Regardless of the size of your business, the risk associated with breaches in work health and safety, privacy, workplace bullying, sexual harassment and equal employment opportunity is on the rise. The internet and social media have made your workplace even more complex, as your staff are now vulnerable to online discrimination, sexual harassment and cyberbullying, outside of regular work hours. Furthermore, 70% of Australian businesses do not have a reliable workplace compliance management system in place. As a result, engagement surveys, exit interviews and lost time injury reports all point to a massive shift in absenteeism, staff turnover, lost productivity, decreased employee engagement and a dramatic rise in mental health issues. The absence of a reliable workplace compliance management system can also lead to significant claims for legal liability, lost time spent in investigations, mediation and legal proceedings, lost revenue opportunities, irreparable reputational damage and the destruction of shareholder value.
A South Australian company director has been fined $200,000 for a breach of the Occupational Health Safety and Welfare Act 1986. The incident highlighted the fact that responsibility for OHS risks and exposure cannot be sold off to others, like insurers.
Companies face being liable for sexual harassment charges by their employees even if it happens outside the workplace. After a court upheld a payout to a Melbourne woman harassed by a colleague at a pub by a colleague at a pub outside of normal work hours.
A DRAMATIC increase in the number of workplace bullying allegations has placed huge pressure on small businesses forced to defend many frivolous claims. Employers without proper advice and training, find themselves on the defensive.
Sentrient is Australia’s most reliable online workplace compliance management system for small and medium business and larger organisations. We help businesses with as few five staff all the way through to some of Australia’s largest organisations with thousands of employees, contractors and volunteers. The businesses we serve are many and varied, including not-for-profits, healthcare, community and social services, medical research institutes, sporting clubs, associations, financial services, professional services, construction, manufacturing, retail, education and government. What people like most about the Sentrient online workplace compliance management system is that it is affordable and can be deployed in just minutes, without setup costs or any of the stress associated with complex system configurations. It comes pre-loaded with legally endorsed online workplace compliance training, a workplace policy builder and ready-made reports for audit purposes. This makes it easy for you to do the right thing and protect your business from the ever-increasing cost associated with breaches in work health and safety, invasion of privacy, workplace bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination.
A reliable workplace compliance management system is a powerful tool that will help you take the pain out of compliance and protect your business. It also sends a message to your people that you expect a workplace culture that is safe, fair and inclusive. No business should settle for anything less!