Monday, April 25, 2016
Each year, DPI holds its annual 3-day Professional Development Week (PDW), a premier training event for IM/IT professionals. PDW is attended by approximately 1,000 delegates ranging from technical analysts and policy makers to senior managers who all share a common goal: self-development.
The role of today’s IT specialist is changing and continues to change. People strive to become more innovative, agile, and think outside the box. They are challenged to build solutions that are adaptable in order to be able to change with time, but also contribute to whole-of-government or to oversee solutions built externally. How can IM/IT professionals continue to be open to these changes? Adapt to these work cycles? And always be ready?
This year’s theme for Professional Development Week, Open 24-7 – Today’s world of IM/IT, explores these challenges by touching on the different meanings of Open. The event runs from the 25th of May to the 27th in the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. How does Open apply when talking about Open Government, around the clock Service Delivery and the competencies required by today’s public servant. SureSkills as a sponsor of the event addresses these challenges every day in providing service solutions that are dynamic and add real value for government.
Friday, April 22, 2016
What are the priorities for HR in 2016? How do you manage Compliance and Learning in this Digital age? Are you finding it difficult to attract the right Talent or Retain them?
According to a recent Forbes article the following were the top 5 challenges facing HR & Learning in 2016:
- Reputation Management & Compliance
- Learning Management
- Employee Engagement
- Skills Shortages
- Talent Management
On April 14th, SureSkills in partnership with Legal Island and Saba ran a packed out event in the Aviva Stadium. The event addressed all of the above challenges and presented attendees with a clear guide as to how to overcome them.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Microsoft & SureSkills have identified an increasing need for more technical resources within the community. With cloud consumption being at the forefront of Microsoft’ minds, having a sufficient supply of quality engineers is vital. Microsoft understands there is a need to address this issue in the quickest manner possible in order to meet the current markets demand and future potential.
Working in partnership with Microsoft, SureSkills has designed a structured programme aimed at university graduates and junior employees. The programme provide participants with professional training, industry recognised certification and the practical skillset to ensure that they can progress to become a valuable member of their team, delivering return on investment to the business in the most effective, efficient and economical way.