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5 Ways To Become More Promotable in 2020

By |2020-07-24T11:57:16+10:00July 24th, 2020|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

Being more promotable is something that we all should work hard at being.  It is a delicate subject and one that should not be taken lightly. The hard part about being more promotable is that you need to determine what your boss will consider promotable behavior and making the right adjustments that will be good for you and for everyone else involved. 1 - Observe Peoples Needs  You need to figure out what you or your boss wants from you first.  This will apply to your personal life and your business life as well.  When you are observing what the needs of everyone are, you will be better able to understand what the importance of it all is. You need to think about the performances that you do and how you achieve your current goals.  Look for ways to make your life easier and more successful and [...]

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Great Tips to Increase Staff Motivation

By |2019-09-27T13:02:40+10:00January 1st, 2016|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

As an employer, it is sometimes difficult to know how to motivate your staff so that you can increase productivity and experience expansion. Every person is different, and therefore, motivated in different ways. While some employees are motivated by pay rises and promotions, others will prefer recognition and praise. For some, training is a huge motivator because it encourages them to develop new skills and increase their personal performance. However, for training to be effective, it is important that the employee is willing to participate and commit to the experience. Although you cannot force this, there are ways to encourage it. Here are some motivating hints: Honesty: It is important you are honest with your employer about the training information, expectations and desired outcomes. Don’t exaggerate, dismiss problems or promise promotions if you cannot follow through. Commitment: You must be committed to the employee to encourage the employee to be [...]

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Employer Training Obligations Everyone Should Know

By |2019-09-27T13:03:03+10:00September 11th, 2015|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Uncategorized|

If you are providing training opportunities for your employees, there are a number of responsibilities you are legally and morally required to uphold. Legal Obligations Employers providing any form of training are required to: Educate employees of their personal rights and responsibilities through the training process Ensure no staff members are experiencing discrimination or harassment Provide appropriate supervision and support Provide a training friendly environment for staff including those with specific needs Provide the necessary resources needed to complete the training Have appropriate insurance policies in place, e.g. heavy machinery. Moral practice Although not enforced by law, there are other obligations that represent good leadership and practice. These include: Actively reporting and recording the training and its outcomes Filling any gap left by training employees, e.g. providing temporary workers Providing strategies for any issues that arise due to the training situation. Responsibilities to RTOs If you as an employer have [...]

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Finding the Right People for the Job

By |2019-09-27T13:04:06+10:00December 8th, 2014|Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Leadership, School of Management, Schools, Training|

If you are a manager, one of the most stressful aspects of your job is finding good people to fill available positions in your company. Whether you work in a small business or for a large corporation, hiring new personnel can be a hard process to manage. There are many things to consider when you are reviewing resumes and arranging interviews, but if you attention to some key factors, you will typically find a successful match for your needs. The first step toward finding good people to fill positions is the advertising process. You can put in ads in local newspapers and make postings on Internet job sites. Be sure to word your ad in such a way that it adequately describes the most important skills needed for the job. If the available position calls for certain communication or technical skills be sure to list those clearly, and if applicants [...]

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Be Prepared for Your Career

By |2019-09-27T13:04:07+10:00December 3rd, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

What you were taught in school no longer applies to the job searching skills needed in today’s market.  The rules have changed…from the resume through the interview.   Don’t be caught with an “objective statement” on your resume, or asking the interviewer questions you should have researched on the web on your own.  Here are some hot tips for being a savvy career planner: 1) Identify your top competencies, strengths, demonstration situations and high point stories – Different behaviors for different jobs are needed.  Today there are sophisticated career planning assessments on the market to help you identify your ideal work environment. It is important for you to become very familiar with your strongest skills.  Then, whether it is a resume, a job application, or a job interview, you’ll be able to articulate them succinctly and professionally. 2) Identify your competitive advantage – the single most important job search skill is [...]

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A Career Built on Character

By |2019-09-27T13:04:22+10:00October 1st, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

"Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open." ~Elmer G. Letterman "The best job goes to the person who can get the job done without coming up with excuses or passing the buck" ~Napolean Hill In today's world, strong character is a rare find. Integrity, honesty, loyalty and hard work are some some traits that result in a strong character. Employer's value character and those who are known to be trustworthy and reliable are often the ones who will succeed. What About Politics? Political Astuteness is something that you may not learn in school; however, it plays a significant role in success in business. "Man is by nature a political animal." ~Aristotle Take Control It's important to keep in mind that you are responsible for your own career. Don't Expect the Human Resources Department to plan your career. In fact, don't expect anyone else to be concerned [...]

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Building Other People’s Confidence in You

By |2019-09-27T13:05:23+10:00February 3rd, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Understanding the meaning of trust allows you to work toward being a trusted and trusting person… But trust can’t be won overnight. Trust must be carefully constructed, vigor-ously nurtured, and constantly reinforced. Trust is established over time, gradually, through a long chain of successful experiences. In the early stages of relationships, whether personal or business, we extend ourselves in small ways and observe the responses to our actions. Then we take appropriate action, withdrawing, maintaining our behaviour, or extending ourselves a bit further each time until trust is established. And remember that, although trust takes a long time to develop, it can be destroyed by a single action. Moreover, once lost it is very difficult to re-establish. Frank Sonnenberg in Managing with a Conscience. It's great to have people put their confidence in you! In our last blog post we discussed some ideas of how to build other people's [...]

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Five I’s of Motivation and more!

By |2019-09-27T13:05:58+10:00September 11th, 2013|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Target Markets|

"Good managers don't motivate others. Motivation comes from within the individual. It is not something that one person does to another. What a manager must do is to find ways to enhance and reinforce the motivating forces within their employees. Employees who hear their bosses talking about motivating them may worry about being manipulated rather than motivated." Thomas Quick, The Managers Motivation Desk Book, John Wiley, NJ, 1985. Don't forget The Five-Is of motivation Interesting work. Not every aspect of a job can be interesting, but smart managers make sure that every job has interesting components. Information. Tell staff how the company makes money, how they’re doing at their jobs, and other information you can offer. Involvement. Let employees help make decisions. Independence. Give them a chance to work on their own, using a flexible schedule. Increased responsibility. More responsibility means more opportunities and more visibility in the company. All [...]

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Ideas on Meeting Management

By |2019-09-27T13:06:00+10:00September 2nd, 2013|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Target Markets, Workshops|

"Conducting a meeting without a plan is much like trying to build a house without blueprints. It can be done, of course, but the end result is likely to be less than desirable and the process can be expensive and nerve-wracking." Jack Parker, The Collier Quick and Easy Guide for Running a Meeting, Collier Books, NY, 1963. Here's an idea Never introduce an idea, strategy, plan, or concept for the first time in a meeting. Chances are, your staff will spend the whole meeting trying to grasp the concept - and that’s not what a meeting is for. Give them detailed handouts, and other reading material well before the event, so that they have an idea of what’s to be discussed. Then, make better use of the meeting time to expand, clarify, and improve the concept. Here's an idea If you’re planning to hold a meeting, particularly one where the [...]

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How to Organise Others and Save Time

By |2019-09-27T13:06:03+10:00August 19th, 2013|Leadership, Qualifications, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills|

Time management is really a misnomer - the challenge is not to manage time, but to manage ourselves. Stephen Covey in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Time-management invariably focuses on self - how you organise your day, your papers, your workload. But how well do your staff members use their time to benefit the organisation, you, and themselves? Do you really know whether they, and you, are getting full value? Your staff can save your time and theirs if you take the initiative and encourage them to be time-conscious... 1. Watch for the indicators of a disorganised staff. Watch for messages indicating that the time of the human component in your organisation is not being used to best advantage: You are frequently interrupted by staff seeking assistance, instruction, or direction. Your staff practises reverse delegation - referring tasks back to you. Deadlines are often missed or postponed. Staff [...]

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