GPs are finding the compensation process for work related mental health claims onerous and in some cases bad for their patient’s health, a study has found.
GPs are worried that the WorkCover claims process worsens patients' health and are encouraging them to not pursue it, a study has found.
The biggest barriers for workplace programs which are aimed at preventing violence against women are sexism and discrimination.
Programs that aim to prevent violence against women through gender equality at work are facing opposition from leaders who don't see it as a workplace issue.
Love it or hate it, we still use email.
Email has been around for many decades and its death has been predicted many times. Love it or hate it, we still need it for communication at work and in our private lives.
Bean bags as chairs and other office design gimmicks are not the best ideas for a mentally healthy workplace.
Employers need to move beyond promoting mental health to preventing psychological harm at work.
Employees who are thinking of disclosing a mental illness in the workplace should weigh up the advantages and disadvantages.
Australian discrimination laws offer some protection for employees wanting to disclose their mental illness, but it doesn't make the decision any easier.
Survey participants reported discrimination in job interviews.
A survey has found more reports of discrimination than positive treatment of job seekers with a mental illness.
There are definite costs of mental illness in the workplace but the return on investment in a mentally healthy workplace can be a big boost to the bottom line.
New data shows Australians are spending more on mental health services and with costs to business in the millions, it's time employers realised good mental health is good for the bottom line too.
Australian tech startup Atlassian launches on the Nasdaq market.
Want to work in a startup? You need to weigh up the risks with the benefits.
Changing attitudes: why is it ‘cool’ to be bad at maths?
You wouldn't feel so confident about claiming you weren't good at reading, so why is it okay to be openly negative about mathematics?
Keeping Googlers happy at the Googleplex office.
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Why asking potential employees “how many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” won't get you the best staff.
Practice makes perfect posture?
We often think of posture as a physical thing – but our minds play a crucial part too.
Even in a dreary office, by understanding how your brain works you can change how it feels to be there.
In many of the workplaces I visit as a neuroscientist, stressed workers behave much like addicted lab rats. But you don't have to quit the rat race to start feeling better at work.
Great leaders listen and observe, as well as show self and social awareness.
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A staggering 20% of senior management positions remain empty in the NHS – a figure that goes up to 37% in mental health. As demand for health and social care services go up in a context of recession and…
Experiencing rudeness can make it harder for doctors and nurses to do their jobs.
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Rudeness causes medical teams to perform worse, and ultimately this could have huge costs for patients.
Navigating the welfare system is part of the daily work of most health and social care workers – from the therapists advising patients on how to survive a “fitness to work” assessment to the 30% of NHS…
Harder climb if you don’t conform.
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Neurodiversity describes those who think, see and process information differently. And they can be an asset in the right workplaces.
Stress arises from what we assume others expect of us.
Stress is the physical and emotional response we all experience when faced with demanding situations. Our stress can arise from within when we fear we’re unable to meet our own high expectations. Or it…
There are two quiet trends that might very well transform the structure of work in the near future. First, a majority of today’s employees expect to work beyond the traditional retirement age of 65, with…
Welfare minister Lord Freud under fire for his comments on minimum wage for disabled people.
Lord Freud’s comments that some disabled people were “not worth” paying the full minimum wage – that they are somehow worth less than others – have caused widespread offence. But by bringing the issue…
I am taking notes, honest.
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The joke among lecturers goes like this: you can receive “instant feedback” on your teaching simply by observing how many texts and social media posts your students send on their mobiles during class…