J. Furphy & Sons Group Staff Engagement Survey launched

Thursday June 2nd 2022.

As outlined in the recent quarterly staff presentations we launched the J Furphy & Sons Group Staff Engagement survey yesterday. We’d love for you to take a few minutes to give your honest opinion on how things are going. This kind of feedback is healthy and important – it lets the company know what’s going well (and not so well) and helps decide where time and energy is best spent.

The survey is anonymous and confidential.  Your responses are not able to be identified to a specific person – the information is presented but the system does not allow me or any other user to identify who gave the response.  It does allow us however to hear your comments and work to solve problems and/or celebrate things that are going well.  So tell us what you really think.

The survey is now open for completion and you have until Friday, June 17 to submit your response.  You should have received an email last night inviting you to participate in the survey.  The link in the email you received will take you to the site to answer the questions and provide comments if you wish.  For those without an email address, your manager will be making a PC available at work for you to log on with an employee id to complete the survey.  There were about 10 bounced emails (where we had the wrong email address) which we are working on today to get them out to those people.

As you know the J. Furphy & Sons Group comprises Albury Galvanizing, Furphy Engineering, Furphy Galvanizing and Geelong Galvanizing. When answering the questions please respond based on the business/division in which you work.

I will be providing some summary feedback of the results at the next quarterly presentations in late July.  I look forward to sharing our insights from the survey with you all during that process.

Thanks everyone

Adam Furphy
Managing Director

New Employee Assistance Program for J. Furphy & Sons Staff

Thursday April 14th 2022.

It is with great pleasure that I announce today that we have appointed ACT Curious to manage our Employee Assistance Program  (EAP). This program – and many others like it elsewhere – support our company values and beliefs of providing a safe and caring workplace for our staff and doing what we can to assist.

This specific program is available to all of our Shepparton employees and their immediate families by providing support services and assistance in all areas of mental health, grief counselling and workplace well-being training.  Separate but similar Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)s are already in operation at Geelong Galvanizing and at Albury Galvanizing.

These services provided can be to address work-related and /or personal issues such as:

  • Work and home stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Addictions
  • Adjusting to major life changes and work life balance.

Michelle Trudgen and her team from ACT Curious are locally based here in Shepparton with access to trained therapists and have extensive experience helping individuals and organizations.

I will be asking the General Managers in each division here in Shepparton to arrange a convenient time in the coming fortnight for a divisional meeting with Michelle and some of her staff for them to explain the contact and support process as we launch our EAP.

I am pleased that we are now offering this support service to all employees across the J. Furphy & Sons Group.

Apart from that I would like to wish you all a Happy Easter break and hope you manage to enjoy a rest or a holiday or whatever you are getting up to.

Adam Furphy – Managing Director



J. Furphy & Sons Christmas Party  2021 – Tatura Races 20th November

A terrific day was had by all on Saturday at the Tatura Cup!  The rain did not eventuate and the sun made an appearance.  There were a few winners on the punt and some great fashions on the field!  Many thanks to Kylie Doyle for helping organize the day.  It was a bit short notice which probably prevented a few from coming along but hopefully next year we can get more along for another great day.  It was a tough job for the judges but the winners of fashions on the field went to Uday Vodapalli and Kath Morrison who each pick up the $50 prize.  Well done to them and to all the other honorable mentions.   Brad Jenkins, Alex Tranter and Jaedyn Trevaskis deserve a special mention for their mohawks which were matched in colour to their shirts – commitment!  For their efforts, the company will be donating $50 to their Movember pages!