icare NSW is set to meet Ballina employers next week to share the research and tools it has developed to build social cohesion at work.
The Ballina forum will take place on August 13 in Ramada Hotel and Suites, and is the second of five events that will be hosted by the NSW insurer and care provider across the state, as part of its contribution to a $55 million joint initiative with SafeWork NSW and the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA).
The session will see Caroline Howe, icare’s manager of research and design, talk about the significant social and financial costs of social disconnection to businesses, as well as share the research and tools icare NSW has developed to improve social connections in the workplace.
“We’re inviting Ballina employers to come along to this ‘Research to Practice’ forum where they can share their own experiences and learn more about these tools,” Howe said. “We’ll be bringing fresh perspectives, new tools, and practical tips to get your work team socially connected. We’ll help you identify areas where your own workplace could apply this research.”