In an employment setting, one has to be aware of any relevant legislation that determines how to act in given situations. The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) details what duties are put onto employers, self-employed persons, or those who are in control of workplaces in situations requiring reporting of incidents. This article explains some key definitions involved with the legislation, as well as some other associated things that are required to be reported. Continue reading “RIDDOR – Definition, Legislation and Employee Training”
The safest method of dealing with fires is to take steps to prevent them. The leading causes of property fires are faulty wiring and power outlets, yet these are also arguably the most easily avoided fires. This article covers some basic steps in Fire Prevention and looks at the importance of Fire Safety Awareness. Continue reading “Fire Safety Awareness – prevention and what to do in a fire”
As we approach national fire safety awareness week it is useful to review old checklists (and update) to ensure the information we offer on this site is accurate. Fires and explosions caused 261 fatalities in 2017, in addition to damage and loss of business equipment and buildings. These are good reasons every business needs a fire prevention plan. Here are some workplace fire safety tips: Continue reading “Workplace fire safety – fire safety checklist for employers”
Your employees are the core of your small business. Careful employee management is key to making sure you get the most out of them. They may be skilled individually, but if led poorly, they’ll never perform at their best. Here are a few things you and your managers can do to lead employees to greatness. Continue reading “5 Critical Elements of Effective Employee Management”
Individuals make decisions every day with little regard to others, but in a business setting, those in charge cannot afford to take the decision making process lightly. Whether a business is small or quite large with hundreds of employees, managers faced with the role as the primary decision maker must possess the skills to handle decisions in a well-thought-out manner that is best for everyone involved, as well as the business.
According to Umass/Dartmouth, there are seven basic steps of the decision-making process. These steps can be simplified in a way that any manager can grasp and apply in the workplace. Continue reading “Management: The Simplified 7-Step Decision Making Process”
Managing employee sickness absence – It’s a problem most managers come up against at some point in their career. A staff member, previously productive and an asset to the team, starts to phone in sick more and more often. By the time it’s begun to raise eyebrows, it’s already a problem that needs dealing with.
Quite apart from the disruption of frequent absenteeism, this is an issue that can drain staff morale rapidly. So how should you handle the situation?
Training online offers certain advantages that are difficult to ignore:
• Flexibility. Students can enrol at any time of the year, and complete their training at a time that suits them. This means that studies can easily be fitted around home and work responsibilities.
• Personalised training. Online training allows students and employers to track progress at any time, as well as to choose the teaching methods they find most effective. The learning process can be undertaken at a pace that suits the individual.
• Cost. Online learning can be provided at a lower cost than face to face training, making it a more affordable option. With twenty four hour access to learning materials, the learners are able to study at a time that is convenient for the business. Face to face training provides excellent results, but also requires staff to be relieved of other duties while they attend the course.
Distance learning provides a different training experience and cost-effective solution for employers.