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How to create a safety culture

Tragically, there were 194 workplace fatalities in Australia in 2021. The leading cause of death was vehicle collision, followed by being hit by a moving object, falls from a height, being hit by falling objects, and being trapped by moving machinery. Safe Work Australia reported over 120,000 serious claims (injuries), resulting in 6.6 weeks of time lost and $13,500 median compensation paid per...

How to speed up workforce compliance

Time, so they say, is money. This is particularly true in the world of workforce compliance, where delays can lengthen employee and contractor time-to-start while pushing back important projects. Then, of course, there’s the salary paid to your compliance team and fees paid to third-party compliance service providers. Speeding up workforce compliance will slash costs, reduce frustration, and help...

6 skills every compliance officer should possess

Compliance happens to be one of those professions that people “fall into” from parallel roles such as HR, Legal, and Safety. This creates a dynamic mixing-pot of skillsets that further strengthens in the profession.But as you will see in the list below, at least half of the top skills for a compliance officer (in our opinion) are “soft,” such as communication and collaboration.Read on to discover...

Finding the balance between user experience and governance when onboarding and deploying your workforce

At its most basic level, onboarding and workforce deployment is a box-ticking exercise for getting vital compliance tasks done before a worker begins. But savvy HR, Safety and Operations professionals are increasingly recognising that the onboarding and workforce deployment workflow presents an ideal opportunity to reduce time to mobilise, reduce risk, and help new employees hit the ground...

Why are you still using spreadsheets to manage workforce compliance?

It’s 2022. We have self-driving cars, smart homes, robots on Mars, and the Metaverse. Yet in many organisations, HR administrators are still attempting to manage workforce compliance using spreadsheets or even paper.Eight benefits of switching to a digital platform for managing workforce complianceFrom efficiency to scalability, automation to analytics, switching to a digital platform for...

What the Critical Infrastructure Bill means for background checks

In his   speech to Parliament  on 10 December 2020, Minister of Defence Peter Dutton said most Aussies going about their day don’t spare much thought for our nation’s critical infrastructure. But a disruption to any of the essential services that underpin our way of life could have “catastrophic and far-reaching consequences.” Although Australia has never suffered a serious cyberattack on its...

Organisations may not have the visibility needed to comply with the Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill

Operators of critical infrastructure assets may not have the visibility needed to meet compliance requirements for a national security bill, according to cyber-physical systems experts. But with comprehensive pre-employment screening and compliance monitoring technology, these organisations can be assured that personnel risk, at least, is under control.Second part of Critical Infrastructure Bill...

How to not contribute to the $4 billion workplace compliance fines

Forbes identified a total of nearly $4 billion over 2021 that was collected by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The fines were all a result of workplace compliance violations. The cost to companies was not just financial. Reputational repercussions and brand damage also come with workplace compliancy mishaps.The cost associated...

How COVID-19 has impacted workplace compliance measures

COVID-19 has changed the way that all aspects of life operate, and this has had a profound effect on the business environment and the laws, regulations and standards that apply.

Managing the burden of government oversight with ease

Government oversight is a divisive issue. While some point to the strength of Australia’s regulatory and governance arrangements and celebrate the safety, social, environmental and competition benefits they create, other decry what they see as over-regulation and a so-called nanny state that can hamper personal freedoms, business growth and innovation.  

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