Local governments embracing online to train and communicate with staff*

Local governments around Australia are getting better at training and communicating with their staff.

Online training and compliance company, Learning Seat, has seen increased interest in local councils around Australia implementing its services.

Chief executive officer of Learning Seat, Tim Legge said: "What local councils are really finding true benefit in is the way they can easily communicate company and regulatory information to their staff members simply through online training."

Learning Seat offers local councils a range of courses in compliance including: Workplace Health & Safety, Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Manual Handling, Bullying Prevention, Sexual Harassment Prevention, Equal Employment Opportunity.

In addition, Learning Seat offers local government specific courses such as: Councillor Induction, Fraud Awareness (Whistleblowers) Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities

Mr Legge continued: "Online training allows staff at local councils to complete programs anywhere, in their own time and at their own pace. The need for local councils to consistently ensure their staff remains up to date with the latest regulatory issues affecting their local areas is immense. An online learning portal allows them to do this easily."

Learning Seat also provides local councils with fully customised induction courses to help manage the on-boarding process of new staff and tracking tools to manage course-take-up.

"With Learning Seat, human resource managers can also generate reports that track staff progress and course completion rates," said Mr. Legge.

The company's local government client portfolio includes City of Melbourne, North Sydney Council, City of Perth, City of Swan and Maroondah City Council.

*Copy supplied by Learning Seat