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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
Use the myWorkPac app or myWorkPac website to notify our recruiters that you're actively looking for a new role. How? Simply flick the new 'Consider Me For Roles' toggle to 'Yes' in either.Don't Forget, Update Your ProfileTo be found by our recruiters, make sure you've also got your latest resume on file. Ensure your profile is updated with your current address and recent roles.
This month we celebrate Kirsty Roome's 8th anniversary with the WorkPac Group. Please see below some words from Kirsty on her WorkPac journey.What has been the highlight of your WorkPac career so far?The highlight of my WorkPac career so far would be taking the leap out of mining recruitment, where I spent 6 years building my career, and going into the WorkPac Talent team as Team Leader. I could not ask for a better team. I love how much I have learned over the past 12 months in this role. How did you land your role with WorkPac?I moved to Moranbah in 2014 where my husband obtained work in the mines. I applied for a Recruitment Coordinator position in the Moranbah office knowing nothing about recruitment, but I was lucky enough to be selected as a ‘Wildcard' pick. I guess I must have really ‘wooed’ them in my interview as I'm still here 8 years later! What do you love most about your role? My WorkPac Family! Over the past 8 years, I have worked with many amazing people that have each inspired me, pushed me out of my comfort zone and really had my back when I wasn’t confident in myself. I'm so lucky that I have such a supportive network around me. I genuinely love coming to work, every day. What is your biggest hope for your future here at WorkPac? I hope I’m still here in another 8 years doing what I love, helping to bring more amazing talent into the WorkPac business. From Kirsty’s Manager:Congratulations on your 8th anniversary with WorkPac. What a superstar you are! After 7 very successful years as a Recruitment Coordinator, you took the leap of faith to join WorkPac Talent and lead our internal recruitment. The impact you have had across our business in this role is exemplary. With a strong understanding of Operations and a deep love for WorkPac, you demonstrate our core values each and every day. Some would say you have WorkPac in your blood. Your positivity does not waiver. You are energetic, committed and above all else, hilarious. I am forever grateful to have you on my team. Every team needs a Kirsty. Today WorkPac celebrates you.Kirsty, congratulations on 8 years!
This month we celebrate Nicole Gray's 14th anniversary with the WorkPac Group. Please see below some words from Nicole on her WorkPac journey.What has been the highlight of your WorkPac career so far? There have been many highlights over the years. First reaction is naturally always the big-ticket items, like winning National Recruitment Coordinator of the Year, attending our annual Leaders Conference and the opportunity to progress my career. But if I truly stop and reflect on the highlights it is the people I have worked with at WorkPac. 14 years of working with amazing people has resulted in many friendships, a strong sense of camaraderie and an unrelenting commitment to deliver.What have you learned during your career at WorkPac?First, is resilience. For anyone that has worked in recruitment, resilience is paramount. You need to be resilient. You need to be able to “shake it off”, pull your socks up and focus on the next opportunity.Second, is embracing the moments of fear we all face in our day-to-day role. It is easy to take the easy road and remain in your comfort zone, but to stand up and take a step forward is empowering and rewarding. If WorkPac was an animal, what would it be, and why?Definitely a Cheetah. We are fast and agile, and I love anything animal print!From Nicole’s Team: Nicole is by far the most supportive, encouraging and motivating Manager we could ask for. She pushes us to get out of our comfort zone and grow within our roles and the organisation. Nicole gives her team the respect of autonomy and the room to work together when needed. This has built a group of very closely connected and collaborative people. It has all been achieved from scratch despite geographical distances and the limitations of virtual dealings. It is a testament to her honest personality, management style and people skills – to bring out the best in people, some of who she has never met in person.Nicole, you have created something very special with our team and we are all incredibly grateful to be a part of it. Today we celebrate you!
It’s tax time again. Payment Summary information (also known as a Group Certificate) will be available to WorkPac employees after the end of the financial year in their Australian Tax Office online services account through myGov. It will be called an ‘Income Statement’.All End-of-Year Income Statements will be available via your myGov account only on or before 14 July.We recommend that you check ASAP that you have created a myGov account.EOFY ’22 checklistTo get your Payment Summary or Income Statement, please check two things ASAP: Make sure you have created a myGov account. Here is a How-to Guide explaining howUnder your personal details in myWorkPac, check your contact email address is correct. If it’s incorrect, please contact your recruitment coordinator
Decommissioning existing infrastructure is an important aspect of end-of-life asset management, not least because of the complexities around workplace safety. Many ongoing safety challenges can be mitigated through routine inspections, but this is not always easy to manage. To make routine inspections simple at Rio Tinto’s Gove mine, Jason Hughes developed a bespoke solution – a refinery closure website, a custom refinery access control hazard ID database and a process flow to track routine inspections. He also created an interactive map to provide short videos of relevant hazards in various zones. This helped all personnel appreciate the current state of the refinery and assess task-related risks. Jason’s system successfully manages risk profiles of end-of-life assets. When a new hazard is logged, Jason’s solution automatically communicates this information to key personnel interfacing with the refinery. This makes it far easier to report the state of refinery assets, decide associated risks and manage safety procedures widely. It also helps share this data easily with demolition contractors, letting them seamlessly take responsibility for access control. To develop his solution, Jason consulted with the IS&T team, operational teams and contractors. Since launch, Jason’s system has evolved enormously. Hazards are now effectively communicated, and data management processes deeply embedded and fully optimised. As designed, his system has also gone on to serve as a guide to the contracting company undertaking the refinery demolition, which has used it to identify, communicate and track 90% of all hazards in the area. In recognition for designing his impressive system, Jason won the WorkPac 2022 Q3 Safety Award. Congratulations Jason!