Workplace Communicator Blog

Three Tips to Reduce the Time to Induct New Employees (Part 1)

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Sep 5, 2011

In many companies, time is precious.  And finding the time to train is problematic.

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Topics: improving safety training, improving induction training, improving workplace communication, reducing induction training time, improving staff presentations, induction timing

Why Using Visuals in your Communication is so Important

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Aug 1, 2011

We've all heard the term "Death by PowerPoint" and the majority of us have been scarred by poor presentations and classroom learning techniques, at some point in our life.

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Topics: improving safety training, visual communication, workplace safety communication, improving workplace communication, workplace training, improving staff presentations, how to communicate workplace safety messages, training materials

How to Make the Best Workplace Training Video for your Employees

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Apr 11, 2011

Picture Alert: Inappropriate visual. Example of how bad it is to put the wrong visuals with your content. It doesn't matter if the picture is nice or funny.

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Topics: improving safety training, improving consistency in workplace, staff training videos, training video, training videos, safety training videos, video production, training video effectiveness

Real Cost of Workplace Injuries: A Case for Boosting Workplace Safety

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Tue, Mar 15, 2011

Since the early 1990's, most companies have got their act together and decreased their workplace injuries (see chart).  After all, it's a no-brainer that workplace safety accidents cost businesses lots of money each year.  And from a human perspective, it's always a good idea to look after people.

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Topics: improving safety training, workplace injury costs, workplace health, safety videos, incident rates, workplace performance, workplace safety, improving workplace performance through video, improving safety standards, health and safety, workplace injury rates, improving incident rates

How to improve your Workplace Training Presentations

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Nov 29, 2010

Death by PowerPoint.

Many of us have experienced sitting in a presentation that involves lots and lots of PowerPoint slides that bore us rather than engage us.

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Topics: improving safety training, staff training videos, training professionals, improving training presentations, staff presentations, improving staff presentations, induction training

The Importance of "Show and Tell" in Workplace Training

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Tue, Nov 16, 2010

We all remember as kids having to stand up in front of the classroom and do a "Show and Tell" session to the class about our newest toy.

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Topics: improving safety training, staff training videos, training professionals, training demonstrations, training show and tell, training videos, induction training, staff training customer training videos, Show and tell (education), safety demonstrations

How to Improve Effectiveness of Occupational Health & Safety Training

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Nov 8, 2010

Research has found that the most engaging methods of safety training are, on average, approximately three times more effectivethan the least engaging methods in promoting knowledge and skillacquisition, as well as reducing accidents,illnesses, and injuries.

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Topics: improving safety training, importance of active safety training, training professionals, problems with passive safety training, safety professionals, induction training