Office – Safety Passport

Version 2.0 of HR Developments successful Office - Safety Passport is in production. It provides quality health and safety inductions for new staff  and refreshers for existing staff, and is tailored to your requirements. Office - Safety Passport - Premium edition delivers 2.5 hours of online training that gives staff a great grounding in how to stay healthy and safe in an office environment. Office Safety Passport is a blend of customised vocam safety-tv E-Learning courses and our own in-house E-Learning platform - [...]

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Virtual Hazard Registers

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 shots recreate your workplace which is overlaid with hazard information and hazard controls. The first virtual hazard register for an aquatic centre is in production at [...]

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Corporate Training – 8 steps to a winning training framework

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 and capability initiatives. Retention and development are a lot more cost-effective than a conveyor belt of new employees who are waiting for the opportunity they 'really' [...]

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Corporate Training – 7 ways to waste a training budget

Yes he is pointing to nothing and that is precisely what we can achieve if we follow these seven simple tips. 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 the biggest areas of expenditure in [...]

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Do you have the skills to succeed at work?

What happens when new technology rattles the tectonic plates of your career? For Jerusalem-based graphic designer, Dalia Ben-Moshe, the earthshaking changes in design tools meant she needed to quickly go back to school. The freelance designer, who used to work exclusively in print, found she needed to understand and delve into web-based design to stay abreast of client demands. “The very definition of graphic design is changing so rapidly,” said Ben-Moshe. “As the world becomes more and more screen-based, employers [...]

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Workplace Harassment and Bullying

Victims of bullying and harassment in the workplace often feel isolated with no way out. Introduction Most workplaces have harassment and bullying policies in place. Many of these were written following the implementation of legislation such as the Human Rights Act, Health and Safety in Employment Act and Employment Relations Act. The emphasis for many of these policies was on sexual harassment and related inappropriate behaviour in the workplace. While most workplaces have seen a cultural shift away from instances of [...]

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Introduction to ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices Scheme (WSMP)

Introduction The Workplace Safety Management Practices scheme (WSMP) is a nationally recognised standard in organisational Health and Safety. Through its ten critical elements it gives a good coverage of what an successful organisations need to have in place to exercise best practice health and safety in their workplace. This introductory course gives and overview of the structure and content of the scheme. What is involved in participating in it and what are the potential benefits of achieving the audit standards. Many [...]

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Successful Health and Safety Committees

Introduction Employee participation in workplace health and safety is a required by law. Many organisations have put committees in place and provided initial training on the role of the committee. Often little has been planned in the way of refresher training. New committee members have come on over the years but they to may not have been given formal training about the role of the committee and their part in its operation. This course is designed to focus both old and [...]

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Millions paid for ITO courses where no credits achieved

Another case of governments setting up a scheme based on ideological theory and not regulating it properly. Then act surprised when scumbags take advantage of 'free' money.In 2009, $57.8 million of taxpayer money was paid for Industry Training Organisation courses for which "no evidence of credit achievement" could be found. Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce said "That's not a trivial amount, that's a big deal ... that's $58m to achieve no credits." "You can only measure it on credits [...]

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