How First Security turned individuals into teams through workplace training

How First Security turned individuals into teams through workplace training

Effective communicators, collaborative teams and concise report writers were at the heart of First Security’s goals for their literacy policy when it launched in 2005. A straightforward document with big vision, it was the starting point for the company’s journey …

Read More
How communication skills make Symonite’s manufacturing lean

How communication skills make Symonite’s manufacturing lean

Symonite’s been growing and, like any business, it’s been experiencing some growing pains – especially when it comes to communication skills. Misunderstandings around instructions from project managers, and a lack of confidence to speak up if they weren’t sure about …

Read More

Turning disappointment into development: Michael’s story

Goodman Fielder has always been passionate about developing and growing their staff – and for the last three years, they’ve been walking the talk by working with Upskills. Taking advantage of government funding for workplace literacy, Goodman Fielder has put …

Read More
Be Brave: Shirley’s Story

Be Brave: Shirley’s Story

Be Brave tackles workplace numeracy, helping students understand percentages and other equations applicable to the workplace. However, it does so much more than that – building confidence, tackling bullying head on, helping people learn to speak out, and changing attitudes. …

Read More
Be Brave: Jackie’s Story

Be Brave: Jackie’s Story

Be Brave tackles workplace numeracy, helping students understand percentages and other equations applicable to the workplace. However, it does so much more than that – building confidence, tackling bullying head on, helping people learn to speak out, and changing attitudes. …

Read More
Be Brave: Maree’s Story

Be Brave: Maree’s Story

Be Brave tackles workplace numeracy, helping students understand percentages and other equations applicable to the workplace. However, it does so much more than that – building confidence, tackling bullying head on, helping people learn to speak out, and changing attitudes. …

Read More
Communicating a cost-saving solution – Saimone’s story

Communicating a cost-saving solution – Saimone’s story

On the surface, Saimone seems like an ordinary guy. He’s an Operator at Waste Management Technical Services, and has been working there ever since he arrived in New Zealand. Married with kids, his main focus is to work hard, earn …

Read More
Speaking out and stepping up – the Watch Me Step Up story

Speaking out and stepping up – the Watch Me Step Up story

With a wide range of abilities and skillsets in the supervisory team, Ian and the team from Waste Management were keen to ensure that everyone had the minimum achievable levels of workplace literacy, numeracy skills, and digital literacy – not …

Read More
A change in the air for Waste Management Limited

A change in the air for Waste Management Limited

Running a New Zealand-wide waste and environmental services operation, with 1300 staff across 40 sites, is no mean feat. But by practising what they preach, Waste Management NZ is now creating a safer, healthier environment both at work and in …

Read More
Project idea cleans up at Waste Management Awards

Project idea cleans up at Waste Management Awards

Jackie, Jono and Ken from Waste Management Napier took the improvement project they developed through their Skills First training sessions all the way to the top – winning the Waste Management Award for Health and Safety this week. The Upskills …

Read More