Top 10 Office Applications for Businesses and Professionals

The popularity of Office applications has not died.  A report by Okta, an identity management firm found that Microsoft Office 365 is the most popular application used by businesses in Australia.[i] Office 365 remained the number one application software in their network in 2016.[ii] Among the top office apps for Android, Microsoft Word, Excel and […]

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Top 10 Office Applications for Businesses and Professionals


Top 10 Skills for HR Leaders & Human Resource Professionals

HR leaders realise that without tapping into the skills of employees, they cannot achieve maximum growth. But to use human talent to its full potential, specific fundamental skills are required.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, human resource managers must have skills in planning and coordination, supervision, handling staff issues, and recruitment.[i] Moreover, the […]

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Top 10 Skills for HR Leaders & Human Resource Professionals


Top 10 Project Management Skills for Leading Managers

Only 56% of strategic initiatives are successful, a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit states.[i] The reason for it is poor implementation. In the survey, 61% of the respondents admitted that their firms struggle to bridge the gap between strategy formulation and its day-to-day implementation. “Strategy is intensely personality-and-relationship driven,” Roland Pan, Director of Strategy […]

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Top 10 Project Management Skills for Leading Managers


Top 10 Personal Development Skills for Leaders & Professionals

Einstein stressed that lifelong learning should be a focus because personal growth stops where there’s no learning. Continuous personal development is a necessity for top professionals, but failure rates are alarmingly high, Harvard Business Review states.[i] When a survey was conducted of over 1,000 people who worked on personal development, as many as 96% of […]

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Top 10 Personal Development Skills for Leaders & Professionals


Top 10 Administrative Skills for Today’s Office Administrators

In a survey conducted by OfficeTeam and the IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals) of more than 2,200 administrative professionals, 50% of the support staff said that they have skills that are not being tapped, while 7% felt completely underutilized.[i] Only 43% said that the full range of their skills and talents are being utilised. […]

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Top 10 Administrative Skills for Today’s Office Administrators


Top 10 Skills for Professional Trainers

For a professional trainer, the greatest measure of success is the success of the participants. Therefore, it’s essential for a professional trainer to have a special set of skills designed to impact the course participants in the desired way. The Australian Skills Quality Authority states that the most vital skills a trainer needs are knowledge […]

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Top 10 Skills for Professional Trainers


What Are the Top Eight Skills Required for Organisational Leaders in Australia?

Top 8 Leadership Skills Required by Today’s Managers According to a report by Harvard Business Publishing[i], the eight key capabilities leaders need to handle today’s complex business landscape include acting strategically, managing complexity, and promoting employee engagement. The report also puts emphasis on personality development, especially on adaptability and resilience. Lack of important skills in […]

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What Are the Top Eight Skills Required for Organisational Leaders in Australia?


What Are the Top Ten Supervisory Skills Required in Australia?

Top 10 Australian Supervisory Skills Supervisors in Australia have the difficult job of bringing the best out of their staff. Though it sounds simple, this requires a unique set of skills. According to Indiana University Bloomington, the role of a supervisor includes goal setting, decision-making, time management, delegation, and communication.[i] But that is not all. […]

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What Are the Top Ten Supervisory Skills Required in Australia?


What Are the Top Ten Business Skills Employers Want in Australia?

Top 10 Required Business Skills: Having the capability to work cohesively in teams, using effective communication skills, and analytical and problem-solving abilities are highly desirable skills in employees; a report by the Directorate-General for Education and Culture says.[i] Apart from sector-specific skills, and basic computer knowledge, graduate recruiters believe the following skills to be “very […]

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What Are the Top Ten Business Skills Employers Want in Australia?


Look After Your People and You Look After the Business

Positive psychology teaches us that if you improve the lives of your people you’ll improve the organisation’s performance. When people are happy, positive and resilient, organisations are healthy, stable and profitable. HR professionals know that if employees are disengaged with the company culture and lacking in motivation and spark, they’re likely to be thinking about […]

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Look After Your People and You Look After the Business


Training Investment Trends by Australian Government Sector (Federal, State and Local)

PD Training recently analysed the levels of investment in professional development training (non IT) during the past 18 months by clients belonging to the “government” sector, which included local, state and federal agencies across Australia,  and identified this sector concentrated the bulk of their spending on Lean Six Sigma (LSS) training courses and certifications delivered […]

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Training Investment Trends by Australian Government Sector (Federal, State and Local)


Using Personality Profiling Tools to Improve Training Results

Your company’s motto is ‘learning that people remember’. Do you see this as a problem with a lot of corporate training? …ie perhaps there is a lack of ‘learning transfer’ once the student is back in the office – what is learnt simply does not get applied and therefore it gets forgotten? How can this […]

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Using Personality Profiling Tools to Improve Training Results