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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 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; CBM Training (Facilitator); Varsity College (P/T Lecturer)

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Ian Webster replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Nominations requested for Skills-universe Member of the Year - 2016
"Ah, but you play it so well!!!!"
Dec 1

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Ian Webster replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Nominations requested for Skills-universe Member of the Year - 2016
"Sadly, I have been so out of it this year, and I have just logged in to see the various posts emailed to me. But I have been glad to know that the work is being done and support offered. Thanks to all for that. And thanks, especially to Sylvia for…"
Nov 30

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Ian Webster replied to Kgomotso Mahau's discussion Contract amendments in the group HR & Personnel Practitioners
"Hi Kgomotso, The simple answer is that it would be illegal. What we forget as employers is that the contract of employment is a contract. You can't tear up contracts with suppliers or customers or change them, just because it suits you. the…"
Oct 21
NOZIBELE NOLUTSHUNGU liked Ian Webster's blog post Avoiding Marikana: Four Years On
Oct 4

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Ian Webster replied to sylvia hammond's discussion What is acceptable practice for non-accredited providers and the use of registered practitioners? in the group Training Service Providers
"As my colleagues have said, there is no requirement to be registered. I am not registered or accredited, but, like many of you, no doubt, I ran the training of managers when I was in corporate using my own and proprietary material. Now, as a…"
Sep 27

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Ian Webster replied to sylvia hammond's discussion What is acceptable practice for non-accredited providers and the use of registered practitioners? in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Louis, This is a misunderstanding that has been around for a while. You cannot claim any costs against your mandatory grant. It is a fixed percentage of your levy, irrespective of the amount or cost of training done. One enters the training in…"
Sep 27

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Ian Webster posted a blog post

Sexual Harassment and Other Misconduct: Employer Risk

Employers beware! The appointment and promotion of managers and supervisors is much more risky than you thought.Since no one is a perfect fit, we are used to assessing whether a candidate’s shortcomings can be dealt with through training and coaching. A lack of technical and people-management skills is the risk we…See More
Sep 7

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Charles Dey commented on Ian Webster's blog post Avoiding Marikana: Four Years On
"To my mind we are sitting on a powder keg which will look the Marikana disaster look like a kid's picnic for one reason: failure of employers to teach their workers how to manage their money."
Aug 30

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Ian Webster posted a blog post

Avoiding Marikana: Four Years On

The Marikana massacre four years ago, was a watershed moment in South African labour relations. The Farlam Commission into the tragedy pointed out multiple failures on all sides. For employers, the failure of management on a number of levels makes for sober reading. However, it is tempting to heave a sigh of…See More
Aug 29

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Ian Webster replied to Shawn Naidu's discussion Abuse of Freelancers
"A generic contract would be nice to have, if anyone is willing to share. But it is, of course, not a Department of Labour issue, since we are by choice and by definition, independent contractors. That means we are dependent on the law of contract…"
Aug 29

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Ian Webster commented on Chantel Harris's blog post Creating a safe work environment for employees
"Thanks for this. Recent case law indicates that it is not just the normal safety issues you mention, but employers need to think about how they protect employees from things like sexual harassment as well. Regards, Ian"
Aug 19
sylvia hammond left a comment for Ian Webster
"Wishing you a great birthday & a successful year ahead :)"
Aug 19

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Ian Webster left a comment for sylvia hammond
"Hi Sylvia, Thanks for the feature. Much appreciated. Hope all well.  Blessings, Ian"
Aug 19

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Ian Webster was featured
Aug 19

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Ian Webster liked sylvia hammond's discussion Update to Department of Labour Employment Equity Roadshows - dates
Aug 18

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Ian Webster posted a blog post

Democracy in the Workplace: Too Much or Not Enough

Sorry ladies. Women’s month got knocked off the front pages by the Local Government Elections this year. For those who supported the smaller parties, there was hope that this would be the year of breakthrough. Mixed results there. For ruling-party supporters, perhaps this would be the year of service delivery?But…See More
Aug 16

Ian Webster's Blog

Sexual Harassment and Other Misconduct: Employer Risk

Posted on September 7, 2016 at 14:41 0 Comments

Employers beware! The appointment and promotion of managers and supervisors is much more risky than you thought.

Since no one is a perfect fit, we are used to assessing whether a candidate’s shortcomings can be dealt with through training and coaching. A lack of technical and…

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Avoiding Marikana: Four Years On

Posted on August 29, 2016 at 17:08 1 Comment

The Marikana massacre four years ago, was a watershed moment in South African labour relations. The Farlam Commission into the tragedy pointed out multiple failures on all sides. For employers, the failure of management on a number of levels makes for sober reading. However, it is tempting to…

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Democracy in the Workplace: Too Much or Not Enough

Posted on August 16, 2016 at 14:39 0 Comments

Sorry ladies. Women’s month got knocked off the front pages by the Local Government Elections this year. For those who supported the smaller parties, there was hope that this would be the year of breakthrough. Mixed results there. For ruling-party supporters, perhaps this would be the year of…

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Rugby Coaches and Acting Positions: Three Questions

Posted on April 15, 2016 at 8:35 1 Comment

The ‘secret’ is out. Allister Coetzee has been appointed the new Springbok Rugby coach. Some say it is nine years late, and that he should have been given the job when the ‘poisoned chalice’ passed to the ‘quirky’ Pieter de Villiers.

In spite of the delay, Coetzee appears upbeat and…

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At 10:59 on August 19, 2016, sylvia hammond said…

Wishing you a great birthday & a successful year ahead :)

At 9:45 on November 11, 2015,
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Tom Ventouris
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Inbox me and I will give you my direct E Mail. I am looking for Facilitators in DBN and PE.

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
 
 
 

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