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About Us

 

Dealing with people and managing risks within an organisation can be complex. WorkPlacePLUS provides independent workplace investigations and outsourced HR support - when you need it.

 

Since 2013, our experienced team have developed a sound reputation for providing practical solutions for our clients in the healthcare, disability, aged care, community, public, not for profit (NFP), education, and financial sectors + small to medium enterprises (SMEs).  

Our team of consultants are skilled, experienced and accredited workplace investigators, mediators and HR generalists. We are discreet, unbiased, and independent of your organisation’s internal issues.

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Our Values

 
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PASSION: We love what we do and this is reflected in our commitment and performance.

INTEGRITY: We are self-aware, reliable and honest. We pride ourselves on being compliant with legislative, ethical and best practice standards.

 

TEAM: We are positive and supportive. We work collaboratively with our colleagues and clients. 

 

LOYALTY: We foster long term, trusting relationships through being responsive to the specific needs of our clients and colleagues.

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WorkPlacePLUS acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to the land, sea and community. We pay our respect First Nations people and cultures; and to Elders past, present and emerging.

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WorkPlacePLUS embraces respect, equity, inclusion, diversity and accessibility.

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Our Team

 
Anna Pannuzzo, WorkPlacePLUS

Anna Pannuzzo

Principal | HR Consultant

 

With 20+ years of senior HR management experience in aged care, health and community services, local government and education, Anna brings dynamic energy and distinct value across performance management, training and restructuring. Anna’s nursing background provides a unique insight into the HR challenges facing many employers.

  • AHRI Professional Member

  • IRSV Professional Member

  • ACHSE Associate Fellow 

  • Accredited Private Investigator

  • BBus HR & IR, Grad Dip Edu

  • Dip Nursing

Carmen Hurwitz

HR Consultant

Carmen is equipped with specialised mediation skills and 15+ years’ experience in HR Management. Carmen partners with organisations to provide support and advice on HR, ER and IR challenges. Her strength-based approach helps organisations to build on its current HR functions and further develop a committed, high performing employee culture.

Carmen Hurwitz, WorkPlacePLUS
Suzanne Stephanou, WorkPlacePLUS

Suzanne Stephanou

HR Consultant

 

Suzanne is passionate about delivering best practice and operational HR management, with 15+ years’ experience across multiple industries. Specialising in grievances, performance management, employee engagement, policies and workplace investigations, Suzanne brings energy and authenticity to her work, along with a dedication to excellence, innovation and empowerment.

  • Certified Professional Trainer

  • Leadership Coach

  • AHRI Professional Member

  • BSc Psychology

Bronwyn Masters

HR Consultant

Bronwyn has 20+ years’ experience across all facets of human resources management, from addressing staff engagement issues, to developing and implementing HR processes and policies. Bronwyn is passionate about best practice standards and supporting organsiations to improve their culture and performance.

  • Workplace Investigator

  • AHRI Professional Member

  • Grad Cert HR Mgmt

  • Dip Bus (HR Practice)

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Karrie Bowe, WorkPlacePLUS

Karrie Bowe

HR Consultant

 

As a business-savvy HR professional, Karrie has a thorough understanding of business processes and is passionate about supporting clients to resolve their people issues. With a strong trade union background and extensive corporate experience, Karrie brings in-depth knowledge of Australia’s industrial relations and OHS systems to her role with WorkPlacePLUS.

  • MBA Business Management

  • Project Mgmt PRINCE 2 Practitioner 

  • Awards & EBAs Specialist

  • Experienced Investigator 

  • Trained Mediator 

  • Trained Health & Safety Officer (HSR)

Laini Shaw

HR Consultant

Laini brings a wealth of knowledge to WorkPlacePLUS, gained across a range of corporate, NFP and government settings. Her expertise spans business partnering, talent acquisition, employee engagement and leadership development. Laini is passionate about people and takes an engaging and collaborative approach to unlocking individual and organisational potential.

  • Workplace Investigator

  • Organisational change agent

  • GradDipBus HR Mgmt

  • BA (Psychology & Philosophy)

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Connie Juross, WorkPlacePLUS

Connie Juross

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

 

WorkPlacePLUS EAP's are facilitated by Connie Juross, an organisational consultant who is passionate about workplace health and wellbeing. Drawing from her extensive experience in coaching and counselling, Connie provides support and practical strategies to managers, teams and individuals who are experiencing stress and conflict.

  • BArts, BSoc Work

  • Post Grad Personality Disorders

  • Certified Master NLP Practitioner

  • Accredited member EAP Assn

  • Accredited Mediator

Joe Pannuzzo

Director Business Services

 

Joe is a highly commercial Senior Executive with 30+ years' experience including a proven track record of implementing transformational change in some of Australia’s leading and most dynamic organisations. Joe's extensive expertise includes strategy, governance, finance, risk and compliance, change management and conducting independent workplace investigations.

  • Fellow CPA Australia

  • Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors

  • BBus Accounting

  • Accredited Private Investigator

Joe Pannuzzo, WorkPlacePLUS
Melissa Schroeder, WorkPlacePLUS

Melissa Schroeder

Marketing Communications & Education

As a copywriter with a flair for desktop publishing and design, Melissa takes a creative yet systematic approach to developing and implementing WorkPlacePLUS’s marketing strategy. Melissa is passionate about communicating our brand consistently across all platforms and producing quality educational resources for our valued partners and clients.

  • Educational Resources

  • Media Relations

  • Partnerships & Conferences

  • BArts English Lit./Drama Theatre

  • CertIV Small Business Mgmt.

Alejandra Visser

HR Office Administrator

 

Alex plays an important role in supporting the business operations of WorkPlacePLUS, including accounts and HR administration, client relations, and assistance to the Director. Alex enjoys working with a diverse range of people and brings a positive attitude to every challenge.

  • Office Administration Specialist

  • Diversity & Inclusion

  • CertOcSV Social & Com. Services

  • Hospital/Pharma Background

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Our Clients

 

WorkPlacePLUS provides outsourced HR support, when you need it. Independent Workplace Investigations, Mediation & Conflict Resolution, Cultural Reviews, Complex HR Consulting & Outsourcing, Training & Development Programs, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) & Workplace Wellness. WorkPlacePLUS supports employers Australia-wide with a broad range of workplace matters, such as serious incidents e.g. bullying or sexual harassment claims; change management e.g. right sizing or implementing new infection control protocols; resolving disputes e.g. unfair dismissal claims or team conflict; facilitating difficult discussions e.g. performance management; developing or updating HR documentation e.g. policies and employment agreements, and fostering a fair, inclusive and mentally healthy workplace culture.