Today is the annual World Day for Safey and Health at work, which promotes the prevention of occupational accidents globally.
With the average Kiwi spending approximately 80,000 hours at work over a 45-year career, promoting health and safety at work should matter to everyone.
But it will be of particular interest to the budding Human Resources professionals out there, who are often responsible for protecting workers and implementing good health and safety practices at work.
Our New Zealand Diploma in HR Management includes an entire course on Health and Safety Management. This course will help you understand Health and Safety legislation in New Zealand, become aware of potential risks and hazards, and learn about policy, procedure, and reporting.
Of course, Human Resources professionals have incredibly varied jobs – no two days will ever be the same – and the programme covers much more than health and safety.
You’ll learn about recruitment, terminations, and everything in between, including new tools and technologies, HR ethics, change management, and supporting professional development.
NorthTec learner Kaylynn Baulcomb chose to study towards her Diploma in Business HR Management because she knew it would help her succeed in the world of work.
She was excited to find that she could study online on the eCampus NZ platform.
“I found out that NorthTec offered study online, and I realised that this would mean I could balance my two jobs with part-time study,” she said.
Asked if she’s applying what she’s learning in the workplace, Kaylynn replied “Definitely! 100%!”
“In my assistant operations role, I’m involved with resourcing and recruiting staff. In my study, I’ve learned about HR functions, how to recruit, and how to manage resourcing. The study mirrors what I’m doing perfectly,” she said.
Kaylynn believes that having the option to study online has been crucial to her success.
“I like the flexibility that online study offers because it means I can balance study with work,” she said.