The hidden role of site managers: influencing construction workers’ eating habits

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
Published
SNAPO indicators – a catchy acronym used in health circles for behavioural risk factors associated with cardiovascular and other chronic diseases: Smoking, Nutrition, Alcohol, Physical activity, and Overweight and obesity. A team of researchers, led by WOW’s Dr Rebecca Loudoun, surveyed 186 workers on six new or refurbishing mixed residential, office and retail building sites operated by the same firm around Brisbane […]

Hospital accreditation and HRM: a likely pair?

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
Published
In 2013, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reported more than one quarter of a million full-time equivalent persons to be employed in Australia’s public hospitals. As the most resource-intensive element of the healthcare system (with about 62 per cent of recurrent expenditure), the sector is under constant pressure to implement organisational change […]