Workplace Communicator Blog

Announcing New Supervisor Leadership Skills for a Safe Workplace Training

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Jun 24, 2013

 

A new online training video course has been launched by Digicast Productions to improve leadership skills of supervisors, in order to improve safety performance and culture.

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Topics: CEOs and executives, training professionals, safety professionals, safety performance, supervisor leadership skills, safety culture, hr professionals

6 Items Companies Omit in their Health and Safety Manuals

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Feb 11, 2013

If you're reading this article, you know that any decent health and safety training manual has to include information such as personal protective equipment (PPE), emergency evacuation, incident reporting and so on.

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Topics: training professionals, safety manuals, WHS manuals, safety professionals, induction training, health and safety manuals

Announcing Online Induction Software Tool for Offsite Training

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Thu, Sep 13, 2012

An easy to use online induction software is now available for companies who wish to centralize their staff training at the one location and track the training status of employees and contractors.  It’s ideal for organisations, who no longer want the hassle of manually tracking employee training status or compiling induction training materials for new recruits.

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Topics: elearn, online induction videos, training professionals, workplace safety communication, safety professionals, contractor induction online, online induction software

10 Reasons to Include more Visuals in your Safety Communication

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Sun, Aug 12, 2012

Colourful pictures aren't just for children.  Adults are also drawn to photos and videos.  So it's no wonder that there's a quiet revolution going on.

Visual content is dominating the social media landscape.  Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube are all visually driven.  And they're booming.  It was only a little while ago, we'd even heard of Pinterest.  Now, it's the third most popular social media website in the world.  And it's all due to online photo scrapbooks.

But what's this got to do with being a safety professional, you ask?

The visual revolution doesn't just stop at just social media.  It's infiltrating all levels of communication.  The need to use more visuals to engage your workforce is just starting to build momentum.

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Topics: training professionals, workplace safety communication, safety communication facts, hr professionals, using visuals in safety

Safety Expert Interviews on Safety Communication & Safety Training

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Thu, Apr 26, 2012

At the Melbourne Safety in Action Show on 18 April, we filmed video interviews with four safety experts that we streamed live over the Internet. 

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Topics: CEOs and executives, training professionals, workplace safety communication, training videos, safety professionals, induction training, safety culture, hr professionals

How Parenting teaches you to be a Business Leader

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Tue, Mar 13, 2012

After my teenage brother had been misbehaving for far too long and my mother could no longer cope, my father finally decided to have a word with him.  It involved my father daring to go into his dark bedroom and to complain about his poor behaviour.  When that didn't work, my father resorted to shouting, using threats, then personal insults and then storming out saying he could not help my brother, couldn't stand him and that he wished my brother would just leave home.

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Topics: CEOs and executives, Communication professionals, training professionals, parenting teachers you business skills, workplace safety communication, safety professionals, Marketing/business development professionals, hr professionals

How to Create the Best Workplace Training Materials

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Tue, Mar 1, 2011

Companies often tell us that they are frustrated by how hard it is to engage staff with training.

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Topics: training professionals, training videos, workplace training manuals, workplace training, induction training, workplace training materials

How to write the CEO Safety Speech

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Thu, Feb 17, 2011

How the safety speech is written depends upon it's form of delivery (eg: written speech for the annual report, face to face presentation to staff or video presentation) and the audience. Ideally, the speech is tailored as much as possible to the particular group of workers as this will get more traction.

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Topics: safety communications in workplace safety, CEOs and executives, safety messages, Communication professionals, training professionals, workplace safety communication, communicating OHS messages, CEO safety messages, workplace safety messages, hr professionals, workplace safety, CEO workplace safety speech

Four Workplace Learning Trends to Watch for in 2011

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Wed, Jan 19, 2011

For those of you who are starting to review your 2011 training programs, it's time to take a look at what some of the experts are touting as the learning trends for 2011.

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Topics: learning trends 2011, training professionals, induction training, social learning trends

How to Decide Between an Off-the-shelf or Customised Training Video

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Tue, Jan 11, 2011

As a training video production house, we produce both customised training videos and training video courses at our video store.

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Topics: training professionals, customised training video, bespoke training, reasons for customised training, induction training