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Apologies go a long way in work injury

contributorStefanie Garber

Offering injured workers an apology is likely to decrease long-term claims and improve outcomes...

A new approach to workplace bullying

contributorStefanie Garber

We speak to Dr Doron Samuell, an expert on workplace bullying, about office disputes, gender and...

Recorded webinar: Bullying, interpersonal conflict and psychological injuries - Dr Doron Samuell

contributorDr Doron Samuell

Whilst psychological injury claims are less common that physical workplace injuries, they...

Bullied by bullying claims

contributorStefanie Garber

A rise in frivolous or even malicious bullying claims may undermine the plight of true victims.

Follow the leader

contributorStefanie Garber

Regulatory bodies set the standard for other organisations in their industry. In relation to...

6 steps to a bully-free workplace

contributorStefanie Garber

Workplace bullying can seem difficult to tackle. A sensitive approach to bullying claims...

Gender wars

contributorStefanie Garber

Women are more likely to be bullied in the workplace than men. Yet most female bullies target...

Guidelines on shoulder rotator cuff problems

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

Flow charts detailing shoulder pain treatment

Work and osteoarthritis of the knee

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

A research based look at the evidence on work contribution to knee osteoarthritis

Work and shoulder problems

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

The connection between work and shoulder problems

Laying down the law

contributorStefanie Garber

Several legal options exist for victims of bullying, each with different outcomes. How effective...

Everyone plays a role in workplace bullying

contributorStefanie Garber

Bullying is more than individual conflict. Factors like policies, leadership and workplace...

Fighting back: dealing with workplace bullies

contributorStefanie Garber

Taking a long-term preventative approach to bullying is cheaper and more effective than reacting...

An introduction to workplace bullying

contributorStefanie Garber

What is workplace bullying? How common is bullying? What forms does bullying take? How does...

Cartilage tears

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

Knee cartilage tears explained

Chondromalacia - now what is that?

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

Information on knee cartilage disorders, their treatments and a case study.

Injustice in return to work: part 2

contributorStefanie Garber

A sense of unfairness may lead to worse health outcomes for injured workers.

Injustice in return to work: part 1

contributorStefanie Garber

Workers' compensation systems can leave clients feeling betrayed. This sense of unfairness may...

Team Building...literally - Part 2

contributorLori Boys

If an organisation has a workers' compensation function that needs to be managed in-house, how...

Team Building...literally - Part 1

contributorLori Boys

If an organisation has a workers' compensation function that needs to be managed in-house, how...

Webinar Recording: RTW - Human Resources says you get the results you deserve

contributorNeil Thompson

Neil Thompson, a Human Resources manager with decades of experience in workers compensation,...

Are you a Manager, a Leader or both?

contributorLori Boys

We should no longer manage, we should lead...how many times have you heard that?

Bridge the gap

contributorLori Boys

The 'bridge' between a proactive Health and Safety focus and Workers Compensation claims is...

Do me a favour, fix return to work

contributorDr Mary Wyatt and Stefanie Garber

People respond to positive acts with positive deeds of their own. Increased positive experiences...

Who's going to save worker's compensation?

contributorStefanie Garber

Improving return to work rates means re-thinking leadership in the return to work system

Putting a price on trust

contributorStefanie Garber

Building social capital costs little but the potential benefits are priceless.

After the injury, there's more pain to come

contributorStefanie Garber

Injured workers are being further harmed by Australian compensation systems, according to an...

Recorded webinar: Proactive versus reactive injury management

contributorDr Paul Pers

Dealing with challenging cases is complex and it's always useful to gain insights from people...

Recorded webinar: Helping a discouraged employee

contributorGraeme Cowan

This webinar looks at ways that everyone can make a positive contribution towards improving the...

Recorded Webinar: Claims Management - Promoting the claimant as the primary agent of recovery

contributorJohn Harrison

This webinar looks at the importance of having the claimant consider their own role in both the...

The jewels of case management

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

The elements of quality case management that achieved impressive results.

Why we are pro case management

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

When evidence backs up common sense

Recorded Webinar: Communicating with Doctors - GPs and Specialists

contributorDr Phillip Meyerkort

This webinar explores how RTW Coordinators and Claims Managers can communicate effectively with...

Applying Risk Theory to Occupational Health

contributorMark Cassidy

A simple adaptation of risk theory to occupational health can deliver significant improvements...

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