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National Op Shop Week 2015 logoIt is National Op Shop Week from 23 to 30 August, where you can donate to your local charity and help those in need. The money raised from op shops goes back into the community.

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Mentoring the mentors

posted by Heidi Holmes, Sep 03, 2015

If you want to stay relevant and employable, you need to do more than just keep up. Heidi Holmes says a mentor program can improve workplace cohesiveness and knowledge sharing.

The world is moving faster than it ever has before and the need to keep up is becoming more and more important. Despite what some people might think, no one is bigger than change and if you want to stay relevant and employable… well, you need to do more than just keep up!

Mentoring is an ancient personal development tool that is still widely embraced across many societies and cultures today. While some mentoring relationships develop in an informal and natural way, other relationships are formed in a very structured and managed approach. And this is one of the beautiful things about mentoring – there is no set formula for success.

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Featured Forum

The Future of Jobs

Current trends and disruptions will shape the future of our jobs. Which sectors of the Australian economy will offer growth and employment in the future? What challenges and opportunities do we face as individuals, employers, education providers and policy makers?

In our featured forum on The Future of Jobs we aim to explore a broad range of issues, including the Australian job market in the context of the global economy, disruptive technologies and the changing nature of work, youth unemployment and new career paths for young people, entrepreneurship and self-employment, the rise of freelance jobs and the ‘on-demand economy’, as well as mature-age and female workforce participation.

The featured forum will be leading up to the Global Access Partners Annual Growth Summit in Sydney on the 17th and 18th of September 2015 at NSW Parliament House with speakers and participants featured in this area.

If you would like to contribute a blog to join the debate, please contact Svetlana at sstankovic@openforum.com.au.


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