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New online courses

LRI announces the launch of their updated Health & Safety suite including courses on Hazards and Risk Management, Common Workplace Hazards, Fire Safety, DSE, COSHH, First Aid at Work and more!

Click on this link to see course demos.

Bullying & Harassment at work

According to a recent poll carried out by the TUC, nearly a third of people have been bullied at work and more than one in three who reported being bulled at work, leave their job because of it.

It is not necessarily an individual picking on someone weaker or more vulnerable than themselves but it can be endemic within the culture of an organisation.  It is a serious issue in some workplaces today and should never be taken lightly.

Our course on Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace covers the basic information you and your workforce need to know, what the law says and the responsibilities of the employer and employees – all in a clear, concise and informative way.  Contact us today for more information or click here for a demo

 

New courses for eLibrary

LRI announces the launch of updated courses covering Fraud and Financial crimes; Hazards and Risk Management and Health & Safety in the workplace.  Visit the FREE Course demo page for more information.  These new courses are using the latest concepts for user interaction to increase learning, and are engaging to ensure the course is completed.

Bullying & harassment is a real issue

Scope, the charity which exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else, report today that 53% of disabled people have experienced bullying or harassment in the workplace. A staggering figure, but it is not only disabled people who are affected.

Bullying can come from any quarter, and it is a serious issue in some workplaces today.  Everyone should be treated with dignity and respect at work, but sometimes workers don’t know what to do if they, or a colleague, are affected.

Our course on Bullying and harassment in the workplace covers the basic information you need to know, and outlines the responsibilities of employers and employees.  It covers the impacts of bullying, what the law says and gives information for employers and employees, in a clear, concise and informative way.

Contact us on info@lri.co.uk for more information.

LRI at CIH South East Conference in Brighton

LRI will be exhibiting at the Chartered Institute of Housing South East Conference and exhibition in Brighton on the 6th to 8th March 2017.  Come and see us on Stand 82 in the Education Zone for demos of our LMS, VC and Shop4Learning.  We are looking forward to talking to Housing Associations about their learning requirements.

Launching Shop4Learning at LT2017

To complement their existing Learning Management System and Virtual Campus, LRI introduce shop4Learning. 

This e-commerce e-Learning platform is designed for training companies, learning providers or any organisation who wish to sell their courses online.  Using this platform it is easy to open an online store and start a journey into selling courses directly out to end users – be that organisations or individuals.

Without having to worry about any technical aspects, SCORM or AICC compliant courses can be loaded onto the platform, the look and feel can reflect that of the client, and the platform is flexible and scalable.

Start your journey into online learning with LRI today or come and see us on Stand R8 at Learning Technologies Show 1st and 2nd February, Olympia, London #LT17UK

LRI info@lri.co.uk or 01234 714 778

LRI at Europe’s leading L&D exhibition

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Learning Technologies, incorporating Learning & Skills, is Europe’s leading showcase of organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work. With more than 7,500 visitors, 150 free L&D seminars, 250 exhibitors, two exhibition halls packed with the latest learning technologies, innovation and best practice and Europe’s leading L&D conference, it provides a unique and exciting environment for all those involved in workplace learning.

In 2017 there will be even more to see and do and the combination Learning Technologies and Learning & Skills has created the biggest show in the entire learning sector.
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Modern Slavery… hidden in plain sight

A few years ago, I was looking for a house to buy.  We found what we thought was a suitable property, great location but the Estate Agent said it needed some work.  I thought it strange at the time that the agent said we could only view it during the day.  We duly booked an appointment.  The outside of the property was overgrown, a wrecked car stood on the driveway covered in ivy and the windows were dirty and neglected.  Oh, we thought, it must have been owned by an old person who couldn’t manage the house anymore… but how wrong were we?

On entering the house, the first thing we noticed was the smell – that smell of an old house that has never had a window opened. There was no electricity and all the rooms were empty of furniture, even the kitchen cupboards had been removed.   Yet in corners and against the walls were little piles of “belongings” – sleeping bags and a few possessions.  We quickly realised that people were actually living in this house, with as many squeezed in each room as possible, with little sanitation (and I have to say that the garden seemed to have been used as an extra toilet facility).  They were clearly working during the day and returned in the evenings to this squalid accommodation.  This was in Milton Keynes, and in our lifetimes!

Theresa May has vowed that Britain will lead the fight against modern slavery calling it “the great human rights issue of our time”.

Modern slaves (of which the Home Office estimates there are between 10,000 and 13,000 in the UK), are often said to be hiding in plain sight.  They are working in nail bars, on construction sites, in brothels, on cannabis farms and in agriculture.  Traffickers are using the internet to lure their victims with empty promises of jobs and education, even marriage.

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 states that it is an offence to hold another in slavery or servitude or require them to perform forced or compulsory labour.

But it is the amendment of the bill holds the most impact for modern businesses.  From 29 October 2015 the Transparency in Supply Chain Provisions requires businesses to publish an annual statement if they have an annual turnover above a threshold (£36 million).  The statement must confirm the steps taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in the business (or in any supply chain) or declare that no steps to confirm the existence of slavery or trafficking have been taken.  It is expected that most businesses will take action to present a statement rather than do nothing.

In a nutshell: for organisations who fall inside the guidelines, they must:

  • Prepare a slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year – including steps to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in your business or supply chain
  • Statement to include:
    • Current relevant policies
    • Due diligence in this area
    • Highlighting risk areas, and what steps you are taking
    • KPIs to measure effectiveness
    • Training your staff

Full details can be found http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/30/section/54/enacted

How we can help you?

As an on-line training provider, LRI Education can develop and deliver training to your staff and, where appropriate, into your supply chain.

Employers may require some individuals or groups staff to undertake training on modern slavery.  These may be staff based in other countries, where e-Learning will ensure that key messages are delivered in the appropriate way.  We also have the capability of translating learning into other languages, whilst always ensuring that your key messages are delivered in an engaging way.

Once the set of learners who are required to be trained is established, our Learning Zone LMS can monitor progress and fully report achievements.

This is an important issue and action needs to be taken now.

Contact us on 01234 714 778 or email info@lri.co.uk

LRI Education at CIPD show in Manchester 9 & 10 November

LRI Education will be exhibiting the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition in Manchester on the 9 and 10 November 2016.  The show is being held at Manchester Central (formerly known as G-Mex).

The CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition is the UK’s biggest HR event and has been running for nearly 70 years.

Whilst there is a cost to attend the conference, the exhibition is free.  Simply click on this link Click here to register free for the exhibition

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LRI Education at World of Learning show 19 & 20 October 2016

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LRI Education will be at the World of Learning Conference and Exhibition on the 19 and 20 October 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham.

We will be demonstrating our new look and upgraded Learning Management System (LMS), and our team will be on hand to talk about Content Development, our e-Learning libraries, Business Qualifications Academy and our Virtual Campus.

Come and visit us on Stand D130 (Hall 20).

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