Leading Australian occupational health provider Jobfit Health Group is this month kicking off its celebrations of 25 years in business.
Jobfit was established by Dr Chris Kelly and his wife Liz Watson in 1996 who recognised a gap in the market to partner directly with organisations to provide healthcare to their employees, be it medical assessments for new recruits, designing health and wellbeing programs, or the specialised management of workplace injuries.
Since this time, Jobfit has grown from two doctors to over 300 employees across 36 centres nationally and internationally, servicing 5,000 customers across the mining, transport, agriculture, and healthcare sectors, to name a few.
Managing Director of Jobfit Health Group Steven Harvey, who joined the business 15 years ago as General Manager, says the growth and evolution of the business has always been driven by a desire to partner with clients to manage employee health and wellness.
“We’re really proud of our role in supporting businesses of all sizes to prioritise the health and wellbeing of their workforce,” Mr Harvey said.
“We have many clients who have been with us from the outset such as BHP, in addition to longer-term clients such as storage and handling business Viterra, where for 18 years our team has supported the annual four-month recruitment drive of up to 1600 casual staff for harvest.
“More recently, we have partnered with some of Australia’s largest companies and Government agencies to provide occupational health services to employees including pre-employment and health surveillance medicals and injury management.
“Over the past 12 months, Jobfit has also been busy assisting clients overcome the challenges of COVID-19 with services such as Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing, temperature screening and specialist medical advice in workplaces.
“I’m exceptionally proud of our team and the opportunities we have been able to provide for them as we’ve grown over the past 25 years in business,” he said.
Mr Harvey said if the past 12 months has taught workplaces anything, it’s that the health and wellbeing of its people is paramount.
“This renewed focus on workplace health will support our continued goal of expanding our footprint throughout Australia and internationally,” he said.