Mental health in a roving workforce

LEADERSHIP WORKPLACE 23 Mar 2020 Making staff wellbeing a priority is a mark of all good organisations, and part of that is regular communication around relevant issues.By HELEN HAWKES Remote working presents a raft of upsides: cost savings, increased productivity and reduced absenteeism. But in the age of telecommuting, is emotional Read more…

The high cost of stress at work

Apart from moral and ethical reasons to ensure the mental health of employees, the financial argument is compelling. Mental health disorders are the leading cause of work disability and estimated to cost the global economy up to A$23 trillion by 2030. “Claims for workplace compensation around mental health issues are Read more…

How health is wealth

Call it people power. Or maybe just clever marketing. But the wellness industry – focusing on protecting health rather than treating disease – is on an exponential, vitamin and fitness-fuelled joyride. It’s also fresh enough to offer lucrative opportunities to those who can tap into a new style of health Read more…

Switch off to power on

Technology saturation can be a drag on productivity, but these four high fliers have found a way to tune out… Switching off isn’t fashionable. Those at the peak rung of the corporate ladder are supposed to be continually “on” – through their smartphone, email or attitude. Yet, ironically, downtime is Read more…