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  • 13 Aug, 2022
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Being a good employer

Recently there was an article in the Sunday Star Times about what employers are doing to attract and retain staff. Some were going so far as to pay them $10 000NZD towards a house deposit to get them to their company. The article was titled “Ask now what you can do for your employer but what your employer can do for you.” Here is the link – https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/129476494/ask-not-what-you-can-do-for-your-employer-but-what-your-employer-can-do-for-you

We hear nearly daily how hard it is to attract staff and also to retain them. This is the case for many industries, so it’s not limited to any sector.  So, what are you doing to attract and retain staff? Are you offering a well being programme? Changing work hours to a 4 day week? Offering ongoing professional learning?

It would be in my opinion that offering ongoing professional learning as an essential, not a bonus since this is what I do, and the reason I do it is because I whole heartedly believe good communication and clear speech is the baseline for any person.

Recently people have joined the 3 for 1 bundle available on the Say It Clearly training website. The three programmes bundled together are

Find Your Voice, Find Your Words

Pitches, Presentations and Public Speaking

Masterclass – Excellence in English

When I speak to people about what it is they are wanting to achieve, the content to learn to help them achieve their goals could be found in any one, two or three of those programmes, hence the bundling. It made so much more sense to give people access to all the courses to help them achieve.

Some people have English as a second language so the ideal course for them is the Masterclass – Excellence in English. But they also have to present a lot at work, plus it means promotions for them so the best course there is Pitches, Presentations and Public Speaking. There are others who have been awarded a promotion but really struggle to lead. They feel talked over, unheard and not valued in their role so the best course for them is Find Your Voice, Find Your words as well as Presentations and if they have English as a second language then the Masterclass course too.

Lots of cross over! There are over 80 lessons combined in these courses, not to mention the live monthly training, to avoid overwhelm and to get them started a personal programme is created for them.

One of our values –

Communicating effectively is a life- long skill. We build our confidence when we correctly enounce sounds, pronounce words and to speak with an effective voice that is heard clearly, is interesting to listen to, and, above all wins us what we are seeking.