Month: May 2020

How to Hire and Retain Great Part-Time Workers

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services’ franchise owners have made improved employee recruiting and retention a priority. Todd Hopkins, founder and CEO of Office Pride, says treating people the right way is the first step. Article Author:  Bobby Halbrook, Owner/General Manager, Office Pride Hard-working front-line employees, many of them part-time workers, can make or break companies …

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ASQA Rapid Review Released

The Federal Government commissioned a ‘rapid review’ of ASQA’s governance, culture and regulatory practices. The review made 24 recommendations and “has provided the necessary evidence to inform improvements that enhance ASQA’s regulatory approach and continue to strengthen its capacity to engage with the VET sector.” All recommendations have been accepted. Proposed changes to ASQA’s regulatory …

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LSAY: What 25 years of research has taught us about Australian Youth

The Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth, or LSAY, follows young peoples’ transitions from compulsory schooling to post-school education and into employment from the ages of 15 to 25. The paper highlights the insights and sometimes surprising findings of 25 years of research. The themes covered The paper, which can be found on the LSAY website …

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Work-based learning and its role in CBT

Last year the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn, Germany, published a paper on work-based learning (WBL) and its role “as a pathway to competence-based education.” The work is wide ranging and several Australians are featured among the contributing authors: notably Stephen Billet, Peter Rushbrook and Roger Harris. The book This ‘anthology’ of 334 pages, edited …

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Training Top 125 Best Practice: Visa Inc.’s Technology New College Grad (NCG) Onboarding Program

The year-long program begins within 30 days of hiring. Key program elements include: cohort-based social learning, Tech “Step Up” Boot Camp, project-based learning, and mentoring and coaching opportunities. Article Author:  Edited by Lorri Freifeld The Technology New College Grad (NCG) Program serves all New College Grads (NCGs) in global payments technology company Visa Inc.’s Technology …

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Watching Out for Office “Summit Syndrome”: When the Passion Starts to Plateau

Excerpt from “The Art of Performance: The Surprising Science Behind Greatness” by Jeroen De Flander. Article Author:  Jeroen De Flander Andrew Thomson is a 36-year-old Ivy Leaguer with a dream career at an elite investment bank. He was quickly promoted from covering individual wealthy clients to managing the largest financial team in the U.S., overseeing …

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