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Starting a new job is always challenging so it can help to ask ‘How can I make this a positive start?' The way to do that (and enhancing the company induction) can be found here. Both modules cover three distinct, but inter-dependent, areas: how you do your job; how to manage key relationships at work; and key business information.
It pays to be prepared when new staff members join the company. By starting an induction before the first day you can minimise disruptions to the team and give new employees a positive start to their new job. Employers who support new employees, to help them prepare for work before they start, will find that they settle into the job much more quickly. This module outlines key tasks and activities that should be completed before a new employee starts work to ensure they have a smooth transition into the job.
The problem when starting a new job is that enthusiasm and adrenalin can make people focus on being busy without allowing time for individuals to look around or reflect. This can work for new employees, as people pick up on their enthusiasm, or against them, if they miss important information or ‘signals’ along the way. But through the induction process you can highlight activities for the new employee, their manager and the team. This ensures that the new employee is able to contribute to the organisation as quickly as possible.
My Working Life provides the means for you to improve your value as an employee and get the maximum benefit from each job you do. This course will help you assess your won skills, knowledge and experiences allowing you to improve your job satisfaction, job performance and future career.
Before anyone embarks on any self development activity they need a baseline. This section provides a number of tools to help individuals gauge their effectiveness at work and provide a baseline for future development.
Career management outlines the appraisal process and explains how to actively manage this process. This is so that the appraisal accurately reflects each employees performance on the job and shows them how to align their personal objectives to those of the organisation.
Reliability is one of the most important areas that employees are assessed on. The organisation needs to know that staff can be relied upon to get the job done. This module gives practical tools and tips on how to improve efficiency at work (and home).
Communication is the means by which we build relationships, transmit information, influence others, gain support and encourage action. Good communications skills are highly valued and this module provides a range of activities and information to enhance these skills.
Effective teams work together without the complications of office politics. However, to achieve this everyone needs to understand team dynamics. This course will teach you how to build and maintain an effective and productive team relationships and handle difficult situations at work.
The relationship between you and your manager is the most important one you will have in your career. It is therefore important to understand how to make it work. This module offers insights and tools to help staff, and managers, build a mutually supportive relationship.
A good employee will understand the key principles of teamwork and how to manage relationships with their colleagues, business partners and customers. This module guides employees in team dynamics and provides tools for effective team work.
All workplaces employ a wide variety of people and it is impossible to expect everyone, to get along all of the time. This module helps staff develop skills to work with difficult people - whether colleagues, business partners or customers - and to deal with specific issues.
Meetings are inevitable at work. However, knowing how to run, or contribute to, a meeting is not always clear. Each organisation has its own style and this module explains what makes a good meeting and provides tools and techniques to ensure everyone can contribute effectively.
To be really effective at work employees need to pay attention to the business environment. This means understanding the organisation you work for and the industry you work in. By developing this knowledge you can influence day-to-day activities and decisions that affect the business.
Knowing the business environment operates on a day to day basis can influence the daily activities and decisions for all employees. This module teaches staff about activities adopted by the majority of businesses to manage day to day operations and long term strategy.