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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 received a gift from sylvia hammond
Aug 19

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Ian Webster was featured
Aug 19

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Ian Webster replied to sylvia hammond's discussion "We are illiterate" - three key words from the Farlam Marikana Report in the group HR & Personnel Practitioners
"Thanks Sylvia, An important omission in Farlam. I come from a smallish organisation where we did what we could to maintain best practice in HR. We always assumed that the 'big boys' got it right (all those extra resources, surely), but I…"
Aug 17

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Ian Webster replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Labour Court challenge to reduction of SETA Mandatory Grants successful in the group Skills Development Facilitators
"It is indeed! The government tends to appeal everything, mindlessly, so I have little doubt they will appeal or find a way around. Thanks Sylvia for keeping your eyes open for these things. "
Aug 13

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Ian Webster replied to Des Squire's discussion Has the skills revolution failed our youth?
"Thanks Des. My experience of the SETA system from the very beginning is that is all about training and not about delivery.  How many lernerships, how many apprentices, how many numbers -- get them through the system. This is what Sylvia touches…"
Jul 16

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Ian Webster posted a blog post

Flags and Statues: The Power of Symbols

In the wake of the tragic and shocking massacre of nine worshippers in Charleston, USA, the Governor of South Carolina proposed removing the old Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the legislature. Other Southern states appear to be following suit.I don’t know the historic or legal issues involved; mine is merely an observation, not a judgement. But it does seem odd, to this South African at…See More
Jul 1

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Ian Webster replied to sylvia hammond's discussion HR Future Cape Town Breakfast Invitation
"And Durban? You know, it's that awesome holiday destination on the east coast somewhere..... :) "
Jul 1

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Ian Webster posted a blog post

The Pope and Climate Change

Originally published on Simply CommunicateSo the Pope has spoken passionately on climate change and drawn the traditional flak from the far right and others who don’t like interference in their activities.…See More
Jun 22

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Ian Webster and Katherine De Exclana-Denton are now friends
Jun 19
Thabisile Zikalala commented on Ian Webster's blog post Adding Value
"Beautiful Ian, thank you for an inspiring and thought provoking article"
Apr 29
Charles Dey commented on Ian Webster's blog post Adding Value
"Thanks Ian, I find that complaining about things that I can't change generally leads to loss of libido, ulcers and dandruff, none good (especially at my age). "
Apr 27
sylvia hammond commented on Ian Webster's blog post Adding Value
"Good morning to all and thank you - yes Charles and Ian - that is the approach that I would support.  What can I do every day in my world to make a difference? Unfortunately, we have a portion of our population, who in my opinion seem to want…"
Apr 27

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Ian Webster commented on Ian Webster's blog post Adding Value
"Thanks Charles, That's the sort of engagement I was hoping for. What can we do and what are we going to do in our own space."
Apr 27
Charles Dey commented on Ian Webster's blog post Adding Value
"@ Dale and Wessel. I prefer to take a more fox (as Clem Sunter puts it) view: what can I do to develop courses which result in improved performance in MY workplace environment? When I develop courses am I sure that I have produced the very best that…"
Apr 27
Dale Holdstock commented on Ian Webster's blog post Adding Value
"Education and Training for EMPLOYMENT that ADDS VALUE to our RESOURCES to break the shackles of poverty and unemployment. [Education] The MONEY needs to go to upskilling the TEACHERS. [Training] The MONEY needs to go to competent EMPLOYERS.…"
Apr 27

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Ian Webster commented on Ian Webster's blog post Adding Value
"Yes, Steve, I think the problem is we all prefer to talk about things out there for someone else to fix. As I see it, the problem is not whether we understand the value of nurturing people, but whether we DO it. So benefication (as we like to call…"
Apr 27

Ian Webster's Blog

Flags and Statues: The Power of Symbols

Posted on July 1, 2015 at 13:39 0 Comments

In the wake of the tragic and shocking massacre of nine worshippers in Charleston, USA, the Governor of South Carolina proposed removing the old Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the legislature. Other Southern states appear to be following suit.

I don’t know the historic or legal issues involved; mine is…

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The Pope and Climate Change

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 12:43 0 Comments

Originally published on Simply Communicate

So the Pope has spoken passionately on climate change and drawn the traditional flak from the far right and others who don’t like interference…

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Adding Value

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 15:19 11 Comments

I enjoyed ‘breakfast with Blade’ recently. The Minister of Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, and the FP&M SETA teamed up to engage with stakeholders in the sector.

Dr Nzimande expressed concern, among other things, about how South Africa’s raw materials leave the country to…

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Hiring – Insights From Google

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:14 0 Comments

How much time do you spend on hiring? How important is it for you to get the right person? Google managers believe that hiring is the most important thing a manager or senior executive does.

I highly recommend Google: How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg. It is…

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At 11:05am on August 19, 2015, sylvia hammond gave Ian Webster a gift
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Happy birthday Ian - wishing you a great day and a successful year. Really appreciate your contribution to our skills-universe - we live in exciting times :) regards sylvia
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

 
 
 

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