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Read more +23 March 2020 By Claire McHardy in Blogs, Health & Wellbeing

7 Tips to Help Organisations Through the Coronavirus Crisis

As coronavirus continues to spread, businesses across Australia are doing it tough. Conflicting advice and panic-mongering are taking their toll on embattled employers who want to do the right thing – but don’t know what that is. Here are seven valuable things that can help your business ride out the COVID-19 crisis. 1. Inform yourself
Read more +11 March 2020 By Claire McHardy in Blogs, Health & Wellbeing

How to Improve Staff Wellbeing in Your Workplace

Improving workplace wellbeing is no longer an optional extra for employers. A positive work environment can help boost employees’ physical and mental health. It affects your bottom line too. Studies reveal that workplaces where employees feel nurtured and fulfilled have lower rates of absenteeism and staff turnover, along with increased levels of productivity. Once you
Read more +27 February 2020 By Libby Roberts in Blogs

Tips for Managing Occupational Stress in Your Workplace

Physical accidents are not the only source of workplace injuries. The fastest growing source of WorkCover claims today is occupational stress, or work-related psychological injury. According to SafeWork Australia, around $543 million is paid in compensation each year to 7,200 Australian workers for work-related mental health conditions. The riskiest occupations are those that involve highly challenging situations
Read more +23 January 2020 By Libby Roberts in Blogs

Can Workers Comp be a positive experience?

Workers Compensation is an inherently adversarial system. At its core there is one person trying to prove to a system that they deserve compensation for an injury they have sustained. Despite this, we firmly believe that in most cases, every stakeholder can have a positive outcome from the process. Early intervention which empowers the injured
Read more +12 November 2017 By Libby Roberts in Blogs, Outsourcing, Safety Audits

Workplace Safety Audits – help to ensure safer working environments & safety of employees

Why workplace safety & health audits are important in an organisation One of the biggest issues facing employers today is the safety and wellbeing of their employees. Safety & health audits (or a gap analysis) help to rate a business’s safety and health program, identify its strengths and weaknesses, show where improvements are needed and
Read more +05 November 2017 By Libby Roberts in Blogs, Outsourcing

Outsourcing – still a solid strategy for business

Outsourcing, which started in the early ’90s as a revolutionary phenomenon of sending unskilled work from developed countries to developing countries, has experienced tremendous growth over the past decades. The biggest change in outsourcing has been that it’s no longer associated with ‘offshoring’, i.e. to outsource a necessary and key business function does not mean
Read more +05 November 2017 By Libby Roberts in Blogs, Health & Wellbeing

The Computer Generation – a generation at risk!

Welcome to the screen age!   We live in a world dominated by screens – TVs, computers, tablets, phones, ebook readers and now, even watches! While society as a whole is actively engaging in more and more screen time, it’s the youth generation who has the highest engagement rate; laptops, phones, tablets and video games.
mental health & well beingRead more +03 October 2017 By Libby Roberts in Blogs, Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health is Health

“Mental health is health” wrote Madalyn Parker who gained publicity for her candid email to her colleagues informing them that she was going to have a day off to focus on her mental health so that she could come back to work ‘refreshed and back to 100%’. What was even more uplifting was the response
Read more +03 October 2017 By Libby Roberts in Blogs, Health & Wellbeing

Who is WRM and what makes us different?

Who is WRM?   Founded in 1996, WRM specialises in proactive and evidence based return to work management services for injured workers. With a minimum of 5 years of experience in Occupational Rehabilitation, the team at WRM are truly well positioned to professionally manage workplace injury cases and to ensure positive outcomes for both the injured employee and