16 08, 2018

Bibliotherapy

2018-08-09T17:18:17+00:00 August 16th, 2018|HR Consulting Services, Peer Support Products, Psychosocial Hazards|

Reading as therapy? I now have a solid excuse for spending hours indulging in one of my favourite pastimes! Bibliotherapy is defined as ‘an expressive therapy that uses an individual's relationship to the content of books and poetry and other written words as therapy’ (Wikipedia). Intrinsically I understand that reading can introduce different insights, increase knowledge, capture imagination and inspire. However reading, whether it be self-help books, philosophical texts, or

27 07, 2018

Remotely Safe

2018-05-25T18:32:21+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Coaching and Management Support, HR Consulting Services, Psychosocial Hazards, Training and Development|

Employees who work remotely and by themselves have less direct supervision and exposure to the climate of their organisations. Remote or isolated workers can include those that are not necessarily working in geographically remote areas. Examples may include people who work outside of typical office hours such as real estate agents, convenience store personnel, long distance truck / train drivers, pack rangers and agricultural workers.Interestingly, research by the Liberty Mutual

19 07, 2018

Towards a Culture of Psychological Safety

2018-05-25T18:27:53+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Coaching and Management Support, Conflict Resolution and Mediation, HR Consulting Services, Psychosocial Hazards, Training and Development, Workplace Investigations|

A concept which is receiving an increasing amount of attention across many occupational areas is "Psychological Safety". This term can be defined as actions taken within an organisation to ensure the mental and emotional well-being of individuals within the work-group. Around Australia and New Zealand, Psychological Safety has great importance from OSH and "duty of care" perspectives. In the workplace there are a number of psychosocial hazards that can affect