Key for for all individuals and corporate based in Changi Singapore, should always be on skill enhancements. Most times mid-life career changers are overlooked when we consider the need for career guidance and counselling. Timely investment in nurturing the skills through appropriate training programs in today’s world of digitization could define the future of the company and the economy as a whole.
Careers For Those Who Want to Help People
Thus, the provision of several grants from the Singapore Government for individuals and organisations in Changi at various stages of their life is a boon. This opens a doors to a rewarding career option for those who are looking for good money and great job satisfaction from their job.
One must plan to build upon skills for their own personal and future growth. In today’s business environment, you need to manage your own learning. When you are managing employees, you think about their development within the organization. What about yours?
Personal Support Worker Program - A Satisfying Career Option
Although there is a growing trend towards purchasing digital tools as a service, the barriers to Digitalization remain relatively high. ‘Going Digital’ in itself, is expensive and requires SMEs to actively plan for the business as a whole in a longer-term time horizon.
Sometimes, being smart and generous can make choosing a career quite difficult. Having the ability to succeed in a prestigious job field and yearning to help people can lead a person to be quite torn. There are obvious careers like the medical field that will utilize both a talented mind and giving heart, but what if that isn't what you are looking for? A bankruptcy attorney once gave a statement that he never thought going into the field of law would let him help so many deserving people. The woodlands bankruptcy attorney college prepares people for just that type of career. The woodlands bankruptcy lawyer program requires the students to be academically talented and have compassion for others. This career will put you in contact with people who are down on their luck and need help. You will have the chance to help these people get back on their feet.
Another great career path for those who like to help people is social work. Social Workers are some of the most important people in today's world. They serve many purposes and often do jobs that other people couldn't handle. You have to be smart to be a social worker, and also very dedicated. Many social workers don't make a lot of money with what they do, so they genuinely have to love their job.
The average salary of a social worker is in between twenty and thirty thousand dollars a year. This is barely enough to support one person, let alone a family. So, if you are interested in social work you need to be well aware and prepared that you may have to suffer for your career. The lack of pay shouldn't deter you from the career however, because social workers are no doubt some of the worlds biggest heroes.
Being a social worker allows you the opportunity to work with a wide variety of people. You could do child social work and work with children in foster homes. This job is obviously heart wrenching and it takes a very stoic person to do. You could also work with veterans of war. This is a very important area that often gets ignored. When men come back form war they experience a lot of difficulties and even can become mentally ill. We are often ignorant to these people, and social workers who work with vets try to help them function normally again and return to a regular life.
Wanting to dedicate your life to helping people is an amazing quality. It shows selflessness and compassion for the human race. In today's world, compassion can seem to be a foreign policy to most people. Everyone is busy and goes about their day often without thinking of other people. Those who wish to spend everyday thinking of other people are truly heroic. Although these people don't become famous for their lives charity work like celebrities do from one act of generosity, they continue to do it. It is rare these people get a thank you for their hard work, but it is the good in their hearts that fuels them.
Do You Have a Career Development Plan?
New government grants for startups, instituted to provide funding to individuals and SMEs to hon their skills for better future.
Key areas suggested by Lifeskillsnutrition where you may benefits in future are:
- Business excellence program
- Business strategy development program
- Technology innovation program
- Human capital development program
- Intellectual property and franchising program
- Productivity improvement program
- Enhancing quality and standards program
Employee engagement that is often used is providing training and development. We know that this is a very strong motivator, particularly among early and mid-career employees. The opportunity to grow, to continue to learn, to be challenged, to be able to take relevant course work either through tuition reimbursement programs for education outside of the company, or through company sponsored training can be a strong motivator. Additionally, mentoring, various types of project work, and job rotation, are all different ways that companies can encourage the increasing knowledge and skills of their workers. This is often very effective portion of the employee engagement strategy.
However, there are challenges for this strategy as well. As companies have downsized, particularly in the latest economic downturn, they may be unable to afford the training budgets that they used to offer. Some companies are getting creative in this area, but again cost is a limiting factor.
Another concern around training and development is that sometimes employers will use training as a solution for other problems when, in fact, it may be a system or operational issue or other type of issue. Some companies will throw a training solution at a problem when training is not really the solution to the problem. So training and development can be misused as a method of employee engagement.
That leads us to the question, "What other strategies are there?", What we're finding which is really motivating and incredibly effective for increasing employee engagement, is meaningful work. Meaningful work, where employees are engaged in such a manner that aligns with their values, doing work, performing tasks, using knowledge and skills that really allow them to contribute. Not just their time and their experience, but in a form of work which somehow resonates with their personal values, their personal mission, their personal passions. Employees are seeking a way to express this in the workplace and I have seen this throughout my experience working with organizations.
The most admired leaders have a deep commitment to what they are doing. Not just how they contribute to the products and services of their company but the bigger picture. Their real vision for what they are accomplishing on a grander scale is a huge motivator for employees, especially those in a leadership role. In fact, Kelly Global Workforce conducted a study with over a hundred thousand people across 34 countries worldwide and over half of the workers in this study said they would give up status and pay to have more meaningful work. Just think about that - over half of the people in the study, would rather be doing meaningful work than have better status and more pay.
What is interesting to note about the study is that it was conducted during the worst of the recessionary time in late 2008, the beginning of 2009. So amidst a global economic crisis, workers were saying that meaning is more important than pay. I think therefore that this new approach to employee engagement should be what companies and organizations are looking at. How do we make sure that employees are really are aligned with what the company is doing and that the company is providing goods and services that contribute to society in a positive way? How do we ensure that what workers are doing in their individual roles and responsibility taps in to what is personally meaningful for each of them?