28
Jun

Why Training Administration is critical to keeping your people safe, skilled and effective.

Prefer to listen on your favourite podcast app? Click the links below to listen and subscribe In this Better People Better Business episode, our consultant Michelle Cummings sits down for a conversation with Andrew Deering. Michelle is a highly experienced Training Professional with a strong background in Training Administration in high-risk industries, including Mining and Oil and Gas. She is

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23
Jun

Great Expectations begin with Great Clarification

Watch Listen Read Great Expectations begin with Great Clarification I recently had a chat with one of my team about some work they were undertaking. The client was an internal team member, and it hadn’t gone as well as planned. Ever had that – Internal or external, where the client was less than pleased? I know I have been there,

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22
Jun

Fake it till you make it

Watch Listen Read Fake it till you make it. When I was a young person, having just finished a teaching degree, I remember being given a few ‘valuable’ pieces of advice that confused me. The main one, the one I recall foremost was, ‘just remember, fake it till you make it!’ (The second in line was ‘don’t smile until Easter.’

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16
Jun

How do I standardise training safely?

Prefer to listen on your favourite podcast app? Click the links below to listen and subscribe In this episode, Consultant Maha White has a conversation with Andrew about the challenge she hears with clients. Maha migrated to Australia from Zimbabwe in 2008, and has built a career in Training and Competency, working with Registered Training Organisations and auditors before moving

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31
May

How do I get my new to industry people skilled, safe and effective?

In this episode, Consultant Shane Bonser has a conversation with Andrew about the current influx of workers who are new to industry, particularly in mining and from varied backgrounds. Their challenge is how to manage these new people successfully through this career change, so they are inducted well and get to site knowing what to expect and with sufficient skills to be safe and effective.

24
May

Decomplexification

Today, I want to have a deeper conversation about decomplexification.

So much of the time, we’re focused on simplification.
We often want to find solutions to problems by simplifying or stripping things down to their bare bones, wiping the slates clean.

While it’s important, it isn’t a silver bullet.

In fact, sometimes simplification just creates more problems.

So, what should we be doing instead?

What we really need more of is this idea of decomplexification.

Click below unpack what I mean – and what that could look like in your business.

16
May

Drift

Watch Listen Read I  Choose to Drift When you think about the word ‘drift’ or ‘drifting’, it’s likely you have a few negative connotations that come up. The idea of drifting usually conjures images of ‘floating away’, moving away from what is intended, without control – or the ability to take back control – when it might be needed. You’re

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16
May

How to do meaningful workplace assessments

In this episode, Consultant Leigh Gower has a conversation with Andrew about how clients can create and deliver meaningful workplace assessments.

11
Apr

Why a Skills Analysis is the foundation for Employee Competency

In this episode, Senior Consultant Chris Burbidge has a conversation with Andrew about the question he hears from clients week in, week out.

As a leader on many of TDG’s projects, the common question or challenge he hears from clients is: 

How do I get value out of my people? 

How do I get value out of what I invest in their training and competency?

28
Mar

Where do I find great people?

Where do I find great people? | Episode 1 of the Better People, Better Business podcast.

In this episode, Andrew Deering has a conversation with TDG’s Principal Consultant, Louise Bonser, about the biggest challenge facing our clients right now.