Latest Stories & Articles Stories from IMPACT STRONGER TOGETHER: Building more resilient job seekers By Tanya O'Shea, IMPACT Community Services Managing Director "STRONGER TOGETHER" IS A WEEKLY COLUMN WHERE TANYA EXPLORES KEY ISSUES. TODAY TANYA TALKS ABOUT RESILIENCE AND DRIVE IN THE WORKPLACE. Bundaberg businesses have told us that they want capable, reliable workers who show up every day, ready to work. They want someone with resilience who can both think for themselves and follow policies and procedures. They want workers with drive and determination who can uphold the business' values and wow both customers and stakeholders. Business owners hire workers based on someone’s attitude and cultural fit because it is easier to train new skills than to teach the proper attitude. STRONGER TOGETHER: Recognising the silver linings of COVID-19 Building self-esteem and belief in a better future are vital to help people move forward in life and make them “job ready” for the labour market. At IMPACT Community Services, we understand what it takes to help people on this journey. Increased isolation because of the Covid pandemic has not only adversely affected people's usual support networks, but it has also prevented people from exploring new support networks. People benefit from “quality socialising” that puts them in touch with motivated, goal-oriented people who can act as positive role models. This type of connection gives people permission and courage to achieve outcomes that are much more difficult to achieve on their own. According to Vivian Williams at the Mayo Clinic, “socialising not only staves off feelings of loneliness but also it helps sharpens memory and cognitive skills, increases your sense of happiness and well-being and may even help you live longer”. STRONGER TOGETHER: New Year, new goals It also greatly increases your preparedness to enter the workforce. IMPACT offers Certificate III qualifications through its Registered Training Organisation (RTO code: 0115), which meet the needs of Bundaberg businesses. Our courses give students access to motivated, goal-oriented trainers who are committed to help our students thrive. Our industry links give our students the opportunity to move forward in their lives and into the labour force.