VOCATIONAL TRAINING IN AUSTRALIA

Vocation education and training is an integral part of tertiary education that encompasses the provision of a range of activities that are focused towards the provision of accredited knowledge that is tailored towards acquisition of technical and job oriented skills. According to Clarke and Winch (2009 p.80) VET endeavor is to provide skills that will enable one to join a workforce or sharpen his skill in the chosen profession so as to enhance productivity. VET also equips individuals with skills that empower them to move to other careers while at the same time refreshing the ability of an individual who want to re-enter the workforce after an extended break. Establishment of dynamic and market driven VET programs is crucial in driving a countries economy to greater heights as it helps the state to keep pace with the overcharging market demands and technological advancements (Anja &Kraus 2006). These components are crucial Read More …

case study report for Levendary Café

Problem statement In 2011, the newly-minted CEO of Levendary Café, Mia Foster, was facing the greatest challenge of her career to date. With no previous experience as a chief executive and little background in international business, she was stepping up to take the reins of the $10 billion business. This move was further complicated by the fact that the company was expanding into China at that time. Despite Foster’s strong track record, the stock market was showing distrust regarding her capabilities to lead the expansion and deal with a presumably exhausted domestic market with no further room for growth. On top of this, shortly after starting her mandate, Foster became aware that the company strategy was not properly implemented in China, and the financial reporting structure was not properly following the corporate policy (Bartlett and Han 2011). Here we will continue by outlining the theoretical framework that will serve to Read More …

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF “SHADOW EFFECT” AND MULTICULTURALISM

Introduction and Background Academic literature not only from management sciences but also from other social sciences is arguing for a fundamental change and transformation of societies, institutions and organizations worldwide. Sometimes referred to as globalization or post-modernity, this phenomenon implies changes in technology, global economy, transference of skills and labour across nations and global interdependence and connectedness and transcendence of national boundaries in business. As pointed out by Rijamampianina (1996) these global transformations and occurrences imply many practical challenges for the International Human Resource Management (IHRM), for example the phenomena of global assignment and global movement. Now the Western business organisation has more multicultural work force with more diversified talent and a challenge for the human resource manager consists in how to transform this diverse talent in a functional competitive advantage for the organisation in the long run according to James& Snell(1994) The challenge of managing a multicultural workforce against Read More …

Football (Soccer) Betting Strategy – Discover Winning by Picking Draws

There are punters who like the ‘draw’ market as it pays well. One common argument among these ‘draw’ punters is “Are draws independent of form, that is, are they random?”. There are two views : * One view is that draws are independent of previous results, that each match is different. These punters do not accept the theory that a draw is due just because it has not happened for a long time. They believe that the match outcome depends on circumstances and conditions of that particular game, for example : attacking and defending capabilities of both teams, weather on that day, pitch condition, etc. * There are opposing punters who feel strongly that the probability of draws depends on the previous games, that it boils down to the psychology and mentality of the players of the ‘drawish’ teams. Irrespective of whatever camp these draw specialists are in, all of Read More …