Friday, 24 July 2015

Streamlining HR for Team Holiday

CareMonkey selected for HR requirements at Team Holiday

Team Holiday is a holiday program provider of full-day activities for over 35,000 children in Australia. The company has selected CareMonkey to streamline their HR processes, saving their administrators and staff time during their employee onboarding procedure.

Sam Hoath, Founder, Team Holiday
Sam Hoath, Founder, explains; "The information we collect and store on CareMonkey forms their staff record, which helps us remain compliant within our industry as per regulation. Emergency contacts, qualifications, personal information and other relevant information about all staff can be collected and available via the app anytime, anywhere."

Tim Arnold, HR & Business Development Manager, says "the automation will not only save time, but will ensure all staff records are up to date." 

CareMonkey eForms will be used to capture employee details including referees, licenses, bank details, tax file numbers, Working With Children Checks and HECS debt information. 

The automatic reminders will also inform the HR team of expiry dates - this will ensure that all staff working with children on holiday camps are compliant with industry regulations.

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Customer Stories - Mount St Joseph Girls' College

Mount St Joseph Girls' College - Customer Stories

We recently spoke to Catherine Dillon, Principal of Mount St Joseph Girls' College in Altona, Victoria.

We were very glad to hear that CareMonkey has had a positive impact on the school community.

Catherine comments:

"CareMonkey has been life changing, and I’m not exaggerating when I say life changing! It has taken out all the anxiety of chasing up forms from parents. As a drama teacher, my class goes on numerous excursions. In the past, it drove me crazy to get responses from parents. With CareMonkey, it’s so easy!

On one occasion, I forgot to tell parents in advance that the kids are going on a trip the coming Monday. I sent out the request on a Sunday and parents could easily respond and we were all set and ready to go for the trip!"

Thursday, 23 July 2015

CareMonkey implemented during Touch Football Australia Youth Tasman Series

Touch Football Australia Youth Team, prepared on and off the field at the Youth Trans Tasman Series

Over three successful days in January, 80 of Australia’s best Youth Touch Football players defeated New Zealand in the U18s and U20s divisions at the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series.  

Behind the scenes, Tara Steel, Sport Resource Manager, used CareMonkey to seamlessly manage participant data, emergency and medical details, consent and travel information.   She was thrilled with the performance of the system and found it easy to use.  

“The automatic collection of information, made it so easy and the in-built reminder emails did the chasing for me – it saved me so much time.” Tara commented.  

"The ability to then share the team participant data with coaches and team officials was incredibly well received. The coaches absolutely loved the ease and practical application of the system, knowing they were prepared and had all their participants’ information on their smartphones if they needed it. Fortunately we had no injuries, but felt better knowing any risk was covered. Overall I thought the system was outstanding.”

Changing the face of contact sport

Since April 2015, the NRL has worked hard on reforming their injury policies, implementing stricter rules to ensure players' safety.

As part of this focus on player welfare, CareMonkey was engaged by the NRL to develop a mobile injury reporting system. CareMonkey’s mobile injury reporting module allows trainers and officials to log injury reports instantly via a smartphone app, making it easy to build and maintain an electronic injury profile for players and providing instant visibility on all injuries across clubs, associations and the game at large.

Our CEO, Troy Westley, recently met with Glen Bertoli, Head Trainer at Waverley Oakleigh Panthers. Glen has been one of the Mobile Injury Reporting module's early adopters, and continues to provide the CareMonkey development team with useful feedback on how to make the app more user-friendly.

There are currently 308 players registered at the club. Since implementing the CareMonkey system, managing 14 teams and 10 trainers has become much easier and safer.

Glen Bertoli, Head Trainer
at Waverley Oakleigh Panthers
"We have a number of players at our club with medical conditions, some more serious than others. Our coaches are now able to access their players' up-to-date medical and emergency contact profiles via the CareMonkey system. It's a huge boost to our risk management strategy and provides peace of mind to parents and club admins alike."

Since the start of the season, Glen has reported 28 injuries on his mobile. "It now takes me minutes to complete an injury report. It has been useful to be able to log injuries at the end of each game."

Glen is also assisting the other trainers to get on board using the mobile app. "Migrating from our old paper injury forms to CareMonkey's mobile injury reporting system has reduced our paperwork. It is helping us to build a meaningful injury database across players and the club as a whole."

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Basketball Victoria Country to use CareMonkey at U12 Skills Day

Basketball Victoria Country has teamed up with CareMonkey to ensure that all their coaches, officials and participants can enjoy the benefits of a comprehensive Health and Safety System.

The CareMonkey will assist Basketball Victoria Country to automate the collection of information, allowing clubs to easily follow up and remind members, so administrators will no longer have to do it manually. The system trial commenced by utilising CareMonkey for all staff, as it provides a comprehensive Health & Safety System for business operations.

Basketball Victoria Country's manager, David Huxtable:
“CareMonkey is a significant development in managing workplace Health and Safety and gives me the confidence to know that the Health and Medical information of staff is at hand in case of an emergency.” 

Following this successful introduction, CareMonkey will now be trailed across the Under 12 Skills Days and will replace the old paper Indemnity Forms for approximately 1000 participants.

“Keeping up to date, relevant medical information should be simple. Parents retain control of the data and can update it at anytime. This system ensures your medical and safety information is up to date and reduces or eliminates administration overhead for Team Staff and parents.” David continued. 

The implementation of CareMonkey fits into Basketball Victoria Country’s strategy to reduce paperwork, time and overheads, whilst supporting participants and volunteers with the most up to date and accurate information available.

CareMonkey has gained immense traction in the Education sector in Victoria, and this has provided the management team at Basketball Victoria Country with many examples of the system's effectiveness.
“It will not be a surprise to many of our participants who actually already use the CareMonkey system for their children at schools.” David said. 

Basketball Victoria Country has worked in close partnership with Basketball Victoria CEO, Nick Honey, to enable CareMonkey to become a state wide resource for all Associations in late 2015 and into 2016. 

“Following the U12 Skills Day trail, Basketball Victoria Country will release further information and it is expected that a roll out to associations will occur.” David was quoted as saying.

Basketball Victoria CEO, Nick Honey, with Troy Westley, CareMonkey CEO, and David Huxtable, Manager of Basketball Victoria Country.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Innovation Finalist for 2015 ANZIA Awards

We are thrilled to announce that CareMonkey is shortlisted as a finalist for the Australian & New Zealand Internet Awards under the category Innovation.

They will announce the winners in Auckland on 27 August 2015.

CareMonkey and Victorian Seals Elite Water Polo Club join forces

Melbourne based National Water Polo League club, the Victorian Seals, is deploying CareMonkey to assist with the management of players in both the men’s and women’s squads, as well as coaching, team management and volunteer staff.

The National Water Polo League is Australia's premier domestic water polo competition that provides important competition opportunities for national squad members, as well as the next generation of Australian water polo talent. In 2014, the Victorian Seals were awarded the Club of the Year Award by Water Polo Australia, after an outstanding first season in the competition.

CareMonkey is an award winning risk management system that has recently been adopted by various sporting organisations and businesses across Australia.

CareMonkey automatically collects emergency and medical information from members, and makes that data instantly available through a secure platform on mobile devices. CareMonkey also provides mobile injury reporting, which allows trainers and club officials to log injuries on their mobile devices and instantly update a club’s injury database.

Victorian Seals club President Steve Blunt, commented: "CareMonkey gives us an incredible ability to have important medical information instantly available on a mobile device as and when it is required. Last season one of our players sustained a significant injury during an away game, which highlighted just how important it is to be ready for an emergency at any time. Obviously the security of the information was a critical part of our requirements, and CareMonkey meets those with ease.”

Troy Westley, CareMonkey’s CEO, is very excited that sporting clubs like the Victorian Seals can enjoy the benefit of peace of mind. “Having up to date medical and emergency information accessible is very important, and allows first responders to know exactly what to do and who to call in an emergency.”