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