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Corporate Health Insurance News

24/06/2014 - 5:39pm

Although the days might be getting shorter and the nights colder, the working routine still carries on. As employees battle it out through the chilly winter months in Australia, now is the perfect time to think about how you can prevent those common cold-weather illnesses from making an appearance in your workplace.

18/06/2014 - 7:29pm

For most people, the idea of organisational culture and music having any parallels may be unthinkable. However, a new research paper aims to explain how the structure of an organisation can mirror that of a musical composition.

According to lead authors David King and Samuel DeMarie, both from Iowa State University's College Of Business, culture is one of the most important aspects of any organisation.

17/06/2014 - 9:50pm

The shortage of certain skilled professionals in Australia could affect a significant amount of employers Down Under, according to a recent survey from recruitment firm Hays. The 2014 Hays Salary Guide shows these shortages could inhibit effective business operations for 58 per cent of employers. 

17/06/2014 - 8:09pm

What makes a healthy workplace? Is it the physical layout of the office, the corporate culture in action, or the number of health initiatives in place?

While all of these play can play a crucial role in keeping staff members in the best condition, the Australian Psychological Society (APS) is urging organisations to consider the part that mental health and wellbeing plays as well.

13/06/2014 - 7:32pm

Staff productivity is essential for business success in every industry, but improving this aspect of the workplace could be easier said than done. There are many external factors competing for an employee's attention throughout the workday, and this can often have a significant impact on the amount and quality of work produced.

Understanding and adapting to these factors is crucial to raising productivity levels in your organisation. A new survey has provided further insight into this area by identifying some of the top 'productivity killers' in place today.

11/06/2014 - 8:41pm

Employers will be looking to hire more permanent staff members in the areas of marketing, engineering and operational management in the coming financial year, according to the 2014 Hays Salary Guide.

The Hays Salary Guide is an annual report looking into more than 1,000 salaries across Australia and New Zealand. Employers are asked about salary policy, recruitment trends, diversity, employer branding and their economic outlook for the year ahead.

20/03/2014 - 8:05am

Businesses in Queensland have admitted they are not taking out the required insurance because they cannot afford to get cover, according to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ).

CCIQ General Manager Nick Behrens explained the organisation's latest Pulse Survey has revealed growing insurance premiums are the third-biggest burden on Queensland businesses.

"Rising insurance premiums are affecting all Queensland businesses," he said in a March 17 media release.

19/03/2014 - 12:29pm

Businesses across Queensland are expected to benefit from a government investment directed towards corporate health and better lifestyle choices for employees.

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie announced the $1.4 million funding to be delivered as individual grants under the Working for Wellness Program in a March 11 statement.

19/03/2014 - 12:28pm

Now that summer is well and truly behind us, it is time to start preparing your workplace for the winter months. Unfortunately, with the colder weather comes the risk of colds and influenza in the workplace.

These illnesses can cost Australian businesses more than $7 billion each year in lost productivity due to absenteeism, according to St John Australia. This is an estimated 1.5 million lost work days.

11/03/2014 - 9:11pm

More than half (54 per cent) of workers believe their employers don't care about staff health and wellbeing, according to a recent survey from UK human resources advisor Investors In People (IIP).

Released on February 19, the report revealed that the employers who failed to show support for health and welfare risked their staff becoming disengaged and potentially looking for a new job.

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