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Lynel Farrell replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion QCTO - positive or negative???
"Okay, I get the point."
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Lynel Farrell replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion If you had to choose between SETAs and QCTO ..............
"Hi Gert, thank you for your input.  I must say, for someone that has been working with a specific SETA since 2005, it is great news.  I think you might have just convinced me that the SETAs are the way to go!  Again, let's do a…"
11 minutes ago
Gert Calldo replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion If you had to choose between SETAs and QCTO ..............
"Hi guys, I am working mostly with TETA from 2005 and although some things are happening slowly, I get a service from them and we have a good working relationship. For me the SETA's is still the answer."
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Lynel Farrell replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion If you had to choose between SETAs and QCTO ..............
"Thank you Tliana, it must be your smile!  I am glad that you are also experiencing good service from SETA!  Well done again to your SETA!!"
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Lynel Farrell replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion If you had to choose between SETAs and QCTO ..............
"Thank you Renee!  Well if you produce quality to a SETA it wont take them months to understand how the training provider operates.  I have never had to wait long periods for QMS's that I have written, and why is that?  Because I…"
1 hour ago
Irene Tliana replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion If you had to choose between SETAs and QCTO ..............
"At the moment in the Skills Development point of view, i feel depending on SETAs some are good and some are not so good. The fact that others are going can assist those that are not good to pick up their socks. I have been communicating to my…"
1 hour ago
Renee' McGibbon replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion If you had to choose between SETAs and QCTO ..............
"Hi Lynell, I must second your "high 5". I provide SETA accreditation services and have not yet experienced a problem with the SETA's. I obtained registration as a constituent Assessor with the ETDP SETA in under 24 hours, my own…"
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Lynel Farrell replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion If you had to choose between SETAs and QCTO ..............
"I absolutely agree.  But before getting rid of the individuals working for SETAs that has not performed that well, get them up skilled and give them hope in their negative and unsecure environment that they are sitting in.  Not one of…"
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Lynel Farrell replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion If you had to choose between SETAs and QCTO ..............
"I hear you John, I do.  Maybe the SETAs would perform better, if they can get sufficient staff who is skilled to work with the administrative nightmares they deal with every day.  Or maybe the cut of funds that they have to pay over to the…"
1 hour ago
Steve Short replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion If you had to choose between SETAs and QCTO ..............
"The best comparison that I can make Lynel, looking at it as a whole, is that it's rather like comparing bruised apples with rotten ones - nobody really wants either.  In both instances there are too many people only being competent/driven…"
1 hour ago
John Gabriel replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion If you had to choose between SETAs and QCTO ..............
"Is this 'be nice to SETAs' day? It must depend on which SETA you deal with of course. I have only had to deal with Services which I am told is/was one of the best. If my experiences are anything to judge by, then SETA = Horror,…"
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Lynel Farrell replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion If you had to choose between SETAs and QCTO ..............
"No Celeste, no answers, no information, no input, nothing thus far.  Today I appreciate the SETAs, even if I have to wait a little bit or follow up on something.  At least the SETAs are trying their best."
2 hours ago
Celeste Maxime Lackay replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion If you had to choose between SETAs and QCTO ..............
"5-10 years?!  Did you get the answers you were looking for yet? "
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Lynel Farrell replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion If you had to choose between SETAs and QCTO ..............
"Hi Celeste, you are lucky indeed.  The amount of requests/applications the SETAs get on a daily basis is scary, Well done ETDP Seta, your work is noticed!  Celeste, the little information about the QCTO is currently what it is, and I think…"
3 hours ago

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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 11 minutes ago. 16 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 5 hours 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 9 minutes ago. 2 Replies

    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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