Tag: employment


Workforce development biggest challenge for NDIS roll-out

The roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been announced as the greatest change to Australian social policy in a generation. The move to consumer-directed model of care will inevitably bring about major and changes and challenges for service providers. Dr Brendan Goodger, Policy and Research Manager at the Community Service & Health…

20 Jan 2014, by Test1 Test1

Leadership & Communication

Mining engineering workers ‘in high demand’

A number of mining engineering positions are in high demand across Australia as companies seek to secure the most skilled workers in the sector. This is according to new research by recruitment consultancy Hays, which highlighted various trends in employment patterns across the industry. Mining training seems to be top of the agenda in Western…

22 Oct 2013, by Test1 Test1

Leadership & Communication

Leadership skills: Managing underperformance

When everyone is working to their full potential, a business runs like a well-oiled machine - boosting productivity and creating a healthy workplace environment. However, there are a number of reasons why employees may be underperforming in their roles, which will need to be addressed with the right leadership skills. So why might your staff…

1 Sep 2013, by Test1 Test1

Leadership & Communication

Top tips for staff motivation

The ability to keep staff motivated is one of the key characteristics of a successful leader, showing they have the charisma and drive to get the best out of their employees. And while it may be easy to put the effort in when it comes close to deadline day, maintaining that level of productivity when…

31 Aug 2013, by Test1 Test1

Leadership & Communication

Fine-tuning management skills after landing a promotion

Congratulations! You've worked hard, shown your determination and secured a much-earned promotion, meaning you're ready to take on your new role with aplomb. However, if you're new to management there may be a few skills that you need to pick up quickly, or at least fine-tune the ones you already have (it's unlikely you'll have…

26 Jul 2013, by Test1 Test1

Leadership & Communication

The power of persuasion: developing negotiation skills

Being able to negotiate effectively is a vital workplace skill, whether you are a boardroom executive forging an important deal or an employee attempting to secure a pay rise. For some people, the art of persuasion comes naturally, while others feel uncomfortable at the thought of confrontation, but here are some top tips that should…

12 Jul 2013, by Test1 Test1

Mining & Resources

Post event wrap-up: Katherine Regional Mining & Exploration Forum

Over 120 mining executives and professionals attended the recent Katherine Regional Mining and Exploration Forum and contributed to the event’s tremendous success. The forum offered local businesses the opportunity to talk openly with mining and exploration company representatives, fellow suppliers and other interested parties about the opportunities and challenges of exploration in the region. Opportunities…

20 Jun 2013, by Test1 Test1