Legal obligations: What you need to know when training staff

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When you’re training your staff, you have an obligation to yourself and your company to provide them with the tools they need to be successful in their jobs. The better you train your employees, contractors, and other team members, the better they’ll be able to perform in their positions – and the more your company will benefit.

But when it comes to training, you’re not just obligated to yourself, your company, or even the people you’re training – you’re also obligated to the law. There are certain legal obligations you must adhere to when training staff. If you don’t adhere to these obligations, you could find yourself facing steep penalties, fines, or negative repercussions for your business.

Legal obligations for training vary from state to state, but as a general rule, here are a few important things to keep in mind: Read More

Incident management: How to train your staff to deal with incidents

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No matter what industry you’re in, there will come a time where your staff will come face-to-face with a challenging incident. Whether it’s a workplace injury, a serious safety hazard like a fire or flood, or a threat or assault, your employees and contractors need to have the training to properly handle any incidents they might face while on the job.

The type of incident your team is likely to face will vary depending on your industry, but here are a few general guidelines on how to train your staff to deal with incidents so they feel prepared to handle anything that happens on the job calmly and correctly: Read More

Best practices for volunteer induction & training: how to make the process easier and more efficient

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If your company utilizes volunteers, the volunteer induction and training process is crucial. It’s an opportunity for you to connect with your volunteers, get them on board with your organization and mission, and ensure they have everything they need to be successful in their roles.

A positive induction and training process that’s fun, organized, and educational will get your volunteers excited and committed to your project, while a boring, disorganized, or uninformative process can lead to volunteers leaving your program in droves.

But how do you create a positive volunteer induction and training process? What is the best practice for training your volunteers in a way that gets them excited to partner with you? Read More

Top 3 hazards in aged care – and how to avoid them

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Working in the aged care industry can be a rewarding and satisfying career choice, but it’s not without its hazards. And if your business is in the aged care industry or you have contractors working on site at aged care facilities, it’s important that you’re aware of those hazards and take extra precautions to protect your workers.

Here are the top three hazards in aged care and how you can avoid them and keep your workers safe: Read More

Training is more than just a signature of completion: Checking competency

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Effective training of employees and contractors is about more than just signing off on a certification of completion. In order to get the most out of training and protect yourself, your company, and your team, it’s important that every person who goes through your training has a thorough understanding of what they’ve learned.

Checking competency is a critical part of the training process. If you’re not making sure that every person who goes through employee induction training understands the content, you’re putting yourself at risk for workplace accidents, poor work performance, and an overall negative experience.

Here are a few tips for checking competency throughout the training process that will help you assess the competency level of your trainees and make sure they fully understand what they’ve read: Read More

Induction training: how to streamline and get new employees up to speed the quickest

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One of the most important parts of running a successful business is employee training.

When employees have a proper induction training, they’re in a better position to succeed; they know how to perform the job, the policies and procedures of your company, and they become more familiar with your corporate culture and mission. Setting your team up for success with the right training is a win for them and a win for you. Read More

Incident reporting: What you need to know

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No matter how safe your work site and how careful your team, you’re going to have incidents. And when an incident occurs, you’ll need to fill out an incident report.

Incident reports are a must-have for any business running a work site. But what, exactly, are incident reports? Why are they important? And what’s the most effective way to report incidents?

Here’s everything you need to know about incident reports: Read More

The Benefits Of Cloud Based Solutions (And Why You Need To Go Cloud Based For Your Business)

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Cloud computing has quickly become the go-to solution for successful businesses of all types and sizes. And for good reason. Cloud computing (which is just another term for Internet-based computing) dramatically simplifies the way you do business, and by incorporating cloud-based solutions into your workflow, you can cut down on the time, energy, and money you spend managing your business.

Let’s take a look at some of the major benefits of cloud-based solutions: Read More