Attracting and retaining quality staff

16 December, 2016 by Alice Richard

Running a business would be so easy if you didn't have to deal with people, right? And not just clients — employees too. Why is it so hard to find good people and keep them? Do training requirements make things even harder?

Training: how, where, what and why

16 December, 2016 by Alice Richard

The word 'training' often conjures up images of school days stuck in a classroom with a teacher whose main aim seemed to be boring their students to death. No wonder so many people baulk at the mere mention of the word. But training these days — and particularly training for industry — couldn't be further from this scenario.

SPASA training — what's on in 2017

15 December, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

Feeling inspired to do some extra training in the new year? Here's what SPASA is offering in 2017.

Training — what's in it for you?

15 December, 2016 by Alice Richard

In every single Industry Roundtable, regardless of the topic, we hear the same refrain: we need more education in the pool and spa industry. Everyone's talking about it, but why? And what are the benefits of investing in training?

SPASA Vic calls on govt to implement mandatory pool barrier inspections

28 November, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Victoria

SPASA Victoria is lobbying the Victorian Government to make pool and spa barrier inspections mandatory in the state.

Lambert Report released; NSW Govt responds

25 November, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

The Lambert Report, an independent review into the effectiveness of the NSW swimming pool barrier regulatory framework, has been released.

Members vote unanimously to wind up SPASA Queensland

24 November, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Queensland

SPASA Queensland members have voted unanimously to wind up the state body and transfer its surplus assets to SPASA Australia. The votes were cast at a Special General Meeting on 23 November.

Four tips for attracting great staff

10 November, 2016 by Lindsay McGrath | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

Once your client has found you on Google or by your location's signage, or your marketing program has brought them to your door, what makes the difference? Great people — how do we attract them? Here are a few tips from a recently presented SPASA workshop on attracting great staff.

Changes to CPR signage in Queensland

08 November, 2016 by Alice Richard

Queensland has adopted the current national guideline for CPR signage, effective from 1 January 2017. All CPR signs installed from 1 January will be required to comply with the ANZCOR Guideline 8.

When I grow up

31 October, 2016 by Spiros Dassakis | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

We all know growing up is unavoidable, but it doesn't mean we can't learn a thing or two from our childhood years. Children don't wait till they have all the answers before jumping into something they have never tried before — they just jump into it.

Landslide vote will see SPASA NSW/ACT merge with SPASA Australia

27 October, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

SPASA NSW & ACT members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of merging with SPASA Australia. In total, 97% of members who voted on a special resolution at a meeting last night (26 October) voted in favour of industry unification.

SPASA Qld to vote on SPASA Australia merger

25 October, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Queensland

SPASA Queensland has called a special general meeting at which its members will vote on winding up SPASA Queensland, transferring surplus assets to SPASA Australia and operating as SPASA Australia Queensland region.

Five to 35 in five: How Maytronics Australia was born

24 October, 2016 by Chris Papa | Supplied by: Maytronics Australia Pty Ltd

Starting a business from scratch is no mean feat, but growing a business from five to 35 employees in just five years is an amazing accomplishment. Chris Papa explains how he and Maytronics Australia co-founder Dan Kwaczynski did just that.

SPASA SA winds up Benefits Trust

24 October, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA South Australia

SPASA South Australia members have voted to wind up the SPASA Benefits Trust. After obtaining legal and financial advice, the SPASA SA Committee decided that it would be in the best interest of the association to wind up the Trust.

Poolwerx picks up two franchise awards honours

17 October, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Poolwerx

Poolwerx has taken home two top awards at the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) Excellence in Franchising Awards. The franchise won Established Franchisor of the Year, and the company's business development manager, Stephen Halls, won Field Manager of the Year.

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