Mental health of emergency services personnel and HRM: preliminary findings

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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The results of a survey conducted by researchers at the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing with 272 Australian paramedics has revealed the invaluable role of family, friends and work supervisors’ support as they go about their job. With three years’ funding from the Australia Research Council Linkage program (LP160100004) and industry partners United Voice (QLD and NT branches) and the Ambulance […]

Five minutes with…Ruth McPhail

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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WOW’s Professor Ruth McPhail is Head of the Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources (with whom the Centre has a close working relationship). Raised as an academic at Griffith University, her social justice agenda has always been very strong. We spent five minutes with Ruth to learn a little more about what research underpinned by […]

Company values go beyond ‘writing on the wall’

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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When it comes to organisational values, Bruce Highfield of Olam International believes they hold a deeper meaning for companies than some may think. “I think in the beginning most organisations felt that they needed to placate the HR department and find some words to stick on the wall, but I think we’ve moved on from […]

Five minutes with…Adrian Wilkinson

Business and government
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Professor Adrian Wilkinson is the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing’s long-serving (foundation) Director. He’s a pretty darn good captain of the WOW-ship with his ‘open door’ style and keen interest in seeing workers’ voices not fall on deaf ears, so we spent five minutes with Adrian (because it looks like that’s all he’ll have […]

Five minutes with…Keith Townsend

Business and government
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An undergraduate degree focusing on industrial relations (IR), public policy and politics, coupled with previous management and [IR] practitioner experience combined to reveal for Associate Professor Keith Townsend, just how complicated working life can be. Spending his life talking to others about their workplace complications has set him on a path; and the destination is […]

Five minutes with…Mohan Thite

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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With a strong technology industry background, Associate Professor Mohan Thite’s research is global and heavily practice-focussed. We spent five minutes with Mohan to learn a little more about his work… In what area/s does your current research interests lie? My current research interests are strategic human resource management (HRM), HRM information systems, multinational corporations (MNCs) […]