Hatching a Plan for Safety: Literacy Skills Development at Lilydale Inc. (2009)

Lilydale Inc., one of Canada’s largest poultry processors, operates manufacturing facilities and hatcheries in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Lilydale’s major challenge was a high rate of staff turnover: the company was losing between 70 and 85 per cent of its employees within the first 100 days on the job. New recruits lacked adequate orientation and training to deal with their responsibilities. This, combined with language difficulties encountered by some employees, raised concerns about health and safety on the plant floor.

Management took the initiative to create in-depth orientation and ESL (English as a Second Language) programs to overcome turnover problems and health and safety issues. The authors of this document describe the challenges, solutions and benefits encountered in the process.

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2010-11-23
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The Conference Board of Canada and Linda Scott. Hatching a Plan for Safety: Literacy Skills Development at Lilydale Inc. 2009. Web. 3 Mar. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library//research/cboc/lilydale/lilydale.pdf>
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