Poor mental health costs Australian workplaces around $11 billion per year in lost productivity. But, taking steps to improve the mental health of staff at your organisation might be far easier (and more affordable!) than you think. Thanks to a new initiative from beyondblue, NFP workplaces across Australia have the opportunity to tackle mental health […]
In this four-part series, we’ve been looking at the Heart Foundation’s ten-point plan for preparing, planning and delivering an effective workplace health program. If you’ve followed the advice in part one, part two and part three of this series, it’s now time for the final piece of the puzzle – evaluating how your program is working, and coming up with […]
In this four-part series, we’ve been looking at the Heart Foundation’s ten-point plan for preparing, planning and delivering an effective workplace health program. If you’ve followed the advice in part one and part two of this series, it’s time to get your program up and running in the long term, and to make sure it’s […]
Did you know that healthier staff are four times more productive? But the biggest risk to your organisation’s staff might be something you’ve given almost no thought to. The World Health Organisation says it’s the fourth-biggest killer on the planet, ahead of obesity. It’s the humble office chair – or more broadly, the physical […]
– Sponsored Content – As a not-for-profit organisation, it’s good practice to conduct a work health and safety (WHS) audit on a regular basis to ensure your organisation is meeting its duty of care to all your workers, and this includes volunteers. It’s important to apply a systematic approach to managing your WHS obligations for […]
Did you know that poor mental health costs organisations in Australia close to $11 billion dollars each year in lost productivity? For not-for-profit organisations, having a mentally healthy workplace is about more than dollars and cents, though. It’s about looking after the people who are making a real difference in our communities. At this year’s […]
Encouraging your employees to cycle to work has huge benefits to both employees and organisations. In fact, as well as increasing employee mental and physical health and wellbeing, workplaces that support bike-riding employees can reduce absenteeism by up to 80%! Despite this, two thirds of Australians still rely on cars to travel to work every day. With Ride2Work […]
Would your organisation ever consider allowing your staff to choose their own job titles? How about an IT Manager who refers to herself as a “Digital Overlord” or your Director of Marketing becoming the “Director of Fun”? Sounds crazy? Well, that’s exactly what Make-A-Wish Foundation executives in the US decided to do after a trip […]
Often people mistakenly think that working in the not-for-profit sector is a great way to get work/life balance. While it’s true that ethical work can be more fulfilling than other sectors, the unique challenges that not-for-profits face can put many staff on a one-way track to burn out!
It doesn’t have to be that way.
In this four-part series, we look at The Heart Foundation’s ten point plan for preparing, planning and delivering an effective workplace health program. You can read part 1 here and part 3 here. In our last post we looked at preparing the ground for your new workplace health program by getting your leadership team on board, identifying […]