North-East Chapter: Are You Following the Occupational Health & Safety Act? WorkSafeNB Presents: Things you didn’t know, you didn’t know.
|DATE:||March 29th 2018|
|8:00 am to 12:00 pm|
All employers want a healthy and safe workplace. Safety at work can be negatively impacted by many factors, one of which is the lack of understanding about the OHS Act. The OHS Act applies to employers with 20 or more employees in New Brunswick.
In a strong safety culture, everyone feels responsible for safety, and they live it daily. Employees feel comfortable bringing up safety concerns with their employer. Effective safety leaders drive culture, which in turn, drives behaviours and sustains the change over a longer period.
Ensuring a safe workplace is an on-going responsibility for Business Leaders, HR Professionals, Supervisors and Employees. Today’s session will provide the link between the role of HR Professionals, the regulations, leadership, culture, engagement and a safe workplace.
Join us for this workshop with a WorkSafeNB Education Consultant who will prepare us as HR Professionals to address the critical issues within the workplace health & safety regulation framework:
- Roles & Responsibility of Employers & Employees (including Orientation)
- Rights of Employees
- Health & Safety program and it’s components
- The JHSC and their role
- Safety Culture - leadership and due diligence
|DATE:||June 5th 2018|
|5:00 pm to 7:00 pm|
The presentation is highly interactive, thought provoking and guaranteed to generate good, deep, discussion about how Change is, and should be, implemented in an organization. It is also, unavoidably – fun.
What must we do to bring about a Change initiative as smoothly as possible? Communicate! Communicate! Communicate! How much, and for how long do we do this? Until we get sick and tired of the sound of our own voice – then we take a deep breath and a drink of water and we start all over again. Communication isn’t something that stops and starts; it’s a constant activity before, during and after any Change initiative.
This isn’t exactly news. We sort of get this. I can ask any audience in the world to tell me the ‘secret’ to good Change and they repeat back “Communicate, Communicate and Communicate some more!” as if it’s been forcefully injected into their cerebellum. The problem arises when the questioning becomes a bit more detailed, “What exactly should we communicate?”
The response to that question is usually either a blank stare or the reasonable recitation of the reporter’s standby; Who, What, Where, When, How and Why. Not a bad start. If we’re writing a news article, then these are good solid questions. The Change Management problem requires all of those, and a few others besides. It’s not that the reporter’s questions are a poor tool; it’s just that they don’t address the peculiar psychology of the Change challenge.
When faced with Change – here are the questions that demand answers:
- WHY? – Why is this particular Change necessary now?
- WIIFM? (What’s in it for me) – If we don’t address this? They’ll listen to nothing else.
- MONDAY? – What exactly will we be doing differently tomorrow?
- WON’T? – What won’t Change?
- MIGHT? – What might go wrong, and what are our plans to mitigate that?
- WILL? – What will be difficult and what will we do to make that easier?
- SIGNPOSTS? – How will we know we’re making progress?
|DATE:||November 15th 2018|
|8:00 am to 12:00 pm|
Looking to grow, build or readjust your department or business? Need to attract qualified applicants when there is an industry shortage? Looking to develop your skills in recruitment and make this your best year ever? Would you like to reduce turnover?
It is not a secret that poor recruitment can make or break a workplace culture and can be a very costly mistake! Attracting, hiring and retaining the right people for your organization can be a challenge at any time.
Join industry leader Michelle Alcorn for this invigorating and informative half-day session that will reinforce your knowledge of industry trends and the impact of strong recruitment practices, explain how you can improve rates of attraction and recruitment, as well as clarify how you can foster a desired place to work resulting in a more productive, healthy and happy staff. People make the difference!!