The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2006-05-04T20:26:00Z TodayCorp announces further acquisitions: Integrated Training 2006-05-04T20:26:00Z todaycorp-announces-further-acquisitions-integrated-training Australias largest integrated online learning, development and recruitment company TodayCorp Pty Ltd, has acquired Integrated Training Pty Limited from Integrated Group Limited (ASX:IWF), making TodayCorp the largest Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Australia. Integrated Training is an industry leader in the provision of tailored, flexible, workplace-based learning and development strategies having built long-term relationships with over 250 employers across nine industry sectors. Courses currently include Business Services, Retail, Health and Fitness, Child Care, Hospitality, Finance, Transport, Distribution, Manufacturing, Food Processing and Warehousing. This acquisition for TodayCorp is a step forward in the development of our business in the accredited training market, said Joe Ward, CEO, TodayCorp. Were extending our national presence and complimenting the joint venture with Australian Business Limited, now known as the ABL State Chamber. The acquisition of Integrated Training follows TodayCorps strategy of strengthening its capabilities across industry verticals, learning services and accredited training. It follows the acquisition of Impart Corporation last September and a 60 per cent stake in Australian Business Limiteds Registered Training Organisation, Small Business Training Company (SBTC) in early 2005. The deal is also the start of a significant partnership between Integrated Group Ltd (IGL) and TodayCorp to offer IGL customers the TodayCorp Versity eLearning platform. As a result of this acquisition, TodayCorp has acquired a number of clients including Witchery, Fantastic Furniture, Repco, Mortgage House of Australia, Bakers Delight and Geelong Football Club. About TodayCorp TodayCorp is the Asia Pacifics largest integrated online learning, development and recruitment, company, providing web based interactive solutions for clients including McDonalds, Rebel Sport, Singapore Airlines, Vodafone, Rio Tinto and the Australian Defence Force. TodayCorp also provides learning consulting and learning systems integration to clients and is a registered training organisation (RTO) delivering accredited training in retail, business, hospitality and distribution. TodayCorp has won multiple industry awards including Best e-Learning Strategy Award from Human Resources Magazine. This award recognised Rebel's 10-16% increase in sales & an 80% reduction in training costs. For more information, please visit www.todaycorp.com About Integrated Group Limited Integrated Group Limited is a national leader in the supply of diversified services, specialising in labour hire, recruitment and training across all sectors of industry and commerce. Established in 1992 (as Integrated Workforce), the company has been at the forefront of transforming traditional labour hire and recruitment with its complete employment program. At local, state and national level, Integrated Group Limited tailor productive and cost-effective employment options from the provision of a single staff member through to complete workforce and contract management; including payroll, occupational health & safety and all other requirements. The Integrated branch network of almost 50 offices in all states and territories employs and trains more than 12 thousand people daily for client companies. Integrated is the preferred provider for many of Australias leading companies. For more information, please visit www.intgroup.com.au -ends- NOTE TO EDITORS: Joe Ward, CEO of TodayCorp is available for media interviews upon request. TodayCorp secures Australian Defence Force eLearning contract 2006-04-06T16:51:00Z todaycorp-secures-australian-defence-force-elearning-contract TodayCorp Pty Ltd, Asia-Pacifics largest online learning, development and recruitment company, today announced that their Impart subsidiary have won a keenly contested contract for the delivery of an online learning package for the Deployed Forces Support Unit (DFSU) of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The aim of this new online learning package is to ensure deployed Australian Defence Force Personnel are empowered with the knowledge to serve in threat environments around the globe. The package will enable military personnel to deal with potentially threatening situations by better understanding their circumstances and improving their ability to react and cope should such circumstances occur. The package will cover essential learning fundamentals including: basic health; hygiene; first aid, and cultural awareness training, along with a range of secure topics. This contract marks a milestone for both the ADF and TodayCorp, said TodayCorp CEO, Joe Ward. By using online learning developed by our company, Australias troops will be better prepared to face threat situations. This online learning deployment supports the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) Briefing Package, also developed by Impart, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TodayCorp, in August, 2005. The MEAO Briefing Package was specifically developed to prepare senior military and non-military personnel for deployment to the area, including former Defence Minister Robert Hill and General Peter Cosgrove, Ex Chief of the Australian Defence Force. Online learning increasingly forms the cornerstone of preparedness for personnel in a range of industries, says Ward. If safety and security are of concern, the use of online learning is critical in helping personnel to avoid making life-threatening and costly decisions that have a far-reaching impact. Some of Australias largest organisations are relying on TodayCorp to help address these situations. About TodayCorp TodayCorp is the Asia Pacifics largest online learning, development and recruitment company. TodayCorp also provides learning consulting and learning systems integration to clients within the Corporate and Government sectors including McDonalds, Vodafone, Singapore Airlines, Rio Tinto, Queensland Government and Australian Federal Police and Department of Defence. TodayCorp is also a registered training organisation (RTO) delivering accredited training in the retail, business, hospitality and distribution. In 2002, TodayCorp & Rebel Sport won the Best e-Learning Strategy Award from Human Resources Magazine. This award recognised Rebel's 10-16% increase in sales & an 80% reduction in training costs. For more information, please visit www.todaycorp.com -ends- About TodayCorp TodayCorp is the Asia Pacifics largest online learning, development and recruitment company. TodayCorp also provides learning consulting and learning systems integration to clients within the Corporate and Government sectors including McDonalds, Vodafone, Singapore Airlines, Rio Tinto, Queensland Government and Australian Federal Police and Department of Defence. TodayCorp is also a registered training organisation (RTO) delivering accredited training in the retail, business, hospitality and distribution. In late 2002, TodayCorp & Rebel Sport won the Best e-Learning Strategy Award from Human Resources Magazine. This award recognised Rebel's 10-16% increase in sales & an 80% reduction in training costs. For more information, please visit www.todaycorp.com NOTE TO EDITORS: Joe Ward is available for media interview upon request. TodayCorp secures Australian Defence Force eLearning contract 2006-04-06T15:54:00Z todaycorp-secures-australian-defence-force-elearning-contract-1 TodayCorp Pty Ltd, Asia-Pacifics largest online learning, development and recruitment company, today announced that their Impart subsidiary have won a keenly contested contract for the delivery of an online learning package for the Deployed Forces Support Unit (DFSU) of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).The aim of this new online learning package is to ensure deployed Australian Defence Force Personnel are empowered with the knowledge to serve in threat environments around the globe. The package will enable military personnel to deal with potentially threatening situations by better understanding their circumstances and improving their ability to react and cope should such circumstances occur. The package will cover essential learning fundamentals including: basic health; hygiene; first aid, and cultural awareness training, along with a range of secure topics. This contract marks a milestone for both the ADF and TodayCorp, said TodayCorp CEO, Joe Ward. By using online learning developed by our company, Australias troops will be better prepared to face threat situations. This online learning deployment supports the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) Briefing Package, also developed by Impart, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TodayCorp, in August, 2005. The MEAO Briefing Package was specifically developed to prepare senior military and non-military personnel for deployment to the area, including former Defence Minister Robert Hill and General Peter Cosgrove, Ex Chief of the Australian Defence Force. Online learning increasingly forms the cornerstone of preparedness for personnel in a range of industries, says Ward. If safety and security are of concern, the use of online learning is critical in helping personnel to avoid making life-threatening and costly decisions that have a far-reaching impact. Some of Australias largest organisations are relying on TodayCorp to help address these situations. About TodayCorp TodayCorp is the Asia Pacifics largest online learning, development and recruitment company. TodayCorp also provides learning consulting and learning systems integration to clients within the Corporate and Government sectors including McDonalds, Vodafone, Singapore Airlines, Rio Tinto, Queensland Government and Australian Federal Police and Department of Defence. TodayCorp is also a registered training organisation (RTO) delivering accredited training in the retail, business, hospitality and distribution. In 2002, TodayCorp & Rebel Sport won the Best e-Learning Strategy Award from Human Resources Magazine. This award recognised Rebel's 10-16% increase in sales & an 80% reduction in training costs. For more information, please visit www.todaycorp.com -ends- NOTE TO EDITORS: Joe Ward is available for media interview upon request. TodayCorp and Port of Brisbane develop online learning initiative for Maritime Security Identity Card 2006-04-04T15:26:00Z todaycorp-and-port-of-brisbane-develop-online-learning-initiative-for-maritime-security-identity-card TodayCorp Pty Ltd, Asia-Pacifics largest online learning, development and recruitment company, today announced that the company has launched Port of Brisbane Corporations online learning program, uniquely designed in preparation and awareness for upcoming changes in legislation pertaining to port security. Thousands of people throughout Queensland will be using the online learning program to ensure that the Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC) is correctly identified as being cleared to enter and operate in designated maritime security zones. Port of Brisbane Corporation is the first MSIC issuing body in Australia to approach awareness training via an online learning program. We were challenged in working with the Port of Brisbane Corporation on what is sure to set a benchmark in security preparedness within the maritime industry, said TodayCorp CEO, Joe Ward. From 1 January 2007, the Australian Government requires anyone working within the secure areas of a port, ship or offshore oil and gas facility to display the new, nationally recognised identification card (MSIC). Introduced federally by Department of Transport and Regional Services (DOTARS), the card involves a number of background and criminal history checks performed by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). The timelines set by the Port of Brisbane were ambitious but understandable in light of federal legislation, he added. -ends- About TodayCorp TodayCorp is the Asia Pacifics largest online learning, development and recruitment company. TodayCorp also provides learning consulting and learning systems integration to clients within the Corporate and Government sectors including McDonalds, Vodafone, Singapore Airlines, Rio Tinto, Queensland Government and Australian Federal Police and Department of Defence. TodayCorp is also a registered training organisation (RTO) delivering accredited training in the retail, business, hospitality and distribution. In late 2002, TodayCorp & Rebel Sport won the Best e-Learning Strategy Award from Human Resources Magazine. This award recognised Rebel's 10-16% increase in sales & an 80% reduction in training costs. For more information, please visit www.todaycorp.com NOTE TO EDITORS: Joe Ward is available for media interview upon request. TodayCorp rolls out McDonalds online staff recruitment solution nationwide 2006-03-07T18:37:00Z todaycorp-rolls-out-mcdonalds-online-staff-recruitment-solution-nationwide TodayCorp, Asia Pacifics largest online learning, development and recruitment company, today released McDonalds online recruitment and staff induction platform to all 730 restaurants across Australia. The platform, known as metime, is a fully integrated, multi-functional online recruitment, learning and communications solution that was piloted last year across McDonalds restaurants on the Central Coast in New South Wales with outstanding results. Metime, is a total end-to-end online solution allowing candidates to apply and be assessed online, and then following a face to face interview, receive an online new employee orientation and induction program before they commence their first shift. According to McDonalds Australia Vice President & Director People Resources Frank McManus, metime is proving to be an exciting and valuable initiative that frees up much needed resources and supports McDonalds e-People strategy. The pilot demonstrated to us the huge potential of metime to not only help select and train the best crew online, but to also reduce the time and resources required to do it. As a result of the pilot McDonalds Australia has been working closely with TodayCorp to increase the functionality and integration of metime before the national roll out. The business case for metime is very strong. We see it as the backbone of our e-People strategy that will over time become a comprehensive training and communications tool for all managers and crew. McManus said. Our challenge was to provide one recruitment and learning system that benefits not only managers but also our crew. Feedback from crew participating in the pilot clearly demonstrated that they found metime to be an easier and more effective way to apply for and be inducted into the restaurant. A diverse range of retailers including Rebel Sport, Downtown Duty Free, Australian Kitchen Industries, Thrifty, The Perfume Connection and Angus & Robertson use TodayCorps learning and development services as their extended recruitment and training departments. Our clients directly benefit from increased sales, reduced costs and increased compliance across their organisation, the Chief Executive of TodayCorp Mr. Joe Ward claims. In fact, we have a unique blend of expertise and experience that we believe makes it impossible for any other company to match us on quality or value in the development and delivery of e-recruitment and e-learning solutions in the retail sector. He said. About TodayCorp TodayCorp is an Australian company and Asia Pacifics largest online learning, development and recruitment company. TodayCorp also provides learning consulting and learning systems integration to clients within the Corporate and Government sectors including VodaFone, Singapore Airlines, Rio Tinto, Queensland Government and Australian Federal Police and Department of Defence. TodayCorp is also a registered training organisation (RTO) delivering accredited training in the retail, business, hospitality and distribution. Retailers use TodayCorp's award-winning e-learning technology & national face-to-face training network to deliver increased sales and reduced training costs. In late 2002, TodayCorp & Rebel Sport won the Best e-Learning Strategy Award from Human Resources Magazine. This award recognised Rebel's 10-16% increase in sales & an 80% reduction in training costs. -ends - Rural Pharmacist uses online training to increase retail sales 2005-10-17T12:41:00Z rural-pharmacist-uses-online-training-to-increase-retail-sales TodayCorp Pty Ltd, Asia-Pacifics largest online learning, development and recruitment company, has today announced that SmartPharm, a pharmaceutical industry initiative of TodayCorps Healthcare Division, has signed the Orana Mall Pharmacy for use of its online training platform. The Orana Mall Pharmacy based in the Central Western New South Wales town of Dubbo has already started to implement the online training platform by inducting and training staff, with the ultimate objective of arming staff with the latest information and knowledge in retail pharmacy specific skills, disease state management and pharmaceutical products and services to increase the pharmacys retail sales. The first phase of the implementation included introducing new staff to the induction pack which included: Introduction to Customer Service; Introduction to Pharmacy Medicines; Occupational Health and Safety; and Loss Prevention as well as retraining the existing staff. The next phase of the implementation will include undergoing more advanced retail and skills training to identify and support staff members with skill or knowledge gaps based on the extensive reporting and analysis function of the online training platform. The induction pack not only supports our strategy to increase retail sales, but also measures the effectiveness of our ongoing training and marketing programs, helping our pharmacy become more competitive in what is a complex commercial environment, said Simon Blacker, proprietor of Orana Mall Pharmacy. With the Australian Governments announcement in February this year that over 5,000 pharmacies across Australia are now eligible to receive funding to connect to and use broadband Internet access, the ability for pharmacy staff to undertake up to date online training in rural and remote Australia has now become a reality. According to the General Manager of SmartPharm Warwick Marx, this is a classic case of how rural and remote pharmacies across Australia can use the Internet to directly benefit their businesses by increasing pharmacy specific knowledge, reducing costs and increasing compliance all in a cost effective manner. Rural and remote pharmacies are now using SmartPharm as a tool to mitigate risk in areas such as occupational health and safety as well as using SmartPharm as a tool to ensure the consistent delivery of training materials. As healthcare professionals, pharmacists and their staff are seen as trusted advisers in their local communities. If pharmacies are to safeguard their trusted and professional status, they cannot afford to have poorly trained staff, he added. About TodayCorp Pty Ltd TodayCorp Pty Ltd is the Asia-Pacifics largest online learning, development and recruitment company, and one of the top 10 eLearning solutions companies globally. TodayCorp is also a Registered Training Organisation delivering nationally recognised and AQF accredited traineeships in Retail and Business Management online. For more information, please visit www.todaycorp.com About SmartPharm SmartPharm is a pharmaceutical industry initiative of TodayCorps Healthcare Division. SmartPharm was established in conjunction with pharmacists and pharmacy experts, specifically to deliver online training, information and services to the retail pharmacy industry. For more information, please visit www.smartpharm.com.au Note to editors: Screen shots are available upon request. - ends - Retail eLearning trailblazer TodayCorp acquires Impart 2005-09-13T17:50:00Z retail-elearning-trailblazer-todaycorp-acquires-impart Australias largest online learning, development and recruitment company TodayCorp Pty Ltd, has acquired privately held Impart Corporation, making TodayCorp the largest company of its kind in the Asia-Pacific and the only end-to-end provider of an integrated online recruitment, training, delivery, measurement and management solution. TodayCorp will now expand its range of consulting services from staff competency assessment, training gap analysis and accredited training packages, to the integration of learning management systems and recruitment management systems. The expanded range of content services will include software application training, compliance training, accredited skills-based training, retail enterprise training and retail supplier training. According to TodayCorps chief executive officer Joe Ward, workplace based training delivers clear cut, bottom line benefits through increased sales and productivity, reduced costs and increased compliance. Compliance, particularly in areas such as occupational health and safety (OH&S), anti-discrimination and financial services reform, are increasingly important aspects of employee training and education as organisations struggle to keep pace in a complex and heavily regulated environment. Also as the skills shortages bites, employers are recognising that providing staff with ongoing quality training is extremely effective in attracting and retaining good people and are increasingly integrating this into their recruiting and retention strategies, he added. TodayCorp plans to integrate the products and services of the two companies, focusing on the integration of TodayCorps proprietary Versity platform with Plateau, a Learning Management System (LMS) rated by leading industry analysts including Gartner, Forrester Research and Bersin & Associates as a world leader in LMS functionality, technology and customer satisfaction. TodayCorp now holds the exclusive distribution rights in the Asia-Pacific for Plateau which is currently being used by some of the worlds largest and most successful organisations, including the American Red Cross, General Electric, Internal Revenue Service and Wendys International. TodayCorps retail clients include McDonalds, Rebel Sport, Angus & Robertson, Thrifty, The Perfume Connection and Downtown Duty Free. The acquisition of Impart accelerates TodayCorps expansion beyond retail into other verticals including healthcare, financial services, government, telecommunications, hospitality as well as building and construction. As a result of the acquisition, TodayCorp has acquired a number of government and international clients including Vodafone, the Queensland Government and the Australian Federal Police and is now the largest online learning development and recruitment company in the Asia-Pacific. TodayCorp is setting a new benchmark in the online delivery of enterprise and accredited training for the workplace of the 21st century, said Brian Finn, Chairman of Impart. The acquisition of Impart will add to the already impressive capabilities of the company, he added. The combined company will be called TodayCorp and will have in excess of 90 staff with operations throughout the Asia-Pacific and offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Singapore Earlier this year, TodayCorp acquired 60 per cent of Australian Business Limiteds Registered Training Organisation, Small Business Training Company (SBTC). About TodayCorp Pty Ltd TodayCorp is the Asia-Pacifics leading online learning, development and recruitment company, and one of the top 10 eLearning solutions companies globally. TodayCorp is also a Registered Training Organisiation delivering nationally recognised and AQF accredited traineeships in Retail and Business Management online. For more information, please visit www.todaycorp.com About Impart Corporation Pty Ltd Impart is a leading provider of learning solutions to the Asia-Pacific region. Imparts focus is improving organisational performance by growing the capabilities of people. From designing learning strategies linked to organisational business objectives, supporting organisational change initiatives through to business critical IT system implementations, Impart has the capabilities to ensure the success of the entire people-side of a project. Imparts integrated approach brings together strategic direction, curriculum design and multimedia content development, with technology execution. Impart has offices in Australia in Sydney and Brisbane, and in Singapore. For more information, please visit www.impart.com.au - ends -