Three Key Takeaways from Bullhorn ENGAGE 2022
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by WorkPro
9M ago
It was wonderful to once again be among hundreds of staffing and recruitment agencies at Bullhorn ENGAGE 2022 last week in Sydney. Unsurprisingly, we noticed three reoccurring themes of conversation during the conference that seemed to be on everyone’s mind, how to manage unwieldy compliance with ease, the importance of a great candidate experience, and how to address the candidate shortage. Well, we’re proud to say that WorkPro can assist with all three of those! It should come as no surprise that WorkPro centralises crucial and fundamental hiring requirements. With a wide range of on dema ..read more
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Your Teams Working from Anywhere “Post-Pandemic”? Have your safety programs caught up?
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by WorkPro
10M ago
With businesses now finding a more permanent rhythm to working environments and arrangements post pandemic, have you adjusted your programs to keep staff safe whilst they are working – home, anywhere, or the same workplace setting as pre-pandemic?  According to Luis Izzo, Managing Director of Australian Business Lawyers and Advisors at the recent HRD’s Leaders’ Summit, “….a risk management approach is needed to take into account all of the circumstances, characteristics of the individual, features of the workplace and the nature of the work.”  He goes on to summarise what this loo ..read more
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Everything You Need To Know About New Zealand Vaccination Mandates
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by WorkPro
11M ago
With the recent announcement of Covid-19 Vaccination Mandates coming into place in New Zealand, we wanted to ensure you had all the information you needed to ensure your workforce is safe and compliant. Mandatory Vaccinations For Workers These sectors and business types are where COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory: Border and managed isolation and quarantine workers Education sector  Health and disability sector Prison workers NZ Police NZ Defence Force Fire and Emergency New Zealand Workers covered by the My Vaccine Pass mandate. This applies to food and drink services (exc ..read more
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Three Steps to Building a Safe Workplace
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by WorkPro
1y ago
Building a positive work culture is only useful if it can be complemented with a mandatory emphasis on safe workplaces. The combination of these two factors is likely to yield a substantial reduction in the injury rates among staff. With accidents also taking a considerable toll on productivity, building a safe workplace is essential for realising a more productive business. So how can officers of an organisation ensure worker safety is a priority across their business? Here are three steps to consider: 1) Understand existing safety challenges One of the first steps for companies is understand ..read more
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It’s Booster Time and We Are Ready To Go!
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by WorkPro
1y ago
Almost 50,000 candidates have uploaded their vaccination details to the WorkPro platform since late October last year! Our aim was to provide customers with an easy to implement solution that made vaccination status management stress free. Looking at these numbers, it certainly seems we’ve achieved that. We’ve been carefully monitoring the Covid-19 vaccination situation and health advice as it becomes available and are pleased to release the booster feature as part of our Vaccination Status Management function. Check out this informative video with WorkPro CEO Tania Evans demonstrating ..read more
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Update to International Student & Holiday Maker Work Visas
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by WorkPro
1y ago
The absence of international students/workers over the past two years has had a significant impact across Australia. International students/workers serve as a vital component of the workforce. The ability for them to return to the country with adjusted conditions offers businesses the opportunity to return to normal business practice. This week, the Federal Government unveiled a plan to provide an incentive for Student and Working Holiday Maker visa holders to return to Australia as soon as possible to help with staff shortages. Key points: Any Student or Working Holiday Maker visa ho ..read more
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Keeping Up with Vaccine Mandates
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by WorkPro
1y ago
With rules and restrictions constantly being updated, it can be really hard to keep up with the crucial information you need to keep your workforce both safe and compliant. Here’s a little rundown of the latest information from state leaders surrounding vaccine mandates for the third dose/booster: Western Australia – Workers covered by the mandate must receive their 3rd dose within one month of becoming eligible. But even outside these mandates, individuals are encouraged to have their 3rd dose by the 5th Feb when the State is due to ‘re-open’. New South Wales –  School based staff ..read more
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Working Safely in a Hybrid World
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by WorkPro
1y ago
After months of working remotely, workers around the country are returning to their physical workplace. While many are welcoming the return to the office, others are less excited at the prospect of leaving home to go back to their usual place of work. Regardless of your perspective, there are some simple steps we can all take to help readjust to office working once more. During the last 18 months, COVID-19 restrictions have seen a large percentage of the workforce quickly transition to working from home. In the months since, many people have come to appreciate the benefits of flexibl ..read more
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Five Reasons to Conduct Employment Medical Checks
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by WorkPro
1y ago
With remote recruitment and onboarding becoming more mainstream and digitised, have you thought about adopting additional assessments to validate the candidate’s fitness for work, and reducing risk for your organisation?  We recently introduced and integrated an Employment Medical Check service in to the WorkPro platform following client research and exploring trends in compliance checks for different markets. It got us asking questions to our partner about the trends they were uncovering, and the primary reasons they believ ..read more
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Bring Your Workers Back To Work Safely
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by WorkPro
1y ago
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (May 2021), 1.3M individuals are employed in retail, and 880,000 are employed in hospitality, making up just under 17% of the employed population. Waiters, kitchenhands, bar attendants, sales assistants, cashiers, shelf fillers and stores people make up the top occupations in these sectors. When we overlay these roles and then the most common safety hazards, risk and injuries in these industries, note how closely they align: Lifting and carrying heavy objects and awkward or repetitive movements Slips and trips Use of ladders, trip hazards, slip ..read more
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