ARPA Victoria Award Winner!

IPAR consultant Thi Tran was named the winner of the Best New Starter – New Employer Services category at the ARPA Victoria Excellence in Workplace Rehabilitation Awards 2014 on Friday night.

Thi was one of three finalists in the category, which IPAR has now won three out of the last four years (2011, 2012 and 2014).

Upon commencing with IPAR, Thi was given a particularly challenging portfolio with the majority of her job seeking clients experiencing multiple barriers to return to work. Despite being new to the industry, Thi utilised her risk management training, her strong problem-solving skills and consulted with her Psychologist-peers, to expertly handle situations and result in clients receiving timely and appropriate support and treatment.

Thi’s ability to assess an individual’s level of health literacy, language skills, and education during their initial meetings enables her to tailor her approach appropriately, and quickly build rapport and generate trust. Her influencing skills are superior, motivating clients to return to work and gaining treater support for employment goals.

Congratulations to Thi on this well deserved award and to all IPAR finalists on the night.

IPAR a signatory to AFOEM Health Benefits of Work

IPAR is now a signatory to the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Consensus Statement on the Health Benefits of Work.

Realising the Health Benefits of Work presents compelling international and Australasian evidence that work is generally good for health and wellbeing, and that long term work absence, work disability and unemployment generally have a negative impact on health and wellbeing.

The purpose of the consensus statement is to bring together a wide range of stakeholder signatories, who each affirm the importance of work as a determinant of health and commit to:

  • Promoting awareness of the health benefits of work;
  • Offering support and encouragement to those attempting to access the health benefits of work;
  • Encouraging employers’ continuing support of workers’ occupational health; and
  • Advocating for continuous improvement in public policy around work and health, in line with the principles articulated in the consensus statement.


IPAR a finalist in the 2014 BRW / GE Capital Momentum Mid-Market Awards

IPAR was yesterday named as a finalist in the BRW GE Capital Momentum Awards 2014, in the best Mid-Market Business category.

The BRW GE Capital Momentum Awards are Australia’s only awards for top Mid-Market companies, recognising high performance in revenue, profit and employee growth, as well as demonstrated innovation and industry leadership.

As stated in the BRW announcement “finalists in this year’s $10 million-$50 million revenue category are as varied as they are remarkable. They display a tenacity and determination to lead their respective category.”

“On the face of it, our four finalists this year – forex broker Pepperstone, workplace rehabilitation services provider IPAR, online wine merchant Vinomofo and schnitzel franchise Schnitz – have little in common… Yet they are all typical of mid-market players. They take full advantage of new opportunities for growth and punch well above their weight – key traits of this sector.”

Winners will be announced August 28, 2014 at the event to be held at the MCA in Sydney.