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Extension Granted on Selected SETA Registrations
We have exciting news to share with you, our valued clients. An extension has been granted on selected SETA (Sector Education and Training Authority) registrations. This means it's business as usual for our accredited training courses at Staff Training!
Published on 11th of Jul 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

Bullying in the Workplace: Addressing a Silent Epidemic
Bullying isn't just a schoolyard problem that fades with age; the unfortunate reality is that it can extend into the workplace. It's a serious issue that can deeply impact employees' mental health, productivity, and overall job satisfaction.
Published on 5th of Jul 2024 by Staff Writer [ read more ]

How do I Know When to Train My Staff?
Training and development are critical components of a successful business strategy. Ensuring that your staff is continually growing and adapting to new challenges can lead to higher productivity, improved morale, and a stronger competitive edge.
Published on 28th of Jun 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

Mastering Feedback: How to Unlock Potential and Team Productivity
In the fast-paced corporate world, the ability to provide and receive feedback effectively can make or break a team's success.
Published on 21st of Jun 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

How Can You Find Joy in Your Work Life?
In today's fast-paced and often stressful world, finding joy in your work life can seem like an elusive goal. However, it is not only possible but also essential for your overall well-being and productivity.
Published on 14th of Jun 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

From Cookies to Collaboration: Sweet Lessons for the Workplace
At Staff Training, we believe that learning can come from the most unexpected places. Today, we’re drawing parallels between baking chocolate chip cookies and creating a successful and harmonious workplace. It may seem whimsical, but the process of making these delightful treats can teach us valuable lessons about teamwork, precision, and adaptability.
Published on 7th of Jun 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

Unlocking Sales Success
In the dynamic world of sales, adapting and refining your approach is crucial for sustained success.
Published on 31st of May 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

What I Wish I Knew as a Young Adult Starting Her Own Business
I think one of the most inspiring words I ever read was, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life".
Published on 24th of May 2024 by Debbie Engelbrecht [ read more ]

3 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills
Effective communication is the cornerstone of success in virtually every aspect of life. Whether you're navigating personal relationships, collaborating in the workplace, or engaging with the world at large, the ability to convey your thoughts and ideas clearly is invaluable. Fortunately, communication skills are learned abilities that can be honed and refined over time.
Published on 10th of May 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

4 Tips to Help You Beat Your Midday Slump
Let's face it - It can sometimes feel like we are running a non-stop marathon. With deadlines looming, meetings piling up, and emails flooding in, it's no wonder we often hit a wall by midday. But fear not! Re-energizing and conquering that midday slump is totally doable.
Published on 3rd of May 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

Elevating Your Business with Exceptional Customer Service
Welcome to the corner of the internet where we're all about helping you unlock the full potential of your business. Today, we're diving into the heart of what sets businesses apart: customer service.
Published on 26th of Apr 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

The Reflection Corner: A Personal Take on Finding Balance
This concept has always been a bit strange to me as how does one find balance? There are so many variables that the first thing I always want to do is define the concept.
Published on 18th of Apr 2024 by Debbie Engelbrecht [ read more ]

Fostering Teamwork: Why Organisations Should Invest in Inhouse Training
In the dynamic landscape of modern business, success is more often determined by the collective strength of teams, not just by individual brilliance. In this blog, we'll explore the vital importance of teamwork in organisational success and why investing in our inhouse training option can be a game-changer for your team development efforts.
Published on 12th of Apr 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

A Mindful Moment: Navigating Mental Health in the Workplace
Are you feeling like you're barely keeping your head above water amidst the deadlines, meetings, and never-ending emails? Well, you're not alone. Let's talk about mental health in the workplace - a topic that's as important as your morning coffee fix, trust me.
Published on 5th of Apr 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

A Moment of Reflection: Our Least Favourite Work Tasks
The lessons we learn from our least favourite work tasks must undoubtedly include the words "procrastination" and "habit".
Published on 22nd of Mar 2024 by Debbie Engelbrecht [ read more ]

Work-From-Home: Tips for Productivity and Balance
In recent years, the concept of remote work has gained significant traction, with more professionals opting to work from the comfort of their homes. While the flexibility and convenience of remote work are undeniable, it also comes with its own set of challenges.
Published on 15th of Mar 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

Finding Harmony: Tips for Achieving Work-Life Balance
In today's hyper-connected world, achieving work-life balance can feel like an elusive goal. Juggling career demands with personal responsibilities often leaves us feeling stretched thin and stressed out.
Published on 8th of Mar 2024 by Staff Writer [ read more ]

Lessons Learned from a Slippery Staircase
I fell down the stairs the other day. It was raining, the stairs were slippery and I fell- really hard. And now I have a bruise the size of Ballito on my butt.
Published on 1st of Mar 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

Talk the Talk: Effective Workplace Communication
Let's talk about communication in the workplace. The glue that holds everything together... In this blog, we're going to dive into why communication matters, what happens when it goes wrong, and why it's a game-changer for teams.
Published on 23rd of Feb 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

Navigating Conflict in the Workplace
Conflict, inherently, isn't negative. It's our response to conflict that determines whether it leads to positive or negative outcomes.
Published on 9th of Feb 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

A Mindful Moment: Embracing Your Worth and Overcoming Self-Doubt
It's no secret that the journey to success is often paved with challenges, but there's one hurdle that many of us stumble upon - imposter syndrome... It's real, and it sucks. But, you're not alone! Let's dive into the world of imposter syndrome, unpack its origins, and explore some strategies to kick it to the curb.
Published on 2nd of Feb 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

Mastering Assertive Communication: The Key to Workplace Success
In the fast-paced world of business, effective communication is the cornerstone of success. While we often hear about the importance of being a good communicator, the concept of assertive communication deserves a spotlight of its own.
Published on 26th of Jan 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

Stress and Time Management: Are you Surviving or Thriving?
Time to spill the tea on a topic that hits close to home for many of us - stress and time management in the workplace.
Published on 19th of Jan 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

2024: Time to Hit New Heights, Together!
Let's talk business - specifically, why it's crucial to amp up those skills within your organisations this year. Buckle up and let's chat about the what, why, and how of leveling up in 2024.
Published on 12th of Jan 2024 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

Leading into 2024: Insights from Equine-Based Team Building
One of the challenges we face as we start closing off the year is to ensure that we have reached the goals and targets we have set ourselves, and to set new ones for the upcoming year.
Published on 7th of Dec 2023 by Debbie Engelbrecht [ read more ]

Navigating End-of-Year Madness
Can you believe it's almost the end of the year? It's like we blinked, and suddenly we're knee-deep in holiday decorations and a to-do list that's longer than I imagine Santa's would at this time of year.
Published on 24th of Nov 2023 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

The Power of Soft Skills and The Crucial Role of Skills Development
In the ever-evolving landscape of the business world, it is important to acknowledge that success is not solely determined by your technical ability. While hard skills are undoubtedly essential, we need to shine a spotlight on the significance of soft skills and the continuous journey of skills development.
Published on 16th of Nov 2023 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

Emotional Intelligence: It Makes All The Difference
Emotional Intelligence is the ability to recognize, understand and manage one's own emotions as well as those of others. It involves a set of skills that go beyond technical expertise, encompassing self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills.
Published on 10th of Nov 2023 by Shona Beukes [ read more ]

Unpredictable Management Styles
South Africans are still basking in the afterglow of an amazing RWC win. If you, like us, have a great interest in the successes of great leaders and managers, you too will be trying to make sense of exactly what it is that the Springbok leadership team have done, to bring us to this kind of success.
Published on 3rd of Nov 2023 by Debbie Engelbrecht [ read more ]

Help! I Am Stressed...
The countdown to the end of 2023 has begun, and it is only natural for many of us to feel overwhelmed and stressed.
Published on 27th of Oct 2023 by Staff Writer [ read more ]

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