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25/07/2011 - 6:51pm

There has been a 54 per cent jump in mental stress claims over the last five years, according to Australia's federal work health and safety regulator Comcare.

Comcare's work health and safety general manager Neil Quarmby says that stress from work is largely responsible for the rise.

The report shows that whilst injury claims are falling, stress is fast become the most serious threat to the mental health of Australians.

22/07/2011 - 5:07pm

Many Australians are fiercely loyal to their jobs to the point where they still come to work when they're feeling under the weather.

Whilst the dedication is admirable, you could potentially be doing your work a huge disservice.

With the cold and flu season in full swing, germs can easily spread throughout your workplace, whether it's an office or cafe.

Employees are too often focused on the effect that they alone will have on workplace productivity should they stay at home.

22/07/2011 - 5:05pm

Support organisation Lifeline is promoting its national Stress Down Day initiative today (July 22), which is designed to draw attention to increased stress levels within the community.

Today people are urged to reflect on their stress levels together and use their collective awareness to reduce metal fatigue and anxiety.

Lifeline also aims to help companies address the effects of stress within their workplace.

 Many Australians struggle with stress, however a large portion of the population don't recognise the effect it has on their wellbeing.

20/07/2011 - 6:24pm

Research shows that employee fatigue is escalating as a number of factors negatively impact on the mental health of staff.

One such issue is a growing skills gap. The Australian Institute of Management Victoria & Tasmania (AIMVT) released the results of survey last month which show that 82 per cent of organisations have a gap in their workforce skills.

The effect this has on the workplace is a significant increase in the levels of stress, depression and fatigue as many employees struggle to overcompensate by working longer hours, with added pressure to perform.

14/07/2011 - 6:09pm

How would your business be affected by the illness of an employee?

Many companies never take the time to look at how an incapacitated staff member would affect their day-to-day operations and workload.

Employee health is particularly important for small-to-medium operations that rely on tight-knit teams to carry most of the work load.

For example, if your business has a sales department of two staff, what happens if one them needed a month to recover from an illness?

Potentially, the number of sales made could be halved, reducing product turnover and profits.

12/07/2011 - 6:22pm

Victoria's WorkHealth checks initiative has illustrated the importance of employers looking out for the health and wellbeing of their workers.

Businesses have welcomed the opportunity to gauge the health of their workers, with more than 300,000 employees being tested. However, the results provided some concerning findings.

The report released this month showed than one in four employees had high cholesterol due to bad eating habits.

23/06/2011 - 4:25pm

Private health insurance, access to additional training, office perks and time off for volunteer work have been identified as some of the best incentives for attracting and retaining top-quality talent.

The nation's top 50 places to work in 2011 were recently identified by BRW and a number of common themes were noted among Australia's best employers.

23/12/2009 - 1:35pm

Australian employers are facing serious challenges trying to attract and retain workers in an era of a shrinking and  ageing workforce. Many of these employers are meeting this challenge with a range of workplace strategies to enable  them to claim “employer of choice” in their particular sector. Another emerging challenge is that the workforce is facing major health risks. Heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer and stress are issues that no employer can afford to ignore.

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