyatt | An introduction to the physiology, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Webinar recording: Life Insurance - What to do when you don't have a big stick - Make carrot soup.
MLC Life Insurance | Meredith Taylor, Trina Moyes and Josh Agar from MLC Life Insurance discuss innovative ways to motivate and engage claimants.
The talking heart of RTW
RTWMatters team | What kinds of communication skills do supervisors need to support injured workers?
 

Industry News

Opioid addiction and worklessness
Published on September 11, 2017 | Little pills can cause big problems. According to Goldman Sachs courtesy of the New Yorker, in the US "fewer prime working-age men are participating in the labor force than in the past, and .
Find time for a spoonful of sugar at work
Published on September 11, 2017 | Bums on seats does not necessarily lead to productive working days for all. Presenteeism is one of the scourges of mental ill health.  New research suggests that bringing some positivity into the office could be the answer.
Lawyers first for mental health claims at NSW Health
Published on September 11, 2017 | At NSW Health, mental health claims are subject to legal assessment before medical assessment, in a process "designed to put barriers in the way of proper compensation for those workers who suffer psychological injury.
Corporate wellness in eight steps
Published on September 11, 2017 | According to HRSoftware, corporate wellness is just eight steps away: Customise Use data to identify what needs to be done Use data to track progress Foster an active culture Match communication channels to employee communication habits Help employees use activity trackers Don't forget emotions Get upper management talking the talk and walking the walk Follow the link above for more info.
Dance your way back to work
Published on August 28, 2017 | Suffering a brain injury and spinal injuries at work when she was just 19, 36 year old Kerrin Shortis lived with serious depression before commencing dance lessons 4 years ago. She now credits dancing with helping her reclaim her life, including holding down a job.