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Feb

2012

Training and Development as a Staff Motivation Strategy

Most of the motivational models used today were developed in earlier decades, when work and workers were different. Intrinsic (psychological) rewards have become more important and prevalent and material/financial or extrinsic rewards have declined. Today’s workers are asked to self-manage to a significant degree—to use their intelligence and experience to direct their work activities to accomplish important organisational purposes. So how do you provide intrinsic (psychological) rewards ...

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Feb

2012

Training as a Recruitment and Retention Strategy

Training and personal development are a strong lure when recruiting new employees and retaining them. In a study by Linkage, Inc. more than 40 percent of the respondents said they would consider leaving their present employer for another job with the same benefits if that job provided better career development and greater challenges, ie. Training Training that helps each employee grow their skills and knowledge to better perform their current job is appreciated as a benefit. Training ...

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Feb

2012

Training – Stick with it and make it Sticky

Some businesses look at training as an optional expense. The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) found that companies with fewer than 500 employees devote fewer training hours per employee than do larger companies--and they spend more per employee. Businesses should make training a priority. The recession, new demographics in the work force and the influence of technology has created a climate where ability and innovation are extremely important for companies to grow and ...

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Feb

2012

Case Study – Club Cash Room Covert Surveillance Reveals Theft

Following cash discrepancies at a Sydney club, Barringtons conducted a covert investigation over a Christmas period. After successful application for a Workplace Surveillance Authority from the local court, two covert surveillance cameras and one recording device were installed within the Cash Room of the club. Based on the review of security footage captured during our surveillance, behaviour was observed that was considered to be illegal activity. Namely: A male staff member is seen ...

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Dec

2011

12 Top Consumer Trends for 2012

Getting ready for next year and came across this and thought you might be interested in the predicted consumer trends for 2012 from trendwatching.com. 1. RED CARPET  In 2012, businesses around the world will shower Chinese customers and visitors with even more tailored services and perks and in general, lavish attention and respect.  2. DIY HEALTH DIY goes ‘good for you’ in 2012: novel apps and devices will increasingly let consumers discreetly track and manage their health by ...
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