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Reducing risk & liability at office parties

The staff Christmas party is an opportunity for your employees to enjoy a fun and social time with colleagues.  For the employer, it is a great opportunity to boost morale and celebrate the year’s successes and challenges. However, the relaxed atmosphere combined with alcohol increases the chance of risky and improper behaviours among employees. If… more

Directions apprentice takes out top first year award

Michael, Kieran & Dave

Directions apprentice Kieran Hug was awarded Top Automotive Light First Year Apprentice 2014 in the DVG Automotive Group and Polytechnic West Automotive Light Apprentice of the Year Awards at last week’s ceremony at Pines Restaurant. Hosted by Henderson’s Mechanical Services in Wangara, Kieran works with Michael Henderson and his small team on a wide variety… more

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Predictable costs help improve profits

Bill Smoothing: For a smoother running business Hiring an apprentice or trainee is a real financial commitment, just like hiring an employee. There are wages to be paid which naturally puts extra pressure on your budget. Normally GTOs (Group Training Organisations) advise that you only have to pay while the apprentice or trainee is actually… more

The importance of an apprentice or trainee to a business in 2015

With 2015 less than two months around the corner it is important you begin giving consideration to how many staff your business will be employing in the coming year. Just like no two finger prints are the same, no two businesses are identical. Directions recognises this and have adapted their apprenticeships and traineeships to provide… more