Minimising the exposure to legal liability in schools

The recent High Court decision in Deal v Kodakkathanath [2016] HCA 31 has signalled the importance for schools to be proactive in providing workplace safety training for teachers.

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28 November 2016

[eBook] Maximise your career potential: Tips from a corporate headhunter

Headhunter James Fairbairn suggests what you could do slightly differently in each component of career management to increase the odds of maximising your career potential from 1 in 100 to 1 in 5.

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22 November 2016

Tips from a corporate headhunter #4: Showcase your talent and evaluate options wisely

How do you present and market yourself effectively on paper and in person, and make wise decisions on career opportunities offered to you?

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21 November 2016

Tips from a corporate headhunter #3: Manage your personal brand online and offline

If you manage your online presence right, you could triple the number of potential opportunities you hear about, by increasing the odds of recruiters finding you.

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18 November 2016

Tips from a corporate headhunter #2: Know how the career advancement game works

Whether you are actively seeking a new role or not, you need to make sure you are aware of every relevant opportunity in your speciality and location—advertised and unadvertised.

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10 November 2016

[Infographic] Maximise your career potential

Most people never realise their career potential – they have an average career shaped by circumstances, and not by their own actions to influence outcomes and events. Is there a better way?

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08 November 2016

Tips from a corporate headhunter #1: Start with a sound career management strategy

Contrary to common practice, maximising your career potential is not primarily about dusting off your old resume, adding your latest job description, and applying for advertised jobs en masse.

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03 November 2016

[eBook] Turning Technical Experts into Great Communicators

Strategic communication specialist Davina Stanley suggests that "using structure and logic to clarify your thinking before you communicate is hands down the best way" to appeal to your business(...)

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26 October 2016

Communication for technical experts: #4 Bonus questions and answers

Yesterday, I thoroughly enjoyed presenting a webinar hosted by Velpic to a very responsive group online. Our participants raised a number of great questions, and here is the essence of my answers.

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19 October 2016

Communication for technical experts: #3 Beyond analysing, communicate!

In this blog, I will focus on the importance of stepping back from your analysis early enough so you have time to think through your communication.

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17 October 2016

Communication for technical experts: #2 Explain what your data means

Data is the lifeblood of any research, and the bedrock of credible fact-finding. Why wouldn’t everyone be interested in data? Evidence is important, right?

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13 October 2016

[Infographic] Why Good Communication is Great for Business

When it comes to getting ahead in business, communication may be more important than you think. Here's a snapshot of facts and outcomes related to improving communication skills. 

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11 October 2016

Communication for technical experts: #1 Put your audience first

Technical experts, who specialise in analytical professions such as technology, finance and engineering, often don’t think of themselves as great communicators.

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04 October 2016

[eBook] 3 powerful ways to create brain-friendly training

Laurie Kelly, Director of Mindworks, suggests that "Training can be fun, uplifting and empowering when it is based on good principles of brain-friendly learning." 

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29 September 2016

Five big mistakes made in learning design

Do you spot any of these common mistakes in your current training program? Learn to design more brain-friendly programs by addressing the following tendencies. 

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27 September 2016