Soft Skills 4 Solid Results


Soft Skills 4 Solid Results

Shifting mindsets about Soft Skill Development

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Soft skills driving organisational performance

Started by Craig Woodward. Last reply by Clement Makan Jun 6, 2012. 10 Replies

I'm really interested to hear what HR Directors & indeed business leaders think about the impact of soft skills development on organisational performance.It seems to me that 'soft skills' are…Continue

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Comment by Julia Pulane Makhanda on May 6, 2013 at 12:22

Hello everyone, i just found this group and i'm looking forward to sharing and learning new things from all members, Iam a training Facilitator at a private College and and a registered assessor for end user computing subjects, and i would like to know from people who are free lancers what is needed for a person to do freelancing for other companies,

Comment by Melony Du Toit on April 21, 2012 at 21:18

 Hi All

I'm Looking for a qualified service provider/s to deliver the following various fundamental skills programmes on an ad-hoc basis aimed at equipping employees across all levels with required skills to enhance competencies required by the job.


To build capacity and enhance capability for employees

Deliverables include:

• Problem solving
• Interpersonal skills
• Conflict management
• Business communication
- Presentation skills
- Report writing
• Decision Making
• Computer skills at different levels
• Time Management
• Personal mastery
• Customer relations management
• EQ etc.

NB: There should be flexibility and ability to source and deliver other identified short

11 to 24 Months

Please send me the following BUSINESS ADJUDICATION CRITERIA:

Commercial Offer
• Costing per programme per person

Technical Offer
Proposed programmes aligned to spec to include:

o Learning outcomes/objectives
o Delivery Methods & number of days per programme
o Qualified facilitators include CV’s
o Experience- providing reference where similar service providing the above
programmes has been offered
-staff compliment that you maintain and the cv's of your key staff.

• SETA accreditation will be an advantage

There is also a need for a training provider that does computer skill at different levels.

This training is to be done in various locations and travelling might be essential.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could present me with a hasty response.

Send profiles to

Kindest regards

Melony Du Toit

Comment by Tracey Norton (Berry) on February 16, 2012 at 21:57

I have just found this forum and am hoping all discussion did not end in 2009! I train in interpersonal communication skills which tends to be a very underrated esential skill. I look forward to some more activity in this forum!

Comment by Madge du Preez on October 20, 2009 at 23:07
Hi Angela
I would love to work with you. You can reach me at
Comment by Angela MacMillan on October 13, 2009 at 8:34
Hi guys, having just joined this group, I cannot agree with the comments made more. Having been in the Recruitment and Training industry for 10+ years and being able to quote some really staggering statistics of incorrect career choices, this has become somewhat of a passion of mine. To the point that I have developed several training programmes aimed at the youth and soft skills that are not taught in schools. If anyone is interested in further information or can assist me in moving this material forward, please make contact with me? I look forward to networking with like minded individuals in this group!
Comment by Madge du Preez on October 9, 2009 at 19:46
Amen to that!!

Comment by Craig Woodward on October 9, 2009 at 13:40
Unathi, just this morning I had a conversation with a psycologist about the fact that business don't recognise this valuable development (in particular in South Africa - it's un-macho I think)... I think worse still it's deemed uncool to not know what you really want and asking for help to get it! It's my wish for all that we take responsibility for our happiness and success and seek out the means of achieving it - it starts in your own head frankly... imagine a work environment where everyone was doing what they 'wanted to' and were happy to do it? We wouldn't need 'supervisors' supervising...
Comment by Madge du Preez on October 8, 2009 at 22:21
Thanks for your comments Unathi...we certainly do, but it seems this is such a neglected area...
Comment by Unathi Pityana on October 8, 2009 at 17:43
Hi Craig and Madge, soft skills are critical and I notice the lack of this across all levels when I do interviews. There is now no longer focus on that i.e guidance teachers as schools. Student dont know what they want to do and why, they end up doing first year of every course just to figure out what they want in life. The work you are doing Madge is good, we need more of that for our children and even at workplace.
Comment by Madge du Preez on September 14, 2009 at 12:19
Hi Craig...thanks for your feedback. Blows my mind why people never go to the root of the problem!
Lets stay in touch...:))

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