Time and time again, Employment First Aid (EFA) Mentors witness firsthand the unrealistic school leavers in their first year out of school, assuming they will obtain employment through a trade. Unfortunately, it is not only school leavers who are seeking this way into the industry. There are many unemployed people who have more than likely […]
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Starting your first job is a new and possibly scary experience, so here are five tips on how to get through your first day and thrive in your new work environment. Get Organised Before starting your first job, be sure you are organised to hit the ground running. This includes showing up a little […]
What is Endurance? Endurance is the ability to endure an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way. It is the power to withstand something challenging; the ability to withstand hardship or adversity; the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity. Breaking the word down the noun, endure means to “suffer or […]
There’s no denying that being in the right mindset is one of the most important things when you are new to the workforce. Employers have a tendency to hire people that they believe have the motivation and positive attitude that will benefit the business by working hard and reaching targets. If you have a negative […]
Communicating with youth in the workplace appears to be one of the biggest challenges faced by an employer: a huge key factor being whether to act as a leader or a boss type of figure. There are certain traits that apply to a boss that can hinder communication, prove crucial to the relationship, and establish […]
Homelessness is about more than not having a home; a home means a sense of security, stability, privacy, safety, and the ability to control living space (Mallet, 2004). Despite steady economic growth in Australia, homelessness increased by 14% between the 2011 and 2016 censuses. There are now said to be 116,427 people without a permanent […]
There can be times in the workplace when we find ourselves forgetting our etiquette or manners. It can happen within ourselves, with colleagues or with customers. Each generation has been taught to be respectful regarding others and has ideally learnt what level of respect to expect from to others. There are times, however, when the […]
It’s important that diversity is welcomed and embraced in the workplace: diversity of gender, race, age, background, among other things. What people sometimes forget, however, is diversity of workplace experience and staff longevity within a company. High staff turnover refers to the number of staff being employed within a company and the length of time […]
Honesty is a fundamental in every business and in working relationships of staff, management and customers. Honesty creates trust and confidence within a business: if customers trust you, they will return, spending more money and buying more regularly. As this reflects on your character, your employer will come to trust and respect you more and […]
When a person is entitled or behaves in an entitled manner, they believe that he/she deserves certain privileges or special treatment (often in an arrogant way). The term “Culture of Entitlement” suggests that a rising number of youths today have a highly unreasonable expectation about what they are entitled to and deserve in the workplace. […]
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