Time Management Tips

We all are faced with more responsibilities and less time.  Are you utilizing your resources effectively to complete tasks and meet expectations in a timely manner?

If not, try these tips:

Time Management

  1. Leave enough open time on your schedule to address unexpected responsibilities
  2. Create a realistic to-do list that includes both short- and long-term deliverables
  3. Recognize strengths and talents of all team members and if you are in a position to delegate, match tasks and strength accordingly before handing off
  4. Plan, prepare, and take the time to train the team member who will be taking over a new task, so they have the tools and techniques to be successful. Follow-up with them to ensure success.

Can I Have Some Chocolate with My Training?

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’d like to offer you some training tips from a chocolate pioneer, Cadbury.

According to the Cadbury web site, Cadbury Schweppes were forerunners in employee relations. Closing the skills gap was key for Cadbury as they allowed workers time off to further their education.  Valentines day vintage lettering backgroundThey also knew how important it was for employees to have a work/life balance as recreation centers were implemented in the workplace and company excursions were arranged.

The practices of the Cadbury Brothers a century ago are still successful strategies today, with employees serving on councils where aspects of company culture, education, and training were discussed.

How We Can Address the Skills Gap?

The latest on the infamous skills gap and some commentary regarding how it can be addressed comes to us from the following articles:

Confronting the Skills Gap – Are Higher Education Graduates Career Ready?

Closing Skills Gap Important for 2018 and Beyond

Dynamic Works can help close this gap with our Industry Scholars courseware that highlights high-demand industries in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries and offers practical solutions to gain experience and become trained in these occupations.Industry Scholars

This courseware entices those entering into or transitional careers into these sectors while giving them a clear picture of expectations for entry level and advancement positions along the career pathway.  Click here to learn more.

Building an Effective Career Plan through Assessment

blogttWhat is one of the first steps in effective career planning? Assessment! The purpose of assessment is to gather data to help you and your students or customers make decisions about appropriate career and employment goals to develop effective action steps and strategies for reaching those goals. Meaningful action steps and strategies cannot occur without effective assessment tools and practices.

Click here to see a simple online overview of assessments!