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The introduction of positive duties to prevent sexual and gender-based harassment and to eliminate or control psychosocial hazards has raised the bar on compliance for all “Persons conducting a business or undertaking”. We believe that these responsibilities are especially challenging for small to medium businesses who don’t have their own specialist HR or WHS staff so we decided to design a solution for them.

You are a small business owner probably with 10 to 100 staff and you want to be a good employer but you are finding it tough to deal with the ever increasing compliance burden and the mental health and wellbeing challenges that some of your people have. You haven’t the training or experience in those things and you need to be focused on operating and growing your business.

1 in 4 Australians will have a mental health challenge this year so the odds are that you have some in your workplace.

The responsibilities that you have as an employer fall into the following areas (as set out in the National Mental Health Commission’s “Blueprint for mentally healthy workplaces”):

  • Protect: identify and manage work-related risks to mental health
  • Respond: identify and support people experiencing mental ill health or distress
  • Promote: recognise and enhance the positive aspects of work that contribute to good mental health

So you know that you need help but you are not sure where you can find all that you need to get this stuff right in a practical and affordable way.

That is where we come in. Ridgeline HR has been operating since 2000 and we specialise in “Helping PEOPLE in BUSINESS with PEOPLE BUSINESS” – from hiring to firing and everything in between”. 

We have the expertise in compliance and workplace wellbeing using a structured approach based in positive psychology to help with the positive duties and other change requirements in an engaging and compassionate way.

This is how our “Positive People Partner” offering works:

  • We effectively become your own People and Culture Manager
  • We visit your workplace on a scheduled basis, typically fortnightly or monthly 
  • We get to know you and your people and learn how we can be of assistance to you and them
  • We educate you and your team about key matters such as the positive duties to prevent sexual and gender-based behaviours and to eliminate or control psychosocial hazards
  • We facilitate the consultation process on key issues like those positive duties with your people so as to understand how your people see these and what issues might be of most significance for them in your workplace
  • We undertake the risk assessments and put together the risk management plans in consultation with you and your people 
  • We design the policies, systems and communications that need to be put in place and educate you, your leaders and your people about how they work, why they are necessary and what their responsibilities are
  • We are available for any of your people to call us for confidential discussions on any health and wellbeing challenge or other concern that they might have
  • We will advise and coach you and your leaders on any issues that you need to deal with in the area of people and culture
  • We provide you with access to our established network of quality employment lawyers and other specialists to help with specific issues as they arise
  • We’ll have a bit of fun along the way.

If you would like to explore our “Positive People Partner” offering further, please give us a call on 1300 108 488 for a free no obligation consultation about your needs and ways that we might be able to help.




Ridgeline Human Resources Pty Ltd
ABN : 24 091 644 094

6 Ellesmere Ave, Croydon Victoria 3136

1300 108 488