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A skill is the learned capacity to carry out pre-determined results often with the minimum outlay of time, energy, or both. Skills can often be divided into domain-general and domain-specific skills. For example, in the domain of work, some general skills would include time management, teamwork and leadership, self motivation and others, whereas domain-specific skills would be useful only for a certain job. Skill usually requires certain environmental stimuli and situations to assess the level of skill being shown and used.

In an organization the skill training is very important. It will helps the employee to increase there skill and the outcome of this will be the good productivity.

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Training increases employee productivity. In addition to learning how to complete new tasks and take on more responsibility, employees can learn advanced techniques to help them complete everyday tasks more efficiently. For example, sending your bookkeeper to an advanced Excel class may help him or her learn shortcuts to simplify the accounting processes.

Training reduces turnover. Employees who don’t receive guidance or have difficulty learning the ropes are much more likely to leave your company. Employees are less likely to leave if they have the opportunity to learn new skills and keep up within their industry.

Training improves job satisfaction. Investing time and money in employees skills makes them feel valued and appreciated, and it challenges them to learn more and get more involved in their jobs. Higher job satisfaction ultimately results in reduced turnover and higher productivity.

Training aids in the recruiting process. If you’re committed to training, you’ll be more willing to hire a desirable candidate who lacks a specific skill. Training also makes your company more attractive in the eyes of potential employees because it shows them that they have room to grow and accept new challenges. In addition, training existing employees could reduce the need to hire new staff.

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All-night public transport is a feel-good move for Melbourne, but is it worth it?

Does Melbourne really need round-the-clock public transport on Friday and Saturday nights?
Labor’s Homesafe trial is a feel-good policy move that will put Melbourne in league with some of the world’s most cosmopolitan and liveable cities such as New York, Chicago, Berlin and Copenhagen.

But given the trains will run hourly (plus six tram routes that will run half-hourly), it is arguable this trial will benefit a few at the expense of many.
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A 60-minute wait between trains constitutes a sparse, country-level rail service that may struggle to draw big numbers given other, more responsive, options such as taxis and hire cars will still be available for those who can afford them and who don’t want to linger around Flinders Street Station at 3am.
Running trains all night does not come cheap – it will cost a whole lot more money than Labor banked. Those infrequent trains will cost taxpayers $83.6 million over the life of the 12-month trial, not the promised $50 million.
That many millions could buy four new trains which would run in peak hour, when services are teeming, not just in the small hours when most commuters are at home. It could buy dozens of buses for suburbs where public transport is too limited to work for most people, forever forcing them into their cars.
Or it could go towards renewing Melbourne’s ageing rail system, so that the trains that do run when the greatest number of people need them are less at the mercy of crumbling infrastructure.
All-night trains are great for tourism and the life of the city, and the trial may become a resounding success that burnishes Melbourne’s reputation as one of the world’s most liveable cities.
The fact that the trial is even happening proves just how well Melbourne has shed its old reputation as a doughnut city (one that has a hole in the middle).
But the government may need to ramp up the frequency of the all-night service if it is to bloom into anything more than a token gesture, ultimately shelved due to low patronage.
A more frequent, 20-minute service would give it a better chance of success, but would presumably cost tens of millions more.
Commuters who squeeze into an overcrowded train to Werribee or Dandenong this evening might feel like that is an indulgence the state of Victoria could do without.

By Adam Carey
Source: www.theage.com.au

Melbourne Metro Rail: Two new train tunnels to go under Yarra River

 

 

 

Tunnel boring machines will be used to dig twin tunnels 11 metres under the Yarra River as part of the $11-billion Melbourne Metro rail project.

The Victorian Government has chosen tunnelling over more disruptive methods including damming the river or dredging the river bed and immersing tubes.

The Government said tunnelling under the Yarra River was less disruptive than other options.

Premier Daniel Andrews said tunnelling was better environmentally and would not inconvenience commuters and nearby businesses as much.

“We are setting a cracking pace to make sure that we are under construction by 2018,” he said.

“We will tunnel underneath the Yarra, the total depth will be at about 11 metres. There will be no environmental impact or very little.”

The tunnels will connect the planned CBD South and Domain stations.

Victorian Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan said the tunnels would be around seven metres below the riverbed, to the east of Princes Bridge, following the Swanston Street alignment.

“Crossing the Yarra is one of the more complex parts of the Melbourne Metro rail project,” she said.

“[Tunnelling] has been identified as the preferred approach in this instance because it does minimise the disruption above ground as much as possible.”

Tunnelling machines same as those used in New York, London

The tunnels will be built with machines that are being used to build New York’s Second Avenue subway project and London’s Crossrail project.

The machines can immediately seal the excavated tunnel with a concrete lining.

The Melbourne Metro rail project will add five new underground stations, Arden, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and Domain, connected by two nine-kilometre tunnels.

But Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said Labor still had a burning funding question to answer, with only $4.5 billion earmarked for the $11 billion project.

“The Government has now launched and re-launched aspects of this Metro tunnel five or six times, and they still can’t answer one key question: how is this project going to be paid for?” he said.

The Government said the business case would be finalised by the end of the year, with construction due to start in 2018.

New train timetables revealed for Bendigo

By RENEE THOMPSON

MINOR timetable alterations to Bendigo V/Line services are set to come into effect later this month with V/Line’s announcement on Sunday of new timetables across its network on June 21.

The new timetable coincides with the full rollout of the Regional Rail Link across Victoria from June 21.

PTV spokesperson Helen Witton said the timetable meant increased benefits for Bendigo commuters.

“Since July 2014, Bendigo line trains no longer get stuck behind Metro trains between Sunshine and the city, reducing unscheduled delays and creating space to run more Bendigo services in the future,” she said.

“As part of the 21 June timetable change, Bendigo line customers will benefit from a three to six minute journey time saving on train services to Melbourne.”

Public Transport Users Association regional spokesperson Paul Westcott said he welcomed the slightly improved travel times for Bendigo V/Line users.

“It’s about time, that line’s been open for months and it’s been disappointing the timetable has stayed the same,” he said.

He said the Bendigo line had been running to the new timetable for months, but because it was not official, there had been issues with trains arriving “early” in Melbourne and clashing with metro timetables.

“I think Bendigo people have already got the benefit (of the rail link), the new timetable doesn’t change that, it makes it accurate.”

Source: www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au

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