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Date PostedMay 19, 2017

Why Workers Stay Off Work So Much

According to a new report, as many as one in five Australians have stayed away from work in the past 12 months due to stress, depression or mental illness.

A report by BeyondBlue called the State of Workplace Health in Australia, found there was a disconnect between management and the workforce on the treatment of mental wellbeing and how it was being promoted in the organisation.

The report questioned more than 1000 participants across Australia and found that a staggering 71 per cent of leaders believed they were committed to promoting staff mental health and only 37 per cent of employees agreed with this.

The biggest culprits were long working hours and an inadequate work/life balance.

Although mental health is not an issue often discussed in the construction industry, this report proves the importance of making it a priority.

Read more at https://probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2017/05/work-stress-leading-cause-absenteeism-workcover-claims/


Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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