Sept 2022 – Beware of a WhatsApp message posing as a WorkPac recruiter.This scam message states that a recruiter from workpac Recruitment and is looking for candidates. Remember – If you are unsure about any email, SMS or message, please call our recruitment team on 1300 967 572. If you have identified something as potentially fraudulent or a scam account, please screenshot it, before deleting it from your inbox and deleted items or your device. Please forward a copy to email@example.com
We recently caught up with Joey Ray, our Development Team Lead for WorkPac Technology, following his 5 year anniversary. We asked Joey about his journey so far with WorkPac, and a little about his role.“Fundamentally, working here has given me an opportunity that I am and will forever be grateful for. The software is great, not just because of the code that we write in our code files, it’s great because of the work that goes into supporting it. Because the support team that works so hard to find fixes for our staff with immediate turnaround. It’s great because of the work our network engineers and cloud architects do, keeping us connected, keeping the lights blinking and keeping us safe in a forever dangerous world. It’s great because of our mindfulness with security, dotting our I’s and crossing our t’s with compliance. It’s great because our Value Stream Leads perform the impossible task of marrying our dreams with the realities of project management and delivery every day. It’s great because our testers now catch almost all of our bugs before they reach users. After all of this, it’s great because our leadership and stakeholders constantly drive us towards innovation, integration and solutions that are modern and holistically considered in today’s software ecosystem.The lessons I’ve learned at WorkPac will stay in my mind forever. The people I’ve met will stay in my mind forever. The projects I’ve had the privilege to be a part of will stay in my mind forever.How are we so successful? With industry tested and innovation leading techniques – cloud integration, automation, webhooks, microservices and unified APIs. We’re applying our research and our intelligence across the system to make everything systemically better.”It has been a wonderful 5 years Joey, and we’re excited to see what you and your team do next.
The 8th of September is R U OK? Day, is a National Day of Action that reminds all Australians to check in with the people around them and support anyone who is struggling.The past couple of years have been difficult for all of us. With COVID-19, then a second and third wave and no end in sight, devastating bushfires, floods, war, economic crisis and now interest rates on the rise have changed the landscape of the norm, including our workplaces with work-at-home orders, lockdowns and even changes to the org structure. It’s no surprise that we are feeling fatigued, stressed, anxious or frustrated, and that’s OK, it’s a normal response. But what if we feel hopeless, depressed, or develop ongoing mental health concerns? Asking someone if they are OK isn’t always easy, especially in a work setting where we tend to put on the brave front, smile and just ‘get it done’. Taking the time to ask ‘’ are you ok’ and listen to someone without judgement might feel staged or awkward for some of us at first, but the key is to remember that we have ALL felt that way at least once and the intent behind this conversation starter is to support one another, reach out to someone you know may not be coping as well as they could with genuine intent. There are lots of great guides on the R U OK? website https://www.ruok.org.au/work We encourage you to think about this concept on this day and every other day, there’s no expirySome problems seem to get larger than we are able to manage on our own and ongoing support will be very important. You don’t need to be an expert to talk to someone, but at times, we may need that bit of extra support. There's help if you need itHere at WorkPac, we are lucky to have free access to a team of specialist psychologists and counsellors that offer a confidential and non-threatening face-to-face or over-the-phone service to all of us, including our immediate family members & spouses through Gryphon, WorkPac’s Early Assistance Providers.Remember, anyone can experience feelings of helplessness, depression, anxiety or be overwhelmed, this causes our thought patterns to shift from rational and or reality.If you know someone who needs help or you need assistance yourself call Gryphon today on:1800 056 076or visitwww.gryphonpsych.com.auFurther support at no cost:Lifeline: 13 11 14Lifeline chat online: https://www.lifeline.org.au/crisis-chatBeyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467Headspace: https://headspace.org.au/Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800Mensline Australia: 1800 789 978Blackdog Institute: Free online tools and resources https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/
This month we celebrate Liz Grant’s 19th anniversary with the WorkPac Group. Please see below some words from Liz on her WorkPac journey. How did you land your role with WorkPac? I first came to WorkPac as a Recruiter in a new division named Light Industrial, with 4 BDMs, and 1 other Recruiter with whom I had worked previously. It was an extremely busy time for the 2 of us. We worked long hours registering candidates and filling roles for the BDMs. We had also just been granted the Job Placement License by the Government so were frantically working to get it running. As the Job Placement License grew and evolved, utilising specifically designed software from our systems team, I moved out of the RC role and into the Job Placement Licence position full time, eventually expanding it and becoming the Manager. I then transitioned into my current role as Injury Management Coordinator which I’ve now done for approximately 13 years. This role is rewarding and frustrating, but a supportive team and amazing operations staff make it all worthwhile. What has been the highlight of your WorkPac career so far? Over the years I have been extremely fortunate to have attended numerous Leadership Conferences at some amazing locations like Uluru, New Zealand, Fiji, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand. The trips were extremely well organised. Equally rewarding was the team building, camaraderie, and our participation in different activities to give back to the communities whose hospitality we enjoyed. They were amazing times where I rekindled old friendships and met other WorkPac staff from around the country, all while being awarded great insights into different cultures.
The last thing Jacob Muscat expected after a day of work at Goonyella Riverside mine was a tragic incident. Sadly, that’s what he experienced when he arrived home recently in Moranbah to find his home burnt down from an electrical fire. As expected, Jacob was quite upset. So too was the WorkPac QLD Mining team. In response to this saddening news, WorkPac donated a $1,000 voucher to Jacob and his family to ease some of the burden. A gofundme fundraising page was also set up. To date, it’s raised $5,700. We would also like to thank BMA for their generous gift of a fridge for his new place too. Jacob has always done his best to take care of his family so was really appreciative of everyone’s kindness, as he said all the funds raised would help support his wife and kids. He will use the money to buy and replace some lost things for his home. A small step towards a new start.Can you help? Please jump in and donate today.
This month we celebrate Sheree Fiorita’s 16th anniversary with the WorkPac Group. Please see below some words from Sheree on her WorkPac journey. What are the highlights of your WorkPac career so far? The highlights of my WorkPac career so far would have to be attending the conferences and Dudley Awards. Attending the WorkPac conferences has given me the opportunity to meet work colleagues from all around Australia and the opportunity to experience and try new adventures. How did you land your role with WorkPac? I was working for a mining company when I was approached by a WorkPac Business Manager in regards to providing us with employees. He persisted in calling until eventually I gave him a job order for Plant Operators. When I finished up with that company, the same Business Manager offered me a role as a Recruiter with WorkPac, and 16 years later I am still here. What do you love most about your role? The best thing about my role by far would have to be working with my Adelaide WorkPac family. The friendships I have made along my journey will stay with me forever. From Sheree’s Manager: What an amazing achievement Sheree. 16 wonderful years of service with WorkPac. You have brought so much to the business over the years. You have triumphed through diversity and challenges. I have admired your commitment to excellence and devotion to the team around you. From all the WorkPac family, congratulations with this anniversary. You are a superstar. Sheree, congratulations on 16 years!
Meet Tellena Ferry, one of WorkPac’s Industrial Recruitment Coordinators located in NSW. We asked Tellena to tell us about her experience over her recruiting career at WorkPac. What excited you about the opportunity to join WorkPac?I came from a recruitment and early-childhood teaching background. When I saw the opportunity to join WorkPac, I was attracted not only because it offers career progression, but because they recognise and reward hard work in more ways than one. What are your favourite roles to recruit for?I have recently been given the opportunity to recruit on a major tier-1 project. I have really enjoyed working on these high-volume orders. What roles can we contact you about right now?I am currently recruiting for civil workers in the Western Sydney area, plus various industrial roles across NSW including qualified trades, trade assistants and labourers.
Did you know poor password security can lead to your identity theft and worse, financial loss?One of the most common ways that hackers break into computers is by guessing passwords. Simple and commonly used passwords let intruders easily gain access and control of a computing device.Don’t be a victim, be vigilant. Here are just a few steps you can take to protect your password.Step 1: Perform a Malware ScanScan your device with a reputable virus or malware software.For Government information about protecting against malware, you can visit https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/view-all-content/threats/malware.Step 2: Reset Your PasswordDo this when you next log into myWorkPac by following the ‘I’ve forgotten my password’ process. We also suggest you do this with other critical services, like your bank and healthcare provider.There are a few ways to make your password strong. Ensure it:Is at least eight characters longDoesn't contain your username, real name, or company nameDoesn't contain a complete wordIs significantly different from previous passwordsContains uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbolsIsn’t a password that you’ve used on other internet servicesThe Australian Government offers a great guide for creating strong passwords, available at https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/view-all-content/publications/creating-strong-passphrases.Another great resource on the Australian Government Cyber website explains Multi-Factor Authentication at https://www.cyber.gov.au/learn/mfaStep 3: Check Your Email SecurityOnline security breaches are common.To protect your personal identity, you can use resources like:Have I Been Pwned? https://haveibeenpwned.com/Great resource to check if your email has been compromisedIDCARE https://www.idcare.org/Australia and New Zealand’s national identity and cyber support service. Free service to reduce harm experienced from compromise and misuse of your identity information
Meet Jade Johnson, one of WorkPac’s Mining Recruitment Coordinators located in Biloela. We asked Jade to tell us about her experience over her recruiting career at WorkPac.What excited you about the opportunity to join WorkPac?I called a friend who has worked for the company for nearly 5 years, and she loves it, so I jumped on and applied! 11 months on, I see it as an opportunity to contribute to an exciting, forward-thinking, fast-moving company surrounded by like-minded people full of endless opportunities.What are your favourite roles to recruit for?My favourite roles are Digger and Multi-skilled Operators. These are the hardest to fill but once they come over and you give them a great experience, they are the candidates that stay for a long time! I also do enjoy looking for the Diesel Fitters too!What roles can we contact you about right now?If you are an experienced Mining Operator in QLD, pick up the phone and contact me! I have so many opportunities and cannot wait to work with you!Here are some specific roles currently available:Multi-Skilled Operator @ Batchfire Callide MineDump Truck Operator @ Peabody Coppabella & Moorvale Mine
Meet Beth King, one of WorkPac’s Industrial Recruitment Coordinators located in Perth. We asked Beth to tell us about what roles she's currently recruiting for.What roles can we contact you about right now?Here are some specific roles currently available:Intermediate/Advanced RiggersElectricians Screen Technician/Trade Assistants Labourers/Trade Assistants