Sentrient is an Australian workplace compliance company, with our head office in Melbourne. We help small and medium businesses and larger organisations take the pain out of workplace compliance and to create safer, fairer and better workplaces. If you are like most businesses in Australia then you are probably finding it difficult to manage the ever-increasing cost associated with workplace compliance. What we mean by workplace compliance is the way in which your business meet it’s legal obligations for workplace relations and safety matters such as work health and safety (WHS), privacy, code of conduct, workplace bullying, sexual harassment, equal employment opportunity (EEO) and appropriate use of internet and social media. As your people spend more time online, you are probably experiencing the rise of social media, and how it is making the workplace more complex. Yes, as the workplace becomes more than just 9-5, and far more diverse than ever before, our people are now all vulnerable to online discrimination, sexual harassment and cyberbullying on a daily basis. Unfortunately, as a compliance management company, what we are seeing is that even businesses that strive to get workplace compliance right, often fail. In fact, industry surveys report that more than 70% of Australian businesses are exposed to fair work, privacy and health and safety incidents on a daily basis.
The thing is, workplace incidents do happen, but legal liability claims do not have to, if you have the right protection in place. As a compliance company, we help Australian businesses move away from the ‘status quo’ of simply having an employee handbook that includes your mission, vision and values accompanied by a selection of workplace policies. In today’s business environment your legal obligations go far beyond employee handbooks and a few workplace policies that are signed off at induction and never touched again. Yes, that is right, all businesses in Australia are required by law to have up to date workplace policies in place and to educate their people by the roll out of legally compliant workplace compliance training for workplace relations and safety matters such as work health and safety (WHS), privacy, workplace bullying, sexual harassment and equal employment opportunity (EEO).
This is the only way to protect your business and its directors from successful claims of legal liability and the hidden costs of non-compliance. As an Australian workplace compliance company we hear stories of the hidden costs of non-compliance on a daily basis. These hidden costs are now starting to become less hidden, with engagement surveys, exit interviews and lost time injury reports all pointing to a massive shift in absenteeism, staff turnover, lost productivity, mental health issues and reputational damage, as a result of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace. It’s got to the point where the ‘status quo’ is changing and businesses just like yours are starting to realise the distinct competitive advantage that can be gained by working with a compliance management company like Sentrient, to (a) meet your legal obligations when it comes to training and workplace policies for workplace relations and safety matters and (b) send a clear message to your people that we all need to contribute to a safe, fair and better workplace!
That is why Australian businesses across all industry sectors and from all states and territories in Australia turn to a compliance management company like Sentrient, to help them with establishing a more appropriate workplace compliance system and compliance training program for their business. Yes, that is right, regardless of whether you need compliance for small business, or for you have a larger organisation with compliance requirements for employees, contractors and volunteers, it is paramount that you have a reliable workplace compliance system in place. As an Australian compliance management company, we work with small and medium businesses with as few as 5 employees up to larger organisations with around 1,000 employees, contractors and volunteers.
The primary reason people chose Sentrient is because we are an Australian workplace compliance company who believe that all people must ‘do the right thing’ not just because it is the law, but because everyone deserves a safe workplace and to be treated fairly and with respect. The other reasons that people choose Sentrient is because we are an Australian workplace compliance company that can take the pain out of workplace compliance and you’re your life easier in the process. So if you are curious about how we can help you take the pain out of meeting your legal obligations for workplace compliance and are passionate about creating a safer, fair and better place for your people to come to work, then we encourage you to get in contact with us today!
As an Australian compliance management company, we believe that everyone has the responsibility to do the right thing. Not just because we have to by law, but because everybody has the right to be safe at work and to be treated fairly and with respect. We live our vision through our company values of ‘have a go’, ‘look after your colleagues’ and ‘enjoy in the success of the business’. This aligns with the very essence of what it means to be an Australian business and we encourage your small and medium businesses or larger organisations to strive for the same thing by sending a clear message to your people that we must all contribute to a safer, fairer and better workplace. When we create a workplace where people feel safe and are encouraged to do their best work, then great things can happen!
As a good leader you will expect your people to do the right thing, not just because they have to by law, but because they want to treat others fairly and with respect. You will also appreciate the benefits of a workplace culture that is founded on trust. A workplace where people feel safe and can focus on doing their best!
As an experienced leader you will recognise that we have to plan for the worst. This is important in today’s business environment because it is no longer a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ a fair work, privacy or health and safety incident will happen in your workplace. When it does, we want to make sure that you have the right protection in place. Yes, unfortunately workplace incidents can happen, but legal liability claims do not have to!
As a wise leader, you will understand that most surprises are pleasant ones. You will also recognise that leadership exposes you to the occasional ‘nasty surprise’. The one that keeps you up at night and makes you feel lonely as a leader. Compliance breaches certainly sit in this ‘nasty surprise’ category. That is why all Australian businesses need to protect themselves with Safeguard by Sentrient.
We understand that most people don’t like doing workplace compliance training There’s too much of it, it takes too long and it’s often not relatable. So, as an Australian workplace compliance company, we started with one thing in mind. How do we take the pain out of workplace compliance? By asking CEOs, HR Teams and line managers/supervisors from hundreds of small and medium businesses and larger organisations this same question, we were able to identify all of the pain points associated with legacy workplace compliance regimes. We then came up with a way to take the pain out of compliance and make your life easier to do the right thing and protect your business from the ever-increasing cost associated with workplace relations and safety compliance for things such as work health and safety, privacy, code of conduct, bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination.