Corumbene 2022 Staff Expo

‘Finance, Health and Wellness’ was the theme for Corumbene’s 2022 Staff Expo. The event was declared a success by Corumbene Business Development Advisor Peter Woodhouse. “The aim was to provide staff with easy access to information in a face-to-face forum with organisations that may benefit them. We had a fantastic turnout,” Peter said.

There were 9 exhibitors covering banking, finance, insurance, salary packaging, superannuation, union support and wellness.

Corumbene’s Health and Safety Officer Darren Carew was also on hand to discuss the importance of health and safety in the workplace.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited are Australia’s 5th largest bank. They kindly supplied food and refreshments for all exhibitors on the day, and staff took the opportunity to review their finances and also learn about Bendigo Community Banking.

Core Independent Financial Advice discussed personal insurance, retirement planning and superannuation.

Medibank, a leading private health insurer, has been supporting millions of Australians for over 45 years. They promote ‘Better Health for Better Lives’ and explained how their ‘Live Better’ app works.

AccessPay, part of the Smartgroup Corporation, made clear the salary package options available for staff.

HACSU, Tasmania’s largest union, is the voice for 9,000 Tasmanians who work in health and community services. Staff learnt of the benefits that come with membership.

ANMF, the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, had a booth with literature to inform staff about their member benefits.

HESTA is the specialist industry superannuation fund for community services. Staff were able to better understand their super and a HESTA Hamper was won!

Lifeline Tasmania – A Tasmanian Lifeline, supports anyone having a tough time. They are a locally based service available 8am to 8pm every day of the year. It’s nice to know there is a friendly voice just a phone call away.

It’s Hope – Grief Recovery Specialist, is an empathetic, personalised service helping people to let go of emotional pain caused by loss and grief, and live life to the full. They kindly donated a ‘Grief Recovery Handbook’.

Exhibitors put a lot of effort into their displays and hand-outs. Resources were made available to staff who were unable to attend on the day and information is also available through the staff portal.

A number of exhibitors commented that this was the largest staff expo they had been involved with, and how impressive both the content and staff engagement was.

The staff expo was held during the same week as the national Aged Care Employee Day annual celebration which recognises, thanks and honours the hundreds of thousands of people in Australia’s aged and community care workforce.

Chief Executive Officer Alison Standen thanked everyone involved in making the staff expo such an outstanding success and acknowledged the exhibitors for being so generous with their time, resources and giveaways. “The expo is a great example of the high priority we place on staff wellbeing, health and safety,” Alison said. “Our people are our greatest asset and we appreciate that it has been a difficult time for aged care workers, particularly with the impact of COVID-19. Our staff often go above and beyond the call of duty and our expo is one of the ways to celebrate our dedicated aged care workers and thank them for caring.”

Prizes were won on the day, including a $100 voucher for the Savoy Baths provided by the Corumbene Health & Wellbeing Committee, a JBL Go Speaker donated by Board Member Deb Lubbersen, Conscious Grit and Jigsaw Puzzle donated by Board Member Gail Eaton-Briggs, and a Tasmanian bottle of wine donated by Corumbene Chief Operating Officer Julie Purves.

Staff have been encouraged to provide feedback and we now look forward to the 2023 Staff Expo.

Written by Lisa Davis, Senior Communications Officer.