I was born in Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. Following my Primary Education I entered a religious order to complete my Intermediate and Leaving Certificates while at the same time training to be a teacher.
My studies included Child Psychology, Philosophy, Theology and Teaching Methods under the guidance of a Master Educator.
In 1978 I got married and immigrated to South Africa. I spent the greater part of my career in the life assurance industry until my retrenchment in 1998.
I have a small training and consultancy business called "AMSI and Associates cc" specialising in ODETDP, Management/Supervisory/Disciplinary interventions as well as training for skills development and EE committee members .
I am qualified and registered as an SDF, Assessor, Moderator, Facilitator, Course Developer and Verifier with various SETAS.
I write on a variety of issues and have developed self study and training manuals on topics such as HIV/AIDS, Corporate Governance, Ethics, Management, supervisory HR and IR related issues. (Contact me for more information)
I am a member of the Ethics Institute of SA (MS 499/2010) and an ‘Affiliate’ Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
SOME SELF STUDY MANUALS WRITTEN BY DES SQUIRE
Life, Love, relationships and HIV/AIDS
A handbook for managers
Managing the Disciplinary process
HIV/AIDS – It’s your problem too
Everyone’s guide to HIV and Aids
HIV and Aids in the workplace
The Way forward – a guide to life and the world of work
School is over – what now? (a handbook for school leavers)
Conversations with life – a guide to an effective life style
Apply Innovative thinking
Should you have a need for specific articles, assistance with newsletters etc please contact me directly.
I am available as a consultant on ODETD related issues, EE and Skills Development Forum establishment and training or for public speaking engagements. I consult and train on a variety of topics and issues for clients in the mining, retail, hotel, technology and engineering industries
""anything else the employer expects....etc..." is unfair and has been challenged at CCMA. However if the sentence includes "for what the employee is qualified for..." or something to that effect then it is passable as it is…"
"I agree with you Christine. The job specifications must outline clearly what is required and must leave no room for speculation, misunderstanding or lack of clarity.
The code is very specific in stating the job description must be "free of…"
"Can anyone advise what the situation will be in relation to accredited providers whose accreditation is linked to any of the qualifications due to be de-registered?
Let's say a provider has received accreditation and has programme…"
This is a group for anyone involved in Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices (ODETD) in any capacity. The association is built on the pillars of Integrity, Trust and Transparency. There are no fees involved and you are invited to join now. This is your association as a member of the Skills Universe. This is an opportunity to raise your voice related to Skills issues and to have the support of like minded people.Please only add discussion topics or reply to…See More
"Hi Des, thanks for this. I firmly believe that part of the above skills development initiatives to ensure that new entrants to the job can succeed, are having job processes and procedures for each position. Then the new incumbent can…"
Job Descriptions and skills developmentAccording to the Code of Good Practice on EE in human resources a job description should outline clearly the requirement of the job. This is what an employee must know in order to be able to perform the functions and duties of the position to which he/she is appointed. The code goes on to say these should not be overstated in order to present discriminatory barriers to the designated groups as defined in the Act.So when job descriptions are developed or…See More
"Wonderful article, Des. Thank you.
Our focus has always been, "At the level of respect all people are equal!"
We do need to understand more about people - their cultures, religions and histories. But that should not be our sole…"
"This will be impacted further by the new legislation relating to part time employees.
In addition the term will have to be clearly defined in terms of the reasons and the duration. I am not aware of any exceptions having been outlined. "
I'm a registered Sasseta assessor and facilitator, currently working as a freelancer. I need help about pricing. So which method is best, price per hour or per credit and how much? One of the assessor I know charge R1300 a day. At the moment the is a company that need my services but we don't agree about moola. Please help...