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Lynel Farrell replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion If you had to choose between SETAs and QCTO ..............
"Hi Sylvia,  that is correct.  This could be one of the reasons why the Setas has a big staff turnover, as individuals move to corporate companies that are more secure for them, as the future is never for certain.  The Setas has done…"
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sylvia hammond replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion If you had to choose between SETAs and QCTO ..............
"Hi Lynel, I would also add - from a human resource management perspective - it must be incredibly difficult to motivate staff in an environment that is so uncertain and negative: constant negative media reports on Setas - whereas the range is: some…"
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Lynel Farrell replied to Keegen Chetty's discussion Naming and Shaming So-called SDF's
"Hi Keegen, can you give me any contact details of accountants that are selling shelf companies (Closed Corporation)?"
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sylvia hammond replied to Keegen Chetty's discussion Naming and Shaming So-called SDF's
"Hi Keegan, I absolutely agree with you on the broader impact.  That is the point that Gill Connellan of ASDSA has been making all along - that the SDF should be at a strategic business level but in effect is often just a junior admin function…"
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Outsourcing Training and Development

I work for a Training and Development company and we looking to expand and find clients in the private sector who are looking to outsource the Training and Development department in their company. Please kindly advise if we should go this route, and…See More
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sylvia hammond commented on David Jooste's group QCTO: Questions and Answers
"Hi Gill - thanks for your input - can you provide information on this question please. I understand that there are an enormous amount of qualifications - in excess of 2000.  What efforts are being made to identify which are not used, no longer…"
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Gill Connellan commented on David Jooste's group QCTO: Questions and Answers
"The QCTO has significantly increased activity relating to development of occupational qualification over the past few months.  A number of the qualifications that were in the process of being developed are now being finalised.  The QCTO is…"
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Keegen Chetty replied to Keegen Chetty's discussion Naming and Shaming So-called SDF's
"Hi sylvia, I agree fully with you regarding the role accountants play, the problem with accountants lye in the fact that accountants sell shelf companies with no restriction on trade activities and Closed Corporations who's nature of business…"
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    If you had to choose between SETAs and QCTO ..............

    Started by Lynel Farrell in Skills, Sector Education & Training Authorities (SETAs), levies & scarce skills. Last reply by Lynel Farrell 5 minutes ago. 2 Replies

    We are quick to complain and slow to give credit.  It has been years, and we all have had our ups and our downs with SETAs haven't we?  Sometimes they were:slow to respond to our queries, surely they can't have that many?slow to click reply…Continue

    Outsourcing Training and Development

    Started by Sibongile Xashimba in Vacancies & Contracts for Work 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

    I work for a Training and Development company and we looking to expand and find clients in the private sector who are looking to outsource the Training and Development department in their company. Please kindly advise if we should go this route, and…Continue

    QCTO - positive or negative???

    Started by Lynel Farrell in Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO). Last reply by Lynel Farrell 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

    Dear Skills Universe,I would like to request any positive comments regarding the QCTO.  I have read more than enough about the negative comments as well as the disappointments.  Please could you (if you have) share your positive experience with the…Continue

    HELP NEEDED ON JOINT VENTURE ISSUES

    Started by Nompumelelo Promise Mokhine in General - topics not covered by categories yesterday. 0 Replies

    Dear Members Could anyone please help me with the advice on Joint Venture. Someone wants us to have a joint venture but I just need to be aware of the pitfalls of such a relationship so that I go into it with eyes wide open. Please help  me with the…Continue

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    The death toll at the collapsed house in Alberton....

    Posted by Madivan van der Merwe on August 18, 2014 at 20:02 0 Comments

    ER24’s spokesperson Luyanda Majija said according to information they received there were 27 people on site when the building suddenly collapsed at the Meyersdal Eco Estate.

    Several were injured while at least nine died when the house which was being re-renovated collapsed.

    “There were 11 people with no injuries on site, two people were critically injured, two with moderate injuries and two with minor injuries and eight dead,” said Majija.

    Two of the people are…

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    Success

    Posted by Madivan van der Merwe on August 17, 2014 at 16:10 0 Comments

    Success is reserved for those who are steadfast in their desires as they become great!! - This is a powerful quote..

    Give your Secretaries the Gift of Time this Secretaries Day

    Posted by Karen Hardman on August 14, 2014 at 17:38 0 Comments

    Book Priority Management for a 1-hour session during the week of 1-5 September 2014 and we will share some Productivity Tips to ease the workload.

     

    Productivity Challenges addressed:

    -  Too much time in in-box

    -  Poor planning resulting in low productivity

    -  Constantly changing priorities

    -  Struggling to focus on the right things

    -  Too many distractions / interruptions

    -  Others not…

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    Ethically Speaking

    Posted by Michelle Shippel on August 14, 2014 at 15:09 0 Comments

    You go for a job interview and receive the call that the job is yours. You are filled with appreciation, excitement and an increased level of self confidence. You arrive for work and are shown to your desk or office and for the first week everything seems to be going well. Your…

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    Women's Day at Staffing Direct

    Posted by Bronwyn Newman on August 11, 2014 at 14:30 0 Comments

    Marking Women's Month, I was lucky enough to be invited to spend the day with one of our wonderful and long standing clients Staffing Direct. They asked me to share their Women's Day event, which took place on 8th August 2014 in Cape Town. 

    Managing Director Caroline Mack along with Eileen Rogers and her team created a wonderful atmosphere with such a friendly vibe. All the women present ranged from companies such as Robben Eiland Museum, Foschini Group HR, Transnet National…

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    Lie on your CV and face jail, job seekers are warned

    Posted by Bronwyn Newman on August 6, 2014 at 10:59 0 Comments

    The Southern African Fraud Prevention Service and iFacts background screening company have both warned prospective job seekers planning to lie about their qualifications that they are committing a serious act of fraud and that they could be facing jail should employers choose to prosecute.


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