Must be able to hit the ground running

Written on the 1 February 2011

JUNE 2010

THE ultra-competitive employment market means business graduates need more than high academic results and qualifications to stand out, according to an expert in management education.

Director of management and entrepreneurship consultancy Positive Leadership, Seamus Tattersall, says companies are after recruits who can deliver immediate results.

“Workplaces want ‘applicable knowledge’. They are looking for employees who can hit the ground running; they don’t want to waste time re-educating new starters,” says Tattersall, who teaches the business management curriculum at Southbank Institute of Technology.

“In a competitive workplace, employers want to see the person’s practical experience as well as their qualification.”

Tattersall says tertiary education institutions are finding an increasing demand from executives as workplace competition heats up.

“My students come from all walks of life including the public sector, from large companies, from SMEs, and some are business owners,” he says.

“Our accelerated and advanced diplomas are aimed at those who are already in the workforce and are looking for career advancement, or for those looking for qualifications to support their industry experience. It’s designed to give people in the field the opportunity to formalise their knowledge in an academic and collegiate environment.”


Latest News

STAFF CHURN BLAMED FOR MCGRATH EARNINGS DOWNGRADE

MCGRATH will fail to meet earnings forecasts after some of its star real estate agents defected to growing Perth firm...

MCBAIN RESIGNS AS BELLAMY'S DIRECTOR WHILE THIRD CLASS ACTION MOVES CLOSER TO SECURING FUNDING

LAURA McBain (pictured) has resigned as a director of Bellamy's Organic (ASX: BAL) today, effective immediatel...

REDBUBBLE TO MISS IPO FORECASTS

REDBUBBLE, the online marketplace for independent artists, will miss a series of forecasts set out in its IPO in its ...

BLUESCOPE CONTINUES STRONG RUN WITH GUIDANCE UPGRADE

BLUESCOPE Steel (ASX: BSL) is trading up 7.51 per cent at $11.16 per share after upgrading its half-year guidance thi...

Related News

CARSALES CEO RETIRES AS NEW COMPETITOR COX FINALISES MERGER

CARSALES will have a new CEO as it takes on a fresh challenger to its crown as the dominant online car sales portal i...

BUSINESS CONFIDENCE AT A SIX-YEAR HIGH

SMALL and medium businesses have entered 2017 with their confidence at a six-year high, building on strong gains m...

CONSUMERS PESSIMISTIC ENTERING 2017

CONSUMER confidence remains at its weakest point since April 2016, according to the latest Westpac Melbourne Institut...

RISE OF STARTUP SUPPORT PROGRAMS NOT AS ROSY AT IT SEEMS

ENTREPRENEURIAL cultivation companies in Australia are appearing quickly, but questions have been raised about whe...

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details
Subscriptions

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter