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Law changes will increase employers' risk...

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 9:34 am | Workbase

A health and safety expert warns of significantly increased risk to employers who allow alcohol at work functions. This is due to a combination of new drink driving rules, and the tougher new Health and Safety at Work Act that is on the way to becoming ... More >>

Few businesses ready for health and safety law changes

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 4:09 pm | Workbase

Too many businesses are ill-prepared for increased health and safety obligations under the Health and Safety Reform legislation that will become law early next year and this is putting them at risk, according to a health and safety expert. The new ... More >>

Making KiwiSaver compulsory carries moral obligation

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 11:15 pm | Workbase

Making KiwiSaver compulsory carries a moral obligation to ensure that Kiwisaver providers provide clearer information so more New Zealanders can make informed investment choices, according to a financial literacy expert. Katherine Percy - Chief Executive ... More >>

Obvious opportunity overlooked in education spending

Friday, 16 May 2014, 4:32 pm | Workbase

Budget 2014: Obvious opportunity overlooked in education spending The Budget has missed an opportunity to boost economic growth because it has not put more resources into up-skilling New Zealand’s current workforce, according to workplace literacy ... More >>

Major international adult literacy survey underway in NZ

Monday, 5 May 2014, 9:47 am | Workbase

Major international adult literacy survey underway in NZ A major international adult literacy survey is underway in New Zealand. A workforce literacy export says, rather than waiting for the results, the Government and employers can learn from Australia’s ... More >>

Low financial literacy puts home deposit guarantors at risk

Friday, 8 November 2013, 11:47 am | Workbase

Thousands of parents and family members could risk bankruptcy because they do not understand the risks involved in acting as guarantor for someone needing help to secure the 20 per cent minimum deposit needed to buy a home. More >>

Workbase Announce Appointment of Linda Watson

Friday, 23 August 2013, 10:13 am | Workbase

Linda Watson has joined adult literacy and communication specialists, Workbase, as a senior consultant. Her responsibilities include business development and client relationships. More >>

Research shows skill gaps put NZ employees at risk

Monday, 19 August 2013, 9:36 am | Workbase

A New Zealand study has found that most employees are being put at risk because they don’t fully understand their workplace’s health and safety information, documentation and paperwork. More >>

Workplace Health And Safety Training Needs To Be Better

Wednesday, 23 January 2013, 10:51 am | Workbase

Workplace Health And Safety Training Needs To Be Better A workplace literacy expert is calling on the Department of Labour to do more to ensure that health and safety training is adequate and fit for purpose. Katherine Percy - Chief Executive of adult ... More >>

Literacy the workplace accident ‘elephant in the room’

Friday, 21 September 2012, 12:00 pm | Workbase

Business leaders and literacy experts say more needs to be done to improve adult literacy if New Zealand is to achieve workplace accident reduction targets. More >>

Supervisor literacy gaps affecting business productivity

Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 2:16 pm | Workbase

Manager, supervisor literacy gaps affecting business productivity Literacy gaps amongst managers and supervisors is costing Kiwi businesses dearly and more needs to be done to meet this group’s needs, according to leading adult literacy and ... More >>

Government workforce skill policy needs detail

Thursday, 15 March 2012, 6:53 pm | Workbase

Government workforce skill policy needs detail The Government’s policy to develop a more skilled workforce will not work unless there is investment in developing a robust and sustainable infrastructure for improving the workforce’s literacy, language ... More >>

KiwiSaver providers must aid informed decisicion making

Wednesday, 19 October 2011, 12:20 pm | Workbase

KiwiSaver providers are not doing enough to help the public to make informed choices about their contributions and investments, according to a financial literacy expert. More >>

New Health Literacy Website launched

Thursday, 7 October 2010, 1:13 pm | Workbase

1,621,000 adult New Zealanders have poor health literacy skills (Kōrero Mārama, 2010). That means 56% of adult New Zealanders have difficulty obtaining and understanding health information and services to make appropriate health decisions. More >>

Benefits from workplace literacy programmes

Wednesday, 19 March 2003, 9:19 am | Workbase

Four New Zealand businesses are showing positive returns on their investment in workplace training programmes. More >>