2018

Payslip Process FAQ

BY: Tracey Mesken28/11/2018

​If you are working with the WorkPac Group, there are changes coming for how you view and access payslips. Previously, we sent payslips out via email or post. We are transitioning to a new system, where you can access (and download) current and recent payslips in the myworkpac site.Payslip Process Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat is happening with payslips?If you are working with the WorkPac Group, there are changes coming for how you view and access payslips. Previously, we sent payslips out via email or post. We are transitioning to a new system, where you can access (and download) current and recent payslips in the myworkpac site.​How do I access my payslip?Your payslip is now available via the myworkpac website. Click here to view the how to guideGo to myworkpac.com https://my.workpac.com/publicLog in using your current email address you receive your payslip on. If you don’t have a password, please use the reset option.Select Payslips from the menu​Check out this video for a step by step guide http://my.oculu.com/im_share.php?video_number=1598241616 ​ Why are we making this change?There are many reasons why we are making this change, including:This will make payslips accessible in one place for quick and easy viewing of all current and historical payslips.Remove issues with delivering payslips over email. For example, a number of email providers block the PDF email attachments that we send.This change is in line with industry best practice for the secure delivery of payslips and other sensitive data.Will I get an email notifying that a new payslip is available?Yes- All employees will receive an email notification once the payment is processed, after which they can login to myworkpac to view their current and other recent payslips.​What is the myworkpac site?myworkpac is a central online portal for job seekers and people currently working with the WorkPac Group. It allows people to manage and view all their interactions with WorkPac in a secure and easy to use website. For example, if you need to change your bank account you can do it on myworkpac. In addition, myworkpac gives you access to a range of benefits when working with the WorkPac Group through the mybenefits option.​How can I login to myworkpac?Simply go to www.myworkpac.com to login. Please see our guide at the end of this post.You will need to login to your account using the email address you have provided to us previously. If you don’t remember your password use the reset password link. If you joined us more than 12 months ago, or don’t think you have an account, that’s ok we will help you out. If in doubt, please contact your recruiter.​Is there a transition period? When will the transition period begin? And how long will the transition period last for?Yes, there is a transition period where your payslips are available via both email/post and in myworkpac.com. We encourage everyone to login and familiarise themselves with the process during this period. The transition will start in January and you will be advised on your payslip email that you can now access your payslip in myworkpac (whilst still receiving the pdf version as well). In early February 2019 the transition period will end, after which payslips will only be accessible via myworkpac.​When will the transition period end?The transition period will end in early February 2019.​Can I continue to receive payslips via email?There is a transition phase where you will continue to receive payslips via email. After the transition phase (ending in early February 2019 ), payslips will only be available from the myworkpac site.​Can I get payslips posted to me in the mail?During the transition phase we will continue to send payslips via mail. After the transition phase (ending in early February 2019), no payslips will be sent via post, and payslips will only be available from the myworkpac site.​What do I do if I have trouble accessing my payslip?Contact your recruiter at your local business centre. http://www.workpacgroup.com/find-us​Does this process comply with Fair Work?WorkPac Group is compliant with best practices to deliver payslips as per Fair Work Australia.​What other services are available on myworkpac portal?myworkpac has many features:Jobseekers can apply for jobsJobseekers can view the history of jobs they have applied forJobseekers can add work history and other relevant information to improve the chance of finding workThose starting work with the WorkPac Group can add necessary information to be onboarded before starting workFor those working with the WorkPac Group, they can maintain critical details such as bank account details for paying in salary.For those working with the WorkPac Group, they can access special offers and rewards through our partnership with Flare.​myworkpac login and quick access guides ​​​

How the right mindset and attitude can lead to a permanent role at Rio Tinto

BY: Tracey Mesken26/11/2018

​WorkPac would like to congratulate Marley, one of several WorkPac employees at the Mesa A site who have gone permanent with Rio!​In late 2017 WorkPac and JobTrail underwent a recruitment drive in the Pilbara region focused on offering young Indigenous job seekers who were interested in mining a pathway into the industry. Marley was part of a Robe Valley assessment centre run by the JobTrail team where he was a standout candidate and landed a role as a trainee operator on site at Mesa A.Throughout his entire traineeship Marley’s work performance has been of the highest level and he has been a great team player. Our Site Manager for Mesa A, Kath Collins, caught up with Marley’s Supervisor Dean to learn more about what earned him a permanent position.“Marley is a positive young guy. He is a very productive worker and is always the first to put his hand up for other jobs when the trucks are down. He is a real go getter of a young bloke, and that is why we progressed him. Everyone in the team speaks highly of him. I am confident that Marley will be a great asset to our team and will go a long way with Rio Tinto” he said.When asked what advice he would give to other young people looking for a career in mining, Marley emphasised the importance of keeping a good attitude on site.“Definitely, the number one thing is to have a good attitude. Don’t let the information overload get to you or overwhelm you at first- because there is so much to learn! … There is a lot of adjusting to do at first, but ease into it and be willing to keep an open mind about it all. Be willing and eager to learn, be flexible, and give everything a go!”Kath also spoke with Marley about the best parts of the job, who spoke highly about the Mesa A site and crew.“I would have to say the People, I work with a great bunch of people who make it enjoyable to come to work and catch up. Mesa A is a great Site. The crews are pretty small, so you get to know everyone really well, and feel part of a close team. I felt part of the team from the moment I got out here. Finally, it is a great learning environment, there is always something new learn, and Mesa A and the managers are really encouraging of that”Marley is a fantastic example of how the right attitude and mindset can lead to great things, and a great role model for all those looking to crack into the industry. We would like to wish him the best of luck as he continues his mining career with Rio Tinto- we’re sure he’s going to go far!

WorkPac Has Proudly Returned to Kalgoorlie

BY: Tracey Mesken01/11/2018

​WorkPac are proud to be re-opening our doors in Kalgoorlie for the first time since 2012.​WorkPac’s Business Centre Manager for Kalgoorlie, Mr. Andrew Zafer, said the move was facilitated by a recent shift in the metal market.“We’ve been anticipating this boom for a while as rare earths generally follow the same pattern as Iron Ore, which has been starting to thrive again after winding back a bit over the past few years.”“We’re working predominately in the mining sector, but we’re also recruiting for waste management and a variety of trades roles including boilermakers, fitters, electricians, poly welders, drillers and driller offsiders”“We also have roles ranging from Fixed Plant and Loader Operators to administration staff, so I’d encourage anyone looking for work in the area to get in touch with the team about what’s available.”“Being the flagship business centre for Kalgoorlie, the office has been recently refurbished and we’re extremely proud of the space we’re working in.”“We’re in a fantastic, central location in town, so we’re very easy for locals to find” he said.WorkPac is well established in Western Australia, having opened our first business centre in Perth in 1997: since then we have opened an additional eight business centres in the State.With the reopening of Kalgoorlie, Mr. Zafer says the company will be further expanding services to both job seekers and clients in WA.“WorkPac already widely operates across Western Australia with Business Centres in Bunbury, Karratha, Newman, Perth, Port Hedland, Rockingham and Tom Price, and we look forward to continuing this work in Kalgoorlie”.“It’s also very important to us to contribute to the communities we operate in, and we’re excited to start reintegrating with the Kalgoorlie community”“We’ve hired a close-knit team to begin with, and we encourage those living within the region to get in touch with us.”WorkPac Kalgoorlie is located at Unit 2, 118 Brookman Street, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430, and is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.Local job seekers and employers seeking workers in the Kalgoorlie region are encouraged to visit the office or call the team on 08 9099 9322.

Reduce the Risk: Heat Stress

BY: Tracey Mesken01/11/2018

​With heat levels rising and summer approaching, it's time to get serious about heat stress. It’s always better to prevent health risks than to have to deal with the consequences of them when it’s too late. That’s why we’ve compiled some key tips for staying safe this summer, especially when working outdoors or in hot conditions. We have also included information on recognising the signs and symptoms of heat stress. Keep reading to find out more and to view our latest video from the WorkPac Group Safety & Risk team on understanding and managing heat stress.[responsive_vid]​​

WorkPac opens a new recruitment office in Perth as their work with Rio Tinto continues to grow

BY: Tracey Mesken24/10/2018

​Previously working from the Perth office, WorkPac’s Rio Tinto Project Services team have moved to their own space.​Australia’s largest privately-owned recruitment company WorkPac have opened their second office in Perth, the city where they opened their first business centre in 1997.The second office is dedicated to WorkPac’s Rio Tinto Project Services team, who manage recruitment for Rio Tinto Iron Ore.The Project Services team was created in 2017 as a dedicated team servicing Rio Tinto and have since shared an office space with the Perth Business Centre, but as both those teams have continued to expand the need for a new location became apparent.Business Centre Manager for Project Services, Mr. Dennis Blewitt, said the move is telling of how far WorkPac has come since it was first founded.“Perth is the city where WorkPac was founded, and now 21 years and over 40 business centres later, it’s a proud moment for everyone that we’re opening our second office here.”“It’s also an especially proud moment for myself and my team, as a reflection of all the hard work we’ve put in over the past year.”“This move is not only going to give us the space we need now, but room to continue to grow in the future.”“Having our own space separate from the Perth office is also going to make it easier for candidates to find us for interviews and training”.Mr Blewitt is looking forward to continuing working with both Rio Tinto and job seekers in WA.“We’re very fortunate to have Rio as one of our major clients, and our partnership will continue to focus on finding great roles for great people with an Australian icon”.“I look forward to continuing to provide them with the best service possible”.The new office is in the same building as the Perth Office at 31 Ventnor Avenue in West Perth, with the Perth team being located on level 3 and the Project Services team on the ground floor.Those looking for work with Rio Tinto in the region can get in touch with the team at riojobs@workpac.com or by calling 1300 498 559.Anyone seeking staff in the Perth Region is encouraged to check out our page on Recruitment in Perth

WorkPac's Guide to Coal Mining for Operators

BY: Tracey Mesken17/10/2018

​Are you an experienced Operator looking for work in Coal Mining? Check out our infographic below for information on where the roles are, the qualifications needed, and what recruiters look for.For information on Entry Level Operator roles, stay tuned for our next post over the coming weeks.​Be sure to stay tuned for our upcoming posts on Entry Level Coal Mining roles and the types of machinery used on coal sites!You can check out our available roles here or contact your nearest office here

WorkPac are finalists at the 2018 Seek Annual Recruitment Awards

BY: Tracey Mesken05/10/2018

​WorkPac are one of five finalists for Large Recruitment Agency of the Year at the 2018 Seek Annual Recruitment Awards (SARA).Australia’s largest privately-owned recruitment company WorkPac are thrilled to have been announced as finalists for this year’s SEEK Annual Recruitment (SARA) awards.The SEEK Annual Recruitment Awards are acknowledging the innovative people and agencies pushing for excellence in the recruitment industry.The awards recognise the work of industry leaders and best practice, as chosen by an expert panel of judges.WorkPac’s Managing Director, Mr. Praanesh Prasad, is thrilled about the nomination.“We’ve been told SARA received a record number of submissions this year, so we’re honoured to have been announced as finalists.”“The best large recruitment agency of the year award focuses on recruitment companies with more than 50 recruitment consultants, who have demonstrated a valued and inclusive culture, innovation, growth, candidate engagement and contribution to the recruitment industry”“These are goals that everyone in Recruitment should be striving towards, so to be nominated for demonstrating those makes me extremely proud to be part of this organisation.”“I’d like to extend my congratulations to the fellow nominees, as I know it is hard work and commitment that has led them to this.”“To be recognised by a panel of independent recruitment experts alongside other fantastic organisations within our Industry is a huge honour, and I know whoever receives the award on the evening will be deserving.”“SEEK is the global leader in the creation and operation of online employment markets and I’m looking forward to hearing the award winners.”The SARA awards are being held at The Forum in Melbourne on Thursday the 15th of NovemberFor more info head to their website.

Mackay Nude Lunch to honour founder Trudy Crowley with sell out event

BY: Tracey Mesken17/09/2018

​Now in it’s third year running, the event is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for ovarian cancer.​When Mackay Local Trudy Crowley received the news in 2016 that she had late stage ovarian cancer, she chose to build something positive from the circumstances and that same year the Nude Lunch was born; an evening of drinks, dining and entertainment that would both create awareness and raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Australia.Trudy sadly passed away in late August of this year, and WorkPac would like to offer our condolences to her family, friends, the event organisers, and all those in the Mackay community and beyond who connected with her story.Her legacy will carry on through the Nude Lunch, which raised over $100k in its first two years running; a success that looks set to continue with this year’s event, which has sold over 700 tickets.The money raised from the nude lunch has gone towards Ovarian Cancer Australia, who both fund research and offer support services for those diagnosed and their families.With approximately 75% of women being diagnosed at an advanced stage, these support services are vital.The money raised has also gone back into the local community, with two palliative care beds having been purchased for the Mackay Hospital.The event is being presented by major sponsor Dalrymple Coal Bay, in addition to sponsorships from local businesses and companies operating within the community, including WorkPac Mackay.The Nude Lunch is being held on the 21st of September 2018 from 11am to 5pm at Old Mulherin Park at Mackay Marina.For more information on the event check their websiteTo learn more about Ovarian Cancer or make a donation, visit the Ovarian Cancer Australia page And to learn more about Trudy Crowley and her legacy, you can view Channel 7 Mackay’s tribute video here

Fire Protection

BY: Tracey Mesken03/09/2018

​Fires are often preventable disasters that can cause hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, production losses, the loss of jobs and the loss of lives.​The basic elements necessary for the production of fire are fuel, oxygen and an ignition source. Prevention means keeping any of these three elements away from the other two.Everyone has a vested interest in fire prevention in the workplace and there are many simple things that you can do to minimise this risk.Various first aid and back-up fire fighting facilities are available on all sites.  Make sure you are familiar with all the fire fighting appliances and check procedures with your site supervisor.  If you come across any equipment that is empty or faulty, please inform your supervisor immediately.  If you do discover a fire, extinguish it if possible, then advise your supervisor.  If you cannot extinguish it, raise the alarm immediately.  Never use conductive extinguishers, such as water or foam, on electrical fires.You must never interfere with this vital equipment:  Fire hydrants, hoses, and extinguishersThis equipment is exclusively for the fighting of fires and nothing else.