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THE LABOUR EXCHANGE CELEBRATES ITS 'BETTER ME' GRADUATES

The Better Me training programme has created a better, safer, much more positive working environment for The Labour Exchange as witnessed at a recent graduation ceremony for 20 workers.

“Companies have a business and moral imperative to do this sort of stuff,” says Managing Director, David Devereux. “In tough times we don’t have the resources to train and when things pick up we’re ‘busy as’ and don’t have time to think about it. We need to stop, take stock, rise above the mayhem and think about the values and the vision of the company.”

The HR team at The Labour Exchange has already noticed the difference Better Me has made. “It’s amazing to see the impact it’s had on the boys. Watching them grow and develop over the course of Better Me was awesome.” Moreover the HR team noted better engagement and communication, increased confidence, better understanding about completing time sheets, improved participation in Toolbox meetings, and more willingness from workers to work more hours.

At the end of the ceremony, Devereux congratulated graduates on having the courage to step up and devote time and energy. “I’ve seen first-hand the confidence they’ve got – it means a lot to me.”


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CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION SITE SAFETY AWARD WINNERS

The Labour Exchange’s Craig Sturmfels and Steve Malcolm were recently awarded their Certificates in Construction Site Safety at the annual Site Safe Construction Health and Safety Awards ‘Evening of Celebration’ at Alexandra Park. The awards acknowledge people, sites or companies/organisations who have demonstrated innovation and leadership in helping to improve health and safety in the Construction Industry.

Developed in collaboration with Unitec, the Certificate is recognised throughout the industry and is a great way for workers and management to advance their skills, knowledge and career. Candidates must complete a range of Site Safe courses, and each time gain Site Safe Certificate credits. When they have collected 40 credit they are awarded the certificate level NZQA qualification - the HIGHEST Site Safe qualification. Well done Steve and Craig.


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BUSINESS LEADERS' HEALTH AND SAFETY FORUM

Dave and Richie McCaw, in his role as a business owner, both attended the 2017 Mid-Year Summit, held at the SkyCity Convention Centre, where the central topic was 'Engaging the Workforcs as Experts in your Business'.

The keynote speaker was Dr Todd Conklin, the renowned US Human Performance Expert.


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CCNZ GOLF DAY

At the recent Civil Contractors NZ Golf Day the Labour Exchange won the prize for the 'Best Dressed Team'. The theme was 'Lions Tour'.

Unfortunately their golf was nowhere near to winning any prizes but a good day out was had by all.


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SAFETY BBQ

The Labour Exchange recently held a Safety BBQ for 150 people at 5a Madden Street, a Hawkins site. 

It was a good opportunity for the main contractor and other subbies to get together and discuss safety matters over a hot sausage from the BBQ. Many thanks go out to Jerry, Fiona and Julio from Hawkins for allowing us to do this.