Is your work harming you?

Continually working in a seated position can be bad for your health.

Stefanie Ipsaro-Passione

April 12, 2020

With office jobs on the rise, Australian activity levels have hit an all-time low. Statistics show 50% of Australians work in a job position that involves being sedentary for over eight hours. Safe Work Australia says prolonged sitting can cause negative impacts such as poor posture, a reduction in energy expendit...

Freedom in the workplace

Freedom in the workplace

Danielle Blanch, Reporter

October 2, 2017

A recent study has found employees who are given responsibility and freedom at work are more likely to thrive. The research, conducted partly by Curtin University Researcher Dr Amy Tian, determined that empowering employees with leadership increased productivity, creativity and a willingness to take...

‘Heads Up’ for mental illness in the workplace

Businesses are encouraged to resister with 'Heads Up' to support workers will mental illness.

Bronwyn Donovan, Student Reporter

June 2, 2014

Mental health problems are costing Australian employers more than $10 billion a year in lost productivity and compensation, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Beyondblue has launched a campaign to convince businesses to be more proactive when it comes to workers mental well-being. Media...

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