Top 10 most enrolled courses this quarter
With Work Safe Week occurring in October, Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) shot up the list and became course most enrolled into this quarter. This was followed by other compliance courses: Sexual Harassment Prevention, Bullying Prevention and Equal Employment Opportunity.
The top 10 courses this quarter are:
- OH&S in the Office 2010
- Sexual Harassment Prevention 2010
- Bullying Prevention 2010
- Equal Employment Opportunity 2010
- Introduction to the Learning Centre
- Privacy 2010
- Trade Practices – An introduction 2010
- OHS Manual Handling V2
- Ethics and Conduct
- Fair Trading – An introduction (NZ)
Online education: a sector ready to rocket
As a key player in the online learning industry, we are proud that Online Education was ranked third in IBISWorld’s list of 10 sectors ready to rocket (BRW Sep 9-15, 2010). According to the report, online education experienced a revenue growth of 13.8 per cent in 2010-11 which equates to $4.03 billion.
It said: “The industry will power on – albeit at a less frenetic pace than the 25 per cent growth averaged over the past five years – thanks to technological advancements, including software allowing better online interaction between tutors and students; growing acceptance of online education as a mainstream alternative and demand from adults seeking to boost their qualifications or reskill.”
This is great news and we are seeing this through the success of our own company in being named a Deloitte 2010 Fast 50 Technology company (see story elsewhere in this newsletter).
Christmas party etiquette
With Christmas party season now in full swing, general manager of Learning Seat, Tim Legge, was doing the radio and TV rounds in November speaking about office Christmas party etiquette. Here are his do’s and don’ts for office Christmas parties.
- DO allow yourself to have fun but remember it is still a work function
- DO mix up your drinking between alcohol and water
- DO look out for colleagues who may have lost count of their drinks and help them get back on track
- DO make yourself aware of potential implications from bad behaviour at the office Christmas party – it is not the time to take risks!
- DO turn up! It’s held for culture, engagement and celebration!
- DO NOT engage in overtly public affection with colleagues
- DO NOT hassle managers with your brilliant ideas for the company or pay rises – it is not the time and place
- DO NOT stick with your normal work group – mingle with those you don’t usually mingle with
- DO NOT leave transport to chance
- DO NOT get involved in morning after office gossip. If it doesn’t involve you, you don’t need to be involved!
Tim emphasised the need for employers to remind employees that it is still a work function so OH&S and sexual harassment laws still apply!
Check out his interview with Larry and Kylie from The Morning Show.