Cogent Thinking is pleased to announce it has commenced a partnership with Australia’s premier electric goods retailer, The Good Guys. This innovative partnership will reduce the impact that workplace injuries have on The Good Guys business and their employees.
The Good Guys are implementing Cogent Thinking in all of their stores across Australia. The program involves Cogent undertaking activities to identify areas of high risk and proactively managing these to create a safe working environment. If an injury occurs employees are provided with an elite athlete level of care via Cogents’ national network of treating health practitioners that support the health benefits of returning to work.
Cogent has over 300 experts with degrees in Physiotherapy, Nursing, Exercise Physiology, Psychology, and Occupational Therapy that will provide face to face injury management and return to work advice to ease the burden on store managers and reduce workers compensation premiums.
Natalie Gelbart, General Manager, Cogent Thinking, said: “The Good Guys have a reputation for innovative retailing, growing from humble beginnings in Melbourne to over 100 stores, employing 2000 staff nationally. The partnership with The Good Guys is exciting for our business and emphasises the value The Good Guys place on their employees going home from work safely every day”.
Martin Barber, Employee Relations Consultant, The Good Guys, said: “Injuries create stressful environments both for the employee and their manager, Cogent Thinking gives us immediate access qualified experts. This will lead to improved return to work outcomes, reduced workcover administration and cement our position as an employer of choice in the market.
Cogent Thinking is being applied by some of Australia’s leading companies to provide a higher level of care for their staff, improve operating efficiencies and reduce workers compensation premiums by 50%.