13 September 2018

Deadline of Member Registrations for Education Vouchers

Similarly to previous years, Gymnastics Queensland will be providing eligible clubs with free coach/judge vouchers based on registered member numbers in the national database. Vouchers will be issued according to the following criteria: 

1 x complimentary voucher for Face to Face Beginner or Intermediate Coaches or Judges Courses for every 100 registered club members in non-competitive programs 

Gymnastics Queensland will be collecting numbers COB Friday 26th October.

Vouchers will be sent to eligible clubs in the week following and will allow clubs to enrol candidates in 2019 coaches and judges courses free of charge.

Attracting & Retaining your Employees

Attracting and retaining employees is becoming more and more challenging for employers.

A report published earlier this year by leading consultants Willis Towers Watson, indicated that employers in Asia-Pac are struggling more than their overseas counterparts in this regard. 43% have trouble attracting top talent and 38% find it difficult to retain them, compared to 34 and 28% of global employers respectively.

What drives employees to your organisation and makes them stay?  

What's interesting is how the drivers vary between what the employer believes is important, as opposed to what the employee is looking for.

Employers rate Base Pay/Salary as the number 1 attraction and retention driver, while employees view Career Advancement opportunities as number 1 in both instances.

The tables below show the findings highlighted in the Willis Towers Watson research:

Attraction Drivers - Employer View
1. Base pay/salary
2. Job security
3. Challenging work
4. Career advancement opportunities
5. Opportunities to learn new skills
6. Physical work environment
7. Health care and wellness benefits 
Attraction Drivers - Employee View
1. Career advancement opportunities
2. Base pay/salary
3. Job security
4. Reputation of the company 
5. Challenging work
6. Opportunities to learn new skills
7. Company's mission, vision and values
Attraction Drivers - Employer View
1. Base pay/salary
2. Career advancement opportunities
3. Physical work environment 
4. Ability to manage work-related stress
5. Relationship with supervisor/manager
6. Trust/confidence in senior leadership
7. Retirement benefits
Retention Drivers - Employee View
1. Career advancement opportunities
2. Base pay/salary
3. Relationship with supervisor/manager
4. Ability to manage work-related stress 
5. Short-term incentives (e.g. annual bonus)
6. Challenging work
7. Opportunities to learn new skills
Think about your organisation. What is really motivating employees to join you and what is motivating them to stay? Is what you are thinking, the same as what they are thinking? 

Does your club have a story to tell? Tell us, and be a part of the official History of Gymnastics in Queensland!

 An Invitation to Gymnastics Queensland Club members to include their club history in the forthcoming manuscript - A HISTORY of GYMNASTICS in QUEENSLAND for the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Association in 2019 Gymnastics Queensland Directors, Trevor Dowdell and Kath Graham are conducting this project and preparing the manuscript.  Club histories may make-up half of the manuscript with a manuscript size of approximately 75,000 words. Clubs, past and present, are invited to submit:
  1. Approximately 600 words (2 pages) summarising the history of their club.   Up to 3 photographs to illustrate the club’s history would be appreciated
  2. The prose should be a chronological narrative primarily in the third person (pronouns – he, she, it, they, them…)
  3. The text should be prepared in Arial font 11, left alignment, double line spacing with zero spacing before & after. Page margins at Normal (2.54cm top-bottom, right-left).
  4. E-mail your club history submission to
Be sure to include and highlight YOUR club in this important record of Gymnastics in Queensland.

CLOSING Date for submission – Sunday 30th December 2018.

Example of club histories below. One is of a current member club, while the other is of a past club.

Club examples

We look forward to receiving as many member Club histories as possible!