SME Association of Australia - Welcome to the SME Association of Australia LMIP | Labour Market Information Portal myfuture: Australia's career information service LMIP | Labour Market Information Portal Top 20 Career Blogs for 2015 | Australian Careers Hub For people who are interested in developing their career and fast tracking their professional development there are lots of blogs out there offering advice and tips. There’s no need to figure things out the hard way anymore. By reading blogs you can benefit from the experience of others and save yourself the pain of learning lessons the hard way. The list below is 20 of Australia’s best career and professional development bloggers. Australian Institute Of Management The Australian Institute of Management has been helping people learn to become managers for 75 years. A recent post that we loved – Standing Out On LinkedIn Lifehacker Australia Lifehacker is one of the biggest productivity and work sites. A recent post we loved – Life Lessons From Garfield Bullseye Recruiting Bullseye Recruiting is a recruitment firm run by Will Thomson. A recent post we loved – The Power Of Saying No Womens Network Australia A recent post we loved – Be…..Do….Have Beyond Law Australian Business Womens Network Seek
The Changing Nature of Organizations, Work, and Workplace Home > The Changing Nature of Organizations, Work, and Workplace by Judith Heerwagen, Ph.D., J.H. Heerwagen & AssociatesKevin Kelly and Kevin Kampschroer, U.S. General Services Administration Last updated: 12-15-2010 Introduction Imagine you went to sleep and woke up to a work day in 1960. In today's world, the structure, content, and process of work have changed. more cognitively complex more team-based and collaborative more dependent on social skills more dependent on technological competence more time pressured more mobile and less dependent on geography. In today's world, you will also be working for an organization that is likely to be very different due to competitive pressures and technological breakthroughs. This Resource Page explores the changing nature of organizations and work, the drivers behind the changes, and the consequences for workers and the workplace. Description A. Changes in Organizational Focus: What does it Mean to be Lean? Key organizational changes include: B. C. D.
Job Guide 2012 Smart and Skilled Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW vocational education and training system. It will give people the chance to gain the skills they need to get a job and advance their careers. Smart and Skilled is being implemented in 2014 with an entitlement to government subsidised training commencing from 1 January 2015. NSW training providers are invited to apply to deliver training under Smart and Skilled. Applications close at 5pm Friday 8 August 2014. Prices, fees and subsidies and the 2015 NSW Skills List have been released (May 2014). VET FEE-HELP loans will be available for government subsidised training in NSW from 1 July 2014. Next steps in 2014 Read about next steps and the timeline for Smart and Skilled. Information sessions for providers were held in May – June 2014.
theconversation Looking back on the changes in office design over the past 30 years, it is easy to see why some employees feel as if they have been subjects in a giant ongoing experiment. For decades the office has moved from private, to open plan and more recently, no desk at all. These changes have been driven almost simultaneously by the push to reduce real estate cost and to also increase collaboration among employees. While savings in real estate costs appear to have been achieved, the negative effects of the open plan office on employees have now been well documented. A large body of research shows these offices are noiser; employees have difficulties concentrating and are unable to hold private conversations. The promise of increased collaboration in open plan appears to have very little evidence to support the idea. Given all this evidence, it is perhaps unsurprising that a recent study by Oxford Economics found the impact of open-plan office design is far greater than executives realise.
National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Qualifications frameworks describe the qualifications of an education and training system and how they interlink. National qualifications frameworks describe what learners should know, understand and be able to do on the basis of a given qualification. These frameworks also show how learners can move from one qualification, or qualification level, to another within a system. Over 150 countries are now developing, or have developed, a national qualifications framework. The Irish NFQ, established in 2003, is a framework through which all learning achievements may be measured and related to each other in a coherent way. Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) has responsibility to develop, promote and maintain the Irish NFQ. To learn more about the Irish NFQ select NFQ – Interactive below. Qualifications Frameworks in Europe and beyond The EHEA now includes the concept of a qualifications framework with an emphasis on learning outcomes.
TAFE NSW - Plan your career There is a wide range of study options available to you at TAFE NSW. Taking some time to think about your education and career goals can help you take the next step to finding the right course or pathway of study for you. Need help to clarify your career goals and identify a course to suit your needs? View map (Internal link) In Japan, working yourself to death it's so common there's even a word for it There's no end to stories and listicles and books telling you how to work more productively so you can spend more time with your family or doing the things you love. In Japan, there's not even a term for "work-life balance." What there is, though, is a word for "death by overwork." It's "karoshi," and it's considered such an inevitable result of Japan's notoriously gruelling work culture that it's hardly even discussed. But every year here, hundreds, maybe thousands, of Japanese people literally work themselves to death. Kiyotaka Serizawa was one of them. A year ago in July, the 34-year-old killed himself after working crazy hours - 90 hours a week during the last weeks of his life - at a company that does maintenance at apartment buildings. "His colleagues told me that they were amazed how much he worked," his father, Kiyoshi Serizawa, said in an interview in their family home. It began in the 1970s, when wages were relatively low and employees wanted to maximise their earnings.