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Workforce Australia provider makes jobseeker complete personality tests assessing ‘zest’ and ‘spirituality’

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A jobseeker has questioned why her Workforce Australia provider made her complete an online personality test that asked how well she expressed love, whether she gives into temptation, and which judged if “spirituality...

Amazon buys US medical provider as it cements move into healthcare

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Amazon will acquire the primary care organization One Medical in a deal valued roughly at $3.9bn, marking another expansion for the retailer into healthcare services. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant said in a state...

Melbourne aged-care provider charged by workplace safety watchdog after Covid outbreak

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A Victorian aged-care provider has been charged with occupational health and safety offences after a deadly Covid-19 outbreak at one of its facilities. WorkSafe has alleged Heritage Care Pty Ltd failed to properly tra...

Underfunding and staff shortages are driving aged care sector to ‘untenable standstill’, major provider warns

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The head of a major Australian aged care provider has warned workforce shortages and underfunding are exhausting staff and driving the sector into an “untenable standstill”. The BaptistCare NSW and ACT chief executive...

Energy provider websites struggle to cope with ‘bleak Friday’ traffic as prices rise

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The websites of energy providers are struggling to cope with a deluge of traffic on “bleak Friday”, as the largest increase in gas and electricity prices in living memory takes effect on the same day as scheduled rise...

Scrap vaccine deadline for care-home workers or risk huge staff loss, warns provider

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One of England’s largest social care providers has urged the government to scrap the vaccination deadline for all care-home workers, warning of a risk to levels of care as data confirmed that more than 50,000 staff co...

Major Australian aged care provider reveals just 15% of staff vaccinated as sector demands changes to rollout

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One of Australia’s largest aged care providers says just 15% of its staff are fully vaccinated and it has urged the federal government to send vaccination teams into nursing homes to fix the “main barrier” to a rapid ...

Security provider for Matt Hancock’s office worked at Porton Down

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A firm that provided security at Matt Hancock’s office, where leaked CCTV footage showed him kissing an aide, has also worked at the Porton Down defence research laboratory, RAF bases, and a military bunker that would...

Funeral provider Dignity backs chairman despite £19.6m loss in Covid crisis

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The funeral services company Dignity has urged investors to vote against attempts by its largest shareholder to oust the chairman. A fund managed by Phoenix Asset Management Partners, which owns 29.9% of Dignity, has ...