Sep 7

Virtual Hazard Registers

Posted by Dave Griffith

HR Development is excited to be partnering with Beek to combine their virtual reality platform with our health and safety expertise. The first project we are bringing to market is a virtual hazard register that can be used for new staff inductions, ongoing training, contractor management and hazard management. Our 360 degree camera…

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Sep 2

Port Health and Safety in NZ

Posted by Dave Griffith

Port operations provides one of the most challenging and complex work environments from a health and safety perspective in New Zealand. A lot of people working for different organisations, using large machinery and vehicles, with tight deadlines are working fast and hard in a confined geographical footprint. The addition of water and weather…

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Aug 29

Corporate Training – 8 steps to a winning training framework

Posted by Dave Griffith

Corporate training design and delivery is changing faster now than it has in decades. The old diet of classroom based training is still on the menu but it has been joined by a range of technology driven options and lateral thinking. Training frameworks need to be carefully planned and fully integrated with capacity…

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Aug 29

Corporate Training – 7 ways to waste a training budget

Posted by Dave Griffith

The training budget is one of the first casualties in cost cutting. To a manger or razor wielding accountant,  the benefits of training are somewhat intangible and in the future so it is a prime candidate to make the supreme sacrifice for the common good. However, paying for human resource is one of…

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Aug 28

Time to axe performance reviews?

Posted by Dave Griffith

Workplace staff performance reviews have become a pillar of the vast swathe of administrative tangle otherwise known as ‘best practice’. Like many good ideas they started off with the best of intentions but have morphed into something that is often counter- productive in many workplaces. Many workers are now faced with an annual ritual…

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Jan 6

New Year – new job?

Posted by Dave Griffith

Andrew was on vacation. Temporarily chilled out and lying in the sun it hit him – he didn’t want to go back to his old job and old routine. He hadn’t been happy for a while but he didn’t know what to do next. The day before he and Anne had caught up…

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Jan 6

Health and Safety at Work Act – beware the circling sharks

Posted by Dave Griffith

The imminent introduction of the Health and Safety Reform Bill in the Parliamentary select committee process will sharpen senior management focus on what this means for the organisations they manage. There has already been a lot of hype generated by politicians and the mainstream media putting the wind up directors and senior managers.…

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Oct 30

Labour shuffling the deck chairs with Gay remit

Posted by Dave Griffith

The Labour Party are suckers for punishment – you have to give them that. After their defeat in the 2008 general election they have overseen one of the most successfully inept re-election campaigns in New Zealand political history. Their ambitious plan to tick off every political mistake in the book carries on this…

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Oct 29

Briscoes fined after customer trips over box

Posted by Dave Griffith

Briscoe Group has been fined $75,000 plus reparations after a customer tripped over a carton in the aisle of the Manukau Briscoes Homeware store in December last year. Briscoes was ordered to pay fines to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and $4000 in reparations to the customer, in addition to…

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Oct 21

Axed KFC staff get their jobs back

Posted by Dave Griffith

Following a public outcry KFC has been contacting laid off disabled workers with offers of re-employment. Some workers have leaped at the chance but at least five turned it down. Jared Dixon has autism and was last year forced out after 16 years working part-time at the Greymouth store. The 36-year-old was among…

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