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8 simple steps to gaining a Promotion

By |2020-12-14T10:45:32+10:00December 14th, 2020|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|

8 simple steps to gaining a promotion Getting promoted means going beyond the job description. You must build what management consultant Daniel Johnson has called ‘career equity’, in that way establishing your ‘professional net worth’. Career equity is achieved by developing, improving, and strengthening assets that will enhance your professional value in the management marketplace. Here are 8 simple steps to gaining a promotion that you can start implementing today... 1. Improve your knowledge and skills. To progress in your career, you need to assess your knowledge and skills to uncover any deficiencies. Work purposefully to remedy these weaknesses. Continue to learn. Participate in training and updating programs. Attend seminars and conferences to increase your knowledge, to inform yourself of new trends, and to meet influential people in your field. Read regularly the books and journals of your profession. Creative ideas can be nurtured only by broad, up-to-date knowledge. [...]

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The Key Benefits of Training Employees

By |2019-09-27T13:02:51+10:00November 6th, 2015|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, Training|

Although training sometimes seems like a large investment, the benefits your employees will experience should make it worth it. Training gives employees the opportunity to grow and develop their careers while providing businesses with efficient skills that keep it competitive. Turnover and Recruitment Through multiple studies that have taken place in businesses throughout developed nations, it is inevitable that businesses and organisations that place training as a high priority, experience less staff turnover. Keeping staff on board is often the most difficult thing for businesses and it is an expensive process to hire and train new people for the job. Staff who are trained through work commit to their employers because: They are in a place where their career is valued and developed They are able to take on more responsibility and achieve higher paid positions Work Flexibility Training increases the skills and knowledge of the employees, allowing them to [...]

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9 Steps to Help You Attract the Headhunter

By |2019-09-27T13:03:15+10:00August 19th, 2015|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 Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

Headhunters are specialised corporate recruiters employed by businesses to find top management talent for new jobs. Many managers dream of being phoned by a headhunter seeking an appointment or luncheon meeting to canvass interest in a too-good-to-refuse offer to join another organisation. Seldom, however, do dreams come true without planning and preparation… 1. Know how the headhunter finds a candidate. Headhunters stalk their prey by word of mouth, through data banks, in current business directories, by compiling press clipping files on any newsworthy high-flier, and by keeping tabs on all sorts of industry sources that might turn up the names of likely candidates. The best candidate is often an executive who is not only employed, but happily employed and not even thinking about leaving. 2. Take your first step to being hunted. If you want to attract the attention of a headhunter, you will need to identify what you want [...]

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The Great Advantages of Learning Culture

By |2019-09-27T13:03:24+10:00July 21st, 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, Training|

In the last blog post, we talked about establishing a learning culture in the workplace.  In this blog post we talk about other advantages to establishing a learning culture within your life, business or organisation. As well as personal development and continual up skilling, advantages to a learning culture include: Continual Competitive Advantage In today’s world, businesses have endless competition and it’s important to stay on top of new ideas and technology to maintain your edge. Benefits of this include: Motivated and committed employees Increased change management Better customer satisfaction Higher quality products and services Superior business performance  Motivated and Committed Employees Encouraging learning within your organisation encourages personal development for each employee. This gives them ownership over their role and the motivation to achieve excellence. Employees will become more focused, goal-oriented and passionate about the business’ goals. Having an educated workforce makes it easier for managers as they will [...]

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Brainstorming Success

By |2019-09-27T13:05:03+10:00April 11th, 2014|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

In our last two blog posts we have discussed the important of brainstorming to find the best solutions. We have a few more pieces of quality information we wanted to share with you on the topic to encourage you in your brainstorming processes! Give it a go and let us know what happens! 'There are many things that can block a person's creativity on the job, but the two biggest barriers are fear and lack of passion.' Unleash the creativity in your organization, Tina DeSalvo, HR Magazine, June 1999. Other idea-generators In addition to brainstorming, consider the following strategies for generating ideas: Moonlighting. Often we wake up at night, with ideas tumbling over themselves in our minds. Make note of them before they are lost. Keep a pencil and paper beside your bed. Record your inspirations - then go back to sleep. Solo brainstorming. If you have a tricky problem [...]

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Staying Competitive Through Training

By |2019-09-27T13:05:05+10:00April 4th, 2014|Online Short Courses, 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|

Do you ever feel like everything has changed from one day to the next? All of as sudden, Google has changed their SEO techniques...all of a sudden, new legislation has been passed within your industry and systems need changing. Change is constantly occurring and if we don't make a conscious effort to keep up with it, it is easy to be left behind.  Industries are constantly changing with technology, system updates, legislation etc. To ensure you stay on top of these changes and even lead the way, training is essential. By encouraging your employees to partake in recognised training that is constantly updated and renewed, your business will be kept up-to-date with the latest developments. Some benefits include: Business Opportunities If your staff are acquiring new skills within the industry, they will be more prepared to offer ideas, suggestions and develop new innovative systems or structures. This gives businesses a [...]

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Quiz on Managing Your Career!

By |2013-09-09T11:03:03+10:00September 9th, 2013|Leadership, Soft Skills|

Here's a short, fun quiz to get you thinking about your career!   How to develop a plan for action The statement, ‘If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there’, is taken from which classic? The Wizard of Oz Gulliver’s Travels Alice in Wonderland Robinson Crusoe   How to improve your chances of getting promoted How can you strengthen your credentials? Active membership of professional associations and committees. Involvement in community service organizations and clubs. Formal study (degrees, diplomas etc.). All of the above.   How to choose the best course for further study One way to avoid becoming another drop-out statistic is to do your homework on and explore fully the course of study which you intend to undertake. What three activities should feature in your preliminary considerations? Find out about the course or subject by approaching the course coordinator. Consult the course [...]

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