Literacy and numeracy news and views

Literacy Works - March 2013Literacy Works - March 2013Literacy and numeracy news, reviews and resources: March 2013   moreBreakfast seminar: 19 March –The Warehouse and how literacy training improved communication skillsBreakfast seminar: 19 March –The Warehouse and how literacy training improved communication skillsJoin Workbase and EMA and hear how literacy training helped The Warehouse staff who speak English as a second language.   moreWorkplace health and safety training needs to be betterWorkplace health and safety training needs to be betterWorkplace health and safety training is often ineffective because of literacy and/or numeracy gaps   moreEverybody wins when workplace literacy is improvedEverybody wins when workplace literacy is improvedEmployers who invest in their workforce’s literacy skills are inevitably surprised at the positive difference it makes.   moreWorkplace literacy a hidden problem in many Manukau businessesWorkplace literacy a hidden problem in many Manukau businessesLow workforce literacy, numeracy and communication skills affect many Manukau businesses.   moreImproving employee literacy vital to plumbing industry successImproving employee literacy vital to plumbing industry successTaking steps to improve plumbers’ literacy will help plumbing firms to become more successful...   moreAddressing health literacy could help to prevent illness and early deathsAddressing health literacy could help to prevent illness and early deathsJokes about doctors’ poor handwriting & confusing medical jargon are common, but poor health literacy is no laughing matter   moreLiteracy the workplace accident ‘elephant in the room’Literacy the workplace accident ‘elephant in the room’Business leaders & literacy experts say more needs to be done to improve adult literacy to reduce workplace accidents.   moreMoney WeekMoney WeekMore work is needed to help New Zealanders make informed financial choices.   moreSmall Business: Literacy pays off at Deane ApparelSmall Business: Literacy pays off at Deane ApparelNZ Herald online article: Peter Mulligan, Operations Manager, Deane Apparel, on the benefits of a Workbase literacy progra...   moreSmall Business - Literacy training improves staff confidenceSmall Business - Literacy training improves staff confidenceNZ Herald online article: Remeny Weber from Labtests on the company's experience using the Workbase literacy programme.   moreAddressing Health LiteracyAddressing Health LiteracyAddressing health literacy issues could help to prevent illness and early deaths, improve health system efficiencies   moreManager, supervisor literacy gaps affecting business productivityManager, supervisor literacy gaps affecting business productivityLiteracy gaps amongst managers and supervisors is costing Kiwi businesses dearly and more needs to be done.   moreGovernment workforce skill policy needs detailGovernment workforce skill policy needs detailInvestment required for a robust and sustainable infrastructure for improving workforce literacy, language & numeracy skills.   more2011 Annual Report2011 Annual ReportWorkbase Annual Report 2011. Published 30th March 2012   more