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How the design and delivery of your training program matters

Ever attended a training program that didn’t flow or in which you felt confused or bored?  Instead of being inspired by the content and taking in new information, you’re watching the clock and wishing that people would stop dragging out the day by asking...

The link between WHS & your bottom line

Evidence shows that organisations who invest in health and safety culture have a competitive advantage. A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine looked at the financial growth of public companies that scored highly in the...

You’ve got the tools, training and systems…but how do you capture hearts & minds?

One of the most difficult things about creating a strong safety culture is engaging the hearts and minds of everyone in your organisation to take ownership of safety - regardless of their title or job function. Even with excellent systems and processes and...

Workplace to support domestic violence survivors with additional leave

In a landmark decision 3 weeks ago, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission decided to provide five days’ unpaid leave per annum to all employees (including casuals) experiencing family and domestic violence  which is defined as violent, threatening or...

Enter The WorkSafe Victoria Awards

The role that all Victorians can play in making workplaces safer will be highlighted at the 2018 WorkSafe Awards. Entries are now open for the 30th edition of the awards, with those who strive to improve workplace health, safety and wellbeing...

5 Tips For Working Successfully With Sub-Contractors

Organisations are increasingly including subcontractors in their internal training so everyone is aligned under a single Health & Safety framework.  Not only is this beneficial for alignment of safety behaviours,  but from a WHS compliance perspective you...

What makes good adult learning?

We work everyday with large companies with diverse groups of learners and talk a lot about what makes good adult learning. How do you build and facilitate really great learning experiences? It’s common to have group of learners in our training who work on the...

Financial Fundamentals – Making Sense of the Numbers

“Understanding the numbers” often creates a feeling of dread in leaders who are experts in their field, but haven’t come from a financial background. From understanding budgets, profitability and financial jargon, the ability and confidence to...

Why train face-to-face in an online world?

For all the benefits of having the world of knowledge stored in your pocket, why is face-to-face training still ‘a thing’? Why do countless organisations still undertake face-to-face training - and is there a place for instructor-led training  and online...

Soldiering On? Codeine Products Now Prescription Only.

Is your workforce “soldiering on” through colds, flu and pain with products that contain codeine? From 1 Feb 2018 they'll need a prescription for over-the-counter medicines containing codeine. This has implications for organisations who conduct drug and...
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