OHS Policies – A must cover for employer and employee

With the changing job market dynamics or options offered in the market scenario it is a challenge to figure out what exactly are you looking out for?  Is it a contractual job or a permanent one? The answer to this question is highly subjective – if an individual enjoys new challenges and a change every few months then taking up a contractual job could be a better option for him.  On the other hand if the ever changing policies from the company or different options confuse you resulting in you feeling unsecure then you would be better off with a permanent job.

Permanent jobs often provide a sense of security and traditionally a preferred option as it comes with its own perks. Apart from the security one can enjoy benefits of a paid leave, training and numerous opportunities for career advancements.


Looking at the other side of the situation one may get entangled in the corporate bureaucracy or may take his position for granted.  The organisation may also take its employees for granted and ignore the need to secure their interest.  This where OHS policies come into the picture.  OHS policies are standard operating procedure set by an organisation wherein the employees of the organisation are required to follow a standard pattern in terms of behaviour and or performing any company activity. Communication, implementation of a safe way of working can be termed as the core reason for the existence of these policies.

OHS policies and procedures are developed in consultation with the employees and promise a clear commitment in managing the risks at the workplace. They are flexible in order to accommodate all the activities of the work place and provide a ‘safe system of work’. In order to ensure proper implementation of the policies the employees are required to sign the policy document after understanding its clauses.

In countries like Australia, formulation and implementation of a proper OHS policy is mandatory as directed by law.

OHS Policies – A must cover for employer and employee

Best ways to get a part time job in Australia

Finding part-time jobs in Melbourne is not a difficult task these days, considering the number of start-ups making it to the market. The Australian startup community has grown very much in the last few years. The start-ups have been encouraged by funding companies. But not all these start-ups are capable of hiring employees on a paid basis. They want part-time employees, but also not willing to pay.

Also there are a huge lot of US companies including Uber, Etsy, Yammer, Yelp, oDesk, Airbnb, General Assembly, Stripe and Twitter, who have set-up a store in Australia and are eagerly looking for people to join them on a part-time as well as full-time basis. If you are a student and are looking for a part-time job to take out your pocket money, there are many different options including Dominos or many such fast food joints or restaurants.


These companies however, also keep thorough check of your visa situation and so always research for the best way out for you.

Here are few sources through which one can discover startup jobs in Oz:

1) City-specific mailing lists

One thing you can do is join a particular community or attend some meet ups. Many community groups and meet up organizers maintain a mailing list for announcements to their communities, which also include any openings or roles in some companies. There also are companies that provide staffing solutions to help you find the part time jobs in Melbourne.

2) LinkedIn

LinkedIn is quite a hit in Australia. Companies still take on the social media platform to announce some roles that they have vacancy for. There also is SEEK, of the same format, but has now become very noisy.

3) Offline

There’s always a thing called the word of mouth, which has always proved the best for everyone. Friends and family talks always involve a topic of work, and a reference always works best. And finding a company’s phone number or email is not that difficult. You can get in touch directly.

Best ways to get a part time job in Australia