The Learning Cafe

Christmas is meant to be a happy time of year

  • Posted by Luke Sumich
  • On December 12, 2019

Christmas is meant to be a happy time of year connecting with family and friends.  Unfortunately, some families will be missing loved ones as they didn’t come home from work.    We’re committed making sure that every Kiwi gets home from work, safe and healthy, every day.  We want to transform the way Kiwi’s think about health and safety, so...

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CEO Musings – C skills

  • Posted by Luke Sumich
  • On November 22, 2019

During the conversation at the Trans Tasman Business circle event yesterday with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the topic of the ‘C skills’ came up. ‘C skills’ being Communication, Creativity, Curiosity, Collaboration, Cooperation and Caring. I have been pondering… If these are seen as the essential (and transferable) skills needed for us to cope with the future of work effectively….: Where...

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CEO Musings – The future of work

  • Posted by Luke Sumich
  • On November 21, 2019

It was fantastic to spend some time this morning with some other New Zealand businesses where Prime Minister Ardern was discussing the future of work and our people.  Whatever your political preferences are, I think we could all agree as Kiwi’s, that a focus on the holistic wellbeing of people is a good thing. In discussing the challenges regarding the...

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People like us listen to things like this

  • Posted by Luke Sumich
  • On November 8, 2019

With the exponential impact of technology on business, how prepared are you and your organisation for the future of work? ‘How can Business Leaders make the new world of work better for people?’ This podcast speaks with two leaders at the forefront of applying AI techniques such as automation and machine learning in the business world. And asks How can...

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Book Review: Life Is So Good

  • Posted by Luke Sumich
  • On September 16, 2019

Adele Holmes one of our superstar Account Managers has written our blog post for this month. Adele shares some of her key insights and thoughts about the book ‘Life Is Good’ a memoir of George Dawson. One of the most beautiful memoirs I have ever read, George Dawson hasn’t gone out and changed the lives of many à la Nelson...

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How to talk to your team after a crisis

  • Posted by Elysia Arnold
  • On March 20, 2019

When an event as catastrophic as the recent Christchurch terrorism attack on March 15th occurs, we are all impacted. The people in your workplace will be feeling a range of emotions. You can help simply by using a process that will enable them to talk about how they feel and find ideas for ways the team can help each other...

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International Women’s Day

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On March 8, 2019

Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change. Writing this blog is not what I expected to be doing with my Friday.   You see I’d planned to publish a “proper” piece about International Women’s Day today.  As Head of Sales and Marketing that’s part of my job – identifying suitable content for such occasions.  As a business where people are...

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Government Proposal – Tertiary Education Commision. What does this mean?

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On February 15, 2019

On Wednesday, the Government put forward a proposal to shake-up the Tertiary Education system, ensuring that vocational learning delivered in this country is done in a way which supports the needs of industries. Our CEO Richard Moxon has put together a helpful summary that helps highlight the key parts of the proposal. We believe this bodes really well for NZ...

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