There are plenty of jobs and career opportunities available in the petroleum industry. However, just wanting a career is not enough to get hired. A candidate has to have the right training, safety preparation and industry knowledge. That narrows the recruitment field considerably and increases the demand.
There are numerous examples in various industries where talent walked out the door, and with them knowledge was lost with its effects sometimes only showing up later when needed and critical.
The world is constantly changing. New technologies, innovations, practices, government policies and industry regulated requirements are constantly being introduced. This in turn requires organizations and their workforce to be continually learning, acquiring new knowledge and skills in order to stay current, optimize performance and remain competitive.
Most organization’s often find a less than favorable trend between ambition and performance. There is a balancing act between strategy formulation and execution. Often times it is front line employees that deal directly with the consumer or with production, while senior management looks for ways to ensure organizational effectiveness. Effective communication, a well-defined model and development […]
The aging and retirement of the baby boomers is significant. Most of the personnel in the industry are from that generation and are in their late fifties, so retirement for many is looming in the near future. There is an age gap in the oil industry workforce with the 35 to 50 year old age group significantly under-represented. […]
With access to a computer, a connection to the internet and basic knowledge of computers, workers can now access training material anytime from anywhere around the globe. As many have found out, this form of training isn’t just convenient; it is a big cost saver. Since workers don’t have to travel the world to catch up with […]
Exploring the effectiveness of media on learning, psychologist Richard Mayer brings an interesting and well-examined viewpoint. Mayer’s View on How People Learn Cognitive psychologist Richard Mayer has done considerable work to explore the link between multimedia exposure and learning (Medina, 2008, p. 208). Mayer (2009, p. 57) states “multimedia messages that are designed in light of how the human mind […]
SMT Plus CEO & President RJ Ferguson announces the release of a new product called FlowLynks. The product is a Microsoft PowerPoint plugin that fulfills the needs of those who either design processes or flows using air, gas, water, electricity or other flow type schematics, but can be very useful to those who would like to verify […]
If there is one thing we understand well here at SMT Learning, it’s the importance of understanding the knowledge of an organization. Without a human database of knowledge, an organization will crumble. Knowledge without discipline is meaningless. An organizations’ intangible resources such as intellectual knowledge and know-how are key to its success Knowledge Capture […]
Process management of any scale, requires a certain level of consistent competency in order to maintain standard performance and productivity levels. Variances in competencies can have a dynamic effect on the performance ratio and productivity levels eventually causing a ripple effect in the overall process. Elimination of these variances by using tailored, structured and specifically […]