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Empower yourself and
employees with online learning
As a business owner there can be a lot on you, in between running the
day to day affairs, and meeting all your compliance obligations.
Because of this, the Labour Inspectorate has free online tools like
business.govt.nz’s Employment Agreement Builder, and user friendly
information on employment.govt.nz.
As an employer, it pays to know your obligations – saving yourself
time and trouble by avoiding disputes, and potentially costly
Now with online learning modules it is even easier for you and your
employees familiarise yourself with your rights and responsibilities.
This service is available to you at no cost.
A total of 12 modules – six for employers and six for employees – are
now available on employment.elearning.ac.nz.
The modules are informative, interactive and a great way to help you
when you are bringing on new staff and reminding them of their rights
The modules are free to complete and will be particularly useful
for employers who have employees that are new to work or new to
The 12 modules take users through essential employment
information including working arrangements, employment agreements,
annual leave, other leave, pay and wages, and hours of work.
It is recommended that it is integrating it into your learning and
development framework by creating an organisation login which
will enable you to set up staff on the learning platfor m.
This function allows you to monitor who has completed the modules,
and creates a readily accessible record of staff who have been informed
of their employment rights.
The modules are also designed to be engaging to users with
features including quizzes and learning challenges, reference
factsheets, certificates of completion and personalised dashboards.
Nearly 2000 people have now used them, giving them a 91 per
cent approval rating. Feedback from users has called them ‘simple
and easy to understand’, and ‘very accessible and enjoyable’.
Try them out today at: https://employment.elearning.ac.nz/.
3M releases two-in-one daily cleaning pad
In an effort to provide its customers with a more
effective option for floor maintenance, 3M has
introduced its first Scotch-Brite clean and shine
pad, a two-sided low-speed scrubber pad for daily
cleaning and dustless polishing.
“Cleaning floors is one of the most time-
consuming and costly cleaning tasks for facility
managers, yet it is completely unavoidable,” the
company stated. “Floor maintenance requires
multiple steps, including cleaning, buffing and
burnishing to maintain high gloss and shine.”
Recognising that a two-step process is both time
and labor intensive, 3M designed the Scotch-Brite pad to clean and
shine in the same step, using only a low-speed scrubber.
The two-in-one daily cleaning pad can help cleaning staff reduce or
eliminate the need to burnish and save time on labour costs without
sacrificing results. Effective with just water, it can be used on most
coated and uncoated hard floors including VCT, vinyl, rubber, marble,
stone, terrazzo, granite and concrete.
Astghik Poladyan, 3M global portfolio manager,
said 3M is proud to introduce the new Scotch-
Brite clean and shine pad.
“Made possible by our proprietary technology,
this two-in-one pad is a game changer in daily
floor maintenance around the world. The Scotch-
Brite clean and shine pad is a highly effective
alternative to a traditional cleaning pad. It lasts
longer, removes tough black marks faster, and
gradually increases floor shine as it cleans.”
After using the clean and shine pad for a three
month period in academic buildings and medical
clinical settings which experience heavy foot traffic, US facility service
provider Janitronics Facilities Services reported a noticeable change in
“We were able to completely eliminate weekly burnishing in larger
open spaces, and there was no drop in appearance with the use of the
pad on auto scrubber,” said regional manager Bob Makin.
Cottonsoft Limited to celebrate
30 years at Clean NZ Expo
Cottonsoft Limited will be celebrating its 30 year anniversary in
May 2018 at the Clean NZ Expo.
The Cottonsoft business, originally called Plypac Industries, was
established by five local Dunedin shareholders in 1988.
In 2002 Plypac Industries was renamed Cottonsoft Limited and
the CottonSofts brand was born. By 2006 the Cottonsoft business
had reached the point where an additional manufacturing site
was required and the Auckland factory in East Tamaki was
opened in May 2007.
Today, Cottonsoft employs approximately 160 people, and its
supply chain covers New Zealand, Australia, Asia, USA and Europe.
The company will be moving Auckland operations to a new facility
twice the size of its current Auckland site in June this year.
“The new building will feature a brand new converting machine,
plus extra capacity throughout the warehouse, production and
office,” said Cottonsoft brand manager Stephanie Kernot.
Visit the Cottonsoft B2B team at booth 100 at the Clean
NZ trade show and catch the company’s limited edition retail
CottonSofts 30 year anniversary 30 packs that will be available in
leading supermarkets nationwide from June 2018.
The Scotch-Brite clean and shine pad
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