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Marketing Officer

Started Jul 26, 2010 0 Replies

Although Pietermaritzburg is the provincial capital we do struggle sometimes for qualified staff.We are looking for a qualified and experienced Marketing Officer to work in a Newspaper company. Any…Continue

 

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Tell us about what you do
I'm passionate about developing people
I am a consultant offering training and coaching in people management and business communication, help with writing and editing (policies, contracts, conference papers, etc.) and general HR/IR consulting.
(see www.simplycommunicate.co.za)
What companies or organisations are you with?
Simply Communicate Consulting; Shuter and Shooter Publishing (HR Consultant); PROTEC Pietermaritzburg Academy

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Ian Webster replied to sylvia hammond's discussion How to define "previously unemployed" when claiming Learnership Tax Incentive in the group Skills Development Facilitators
"Yes, Des, you are right. I am confident that what we did would pass muster under the amended legislation. It is a contract with a specific and stated purpose rather than an arbitrary one."
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Ian Webster replied to sylvia hammond's discussion How to define "previously unemployed" when claiming Learnership Tax Incentive in the group Skills Development Facilitators
"Yes, exactly that. It was a fixed-term contract, but effectively a probationary period. It stated that it was for the purposes of assessment, including medical and other assessments. If successful the employee would be offered an apprenticeship. if…"
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Ian Webster replied to sylvia hammond's discussion How to define "previously unemployed" when claiming Learnership Tax Incentive in the group Skills Development Facilitators
"I agree with Clive. The last time I needed to check was a few years ago and the SETA confirmed that understanding. We took on potential apprentices for extended assessment of three months (or more) before confirming their apprenticeship. SETA was…"
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Ian Webster replied to sylvia hammond's discussion How should we discipline abusive language in the workplace? in the group Industrial and Employment Relations
"Thanks Sylvia, Violence almost always begins with dehumanising the opponent. I can kill a cockroach, and who would care?"
Feb 17

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Ian Webster replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Labour Department and CCMA commence Labour Law amendment Roadshows in the group Industrial and Employment Relations
"And KZN? Thanks Sylvia. I would be interested in hearing from those who attend. I have been to a couple offered by legal practitioners, but the really valuable information will only emerge after the courts have had opportunity to interpret some of…"
Feb 16

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Ian Webster liked Brian V Moore's blog post Let's shoot...
Jan 9

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Ian Webster posted a blog post

Ellen Tshabalala: an unqualified failure

I heard a snatch from a radio programme last week that tried to assess what people thought of Ellen Tshabalala’s resignation as chairperson  of the SABC. I was annoyed that the reporter, who was interviewing…See More
Dec 24, 2014

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Ian Webster replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Seasonal Greetings from skills-universe
"Thank you, Sylvia: and blessings to you, too. Thanks for all your hard work keeping us in order, focused abd facing the right direction. Thank you for giving us food for thought and for helping us share our ideas. Have a wonderful Christmas and a…"
Dec 22, 2014

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Ian Webster commented on Ian Webster's blog post Reflection at the end of the year
"Hi Sylvia, Thank you. Precisely, which is why I don't go in for 'happy festive season' or 'happy holidays'! :) "
Dec 9, 2014
sylvia hammond commented on Ian Webster's blog post Reflection at the end of the year
"Thanks Ian - and on your comment on religious belief many Moslems do also celebrate Christmas."
Dec 9, 2014

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Ian Webster posted a blog post

Reflection at the end of the year

Let me share with my friends here my last Simply Communicate newsletter for 2014 (and a scary picture).  How has your year been? I hope that you will be able to set aside some time over the next month or so to reflect on the year and prepare for 2015. Let me suggest some things to help you in the process.   Book yourself…See More
Dec 9, 2014

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Ian Webster commented on sharon snell's blog post Rapist employed for almost a year because police block employer’s disciplinary proceedings
"Thanks Sharon. This  is appalling, both the sentence and the instruction to the employer. And the fact that the employer meekly obeyed."
Dec 5, 2014

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Ian Webster replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Should the standard retirement age be lowered and related to occupations? in the group HR & Personnel Practitioners
"Hi Sylvia, A difficult (and touchy) subject. It would make sense to differentiate but it is equally true that many people are living much longer than before.  I don' think that many people, except the very young and the very wealthy ask…"
Nov 26, 2014
CARMEN NEWMAN and Ian Webster are now friends
Nov 15, 2014

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Ian Webster replied to Dave Muir's discussion A gaggle of geese, a herd of sheep, a ????? of incompetents!
"Pierre, I wouldn't like to diminish your chances of getting your material approved, but calling a parastatal incompetent is actually being generous. I am afraid that the real problem is not incompetence (which is a failure of management rather…"
Nov 7, 2014

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Ian Webster replied to Dave Muir's discussion A gaggle of geese, a herd of sheep, a ????? of incompetents!
"A botch of incompetents, perhaps? I can think of others, but they are not so polite. You must be incredibly frustrated. And no one cares! There is such disdain for the consequences of administrative failure. Good luck Ian"
Nov 7, 2014

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Ellen Tshabalala: an unqualified failure

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 16:00 0 Comments



I heard a snatch from a radio programme last week that tried to assess what people thought of Ellen Tshabalala’s resignation as chairperson  of the SABC. I was annoyed…

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Reflection at the end of the year

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 9:52 2 Comments

Let me share with my friends here my last Simply Communicate newsletter for 2014 (and a scary picture).

 

How has your year been? I hope that you will be able to set aside some time over the next month or so to reflect on the year and prepare for 2015. Let me suggest some things to help you in the…

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Putting people first in Alan Paton country

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 11:00 0 Comments

I was privileged to spend three days recently in Ixopo running a workshop for ward councillors. Driving through that magnificent, though presently brown and dusty, countryside, I was reminded of Alan Paton’s words,

‘There is a lovely road which runs from Ixopo into the…

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Simply Communicate? What can they do?

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 11:32 0 Comments

How do you introduce yourself and your business? How can we make ourselves heard above the noise and, once heard, remembered?

I put my story into a poem and won a lunch at our local chamber of business for the effort.

It’s a bit of a mess, I think you’ll agree.…

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At 2:52pm on August 19, 2014, sylvia hammond gave Ian Webster a gift
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Wishing you a happy birthday and a year that is successful in the way that you would wish - thanks for your contribution to our skills-universe community - we do appreciate it - sylvia and team
At 13:05 on May 21, 2014, Tracey Norton (Berry) said…

Sorry for the delayed reply, it has been very busy. Yes, my colleague, Abi and I will meet you at Mugg & Bean, Pinecrest Centre tomorrow at 14h30. Please won't you also send me your cell number, just incase there is any problem. Tx

At 8:43 on May 15, 2014, Tracey Norton (Berry) said…

Maritzburg is sometghing of a foreign country to me. I was there last month and managed to get totally lost. I am based in New Germany/ Pinetown, so the Pinecrest Centre in Pinetown would be most convenient.

At 8:18 on May 15, 2014, Tracey Norton (Berry) said…

Hi Ian, yes, I remember those TMS discussions well. I never did hear from Jeanette. It is very exciting that you are now freelancing & consulting and it makes me realise I really need to catch up on this forum more frequently! It would be great to meet up and have a cuppa coffee sometime. All the best!

At 12:38pm on August 19, 2013, sylvia hammond gave Ian Webster a gift
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Happy birthday Ian - thank you for your valued contribution to our skills-universe and best wishes for a wonderful year - from the skills-universe team
At 9:42pm on September 14, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Ian Webster a gift
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Hi Ian, I do so enjoy your sense of humour - please don't go away - at the end of a frustrating day you really made me chuckle :) sylvia
At 11:39am on August 19, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Ian Webster a gift
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happy birthday Ian from the skills-universe team
At 2:12pm on August 13, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Ian Webster a gift
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Good luck and best wishes for your new venture and new life
At 20:02 on March 22, 2012, Carl Muller said…

We need facilitators in KZN. Preferably Zulu speaking. 

R300 to R1000/hour. We will train you.

Self-Empowerment

Demonstrate an understanding of an entrepreneurial profile
Explain and apply the concept, principles and theories of motivation in a leadership context.

carl@vulamehlo.co.za

At 12:32 on March 11, 2011, Tracey Norton (Berry) said…
It sounds like Jeanette may be able to help us out :-) Definately worth a shot! I see that you are in Pmb - not too far north of Durban :-) Maybe we could also get together to discuss in more depth what we want from a TMS and how we would prefer it to work.
Regards, Tracey
 
 
 

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