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'Work-integrated learning' set to improve work-ready graduates

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The higher education sector must move toward incorporating work-integrated learning in all curricula, to ensure that graduates are better able to make the transition from lecture hall to office,…Continue

Looking for Great New Talent‘ Just Google It

Started Sep 1, 2013 0 Replies

Google has become the definitive source for web search, handling 65.2% of all searches worldwide – more than four times the number of pages indexed by runners-up Yahoo! and Bing combined. In 2006,…Continue

White Men Still Top Of the Pay Scale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Marlow Apr 24, 2013. 10 Replies

South Africa’s highest-paid employees are, on average, white men who live in Gauteng, work in the community and social services industry (including government) in skilled jobs, belong to a union, and…Continue

The Rise Of Social Media As a Recruitment Tool

Started Apr 18, 2013 0 Replies

Over the past decade, social media has metamorphosed into a dynamic form of worldwide interpersonal communication and community building. In fact, according to a 2012 Pew Global Attitudes Project…Continue

 

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'Work-integrated learning' set to improve work-ready graduates

The higher education sector must move toward incorporating work-integrated learning in all curricula, to ensure that graduates are better able to make the transition from lecture hall to office, education experts say."Employers and higher education institutions share a vested interest in the production of graduates equipped to meet the needs of a dynamic, demanding and expanding workplace," says Peter Kriel, head of the Business Faculty at The Independent Institute of Education (IIE)."Yet there is often a gap between graduate skills and attributes and employer expectations," he says.He says The IIE has recognised the discrepancy and has implemented significant interventions to ensure qualifications have a strong career focus."A sound education has all three elements of a relevant and modern curriculum: opportunities to apply and test the knowledge in practical situations and an opportunity to build the skills and experience that makes one work ready," he says.Work-integrated…See More
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Looking for Great New Talent‘ Just Google It

Google has become the definitive source for web search, handling 65.2% of all searches worldwide – more than four times the number of pages indexed by runners-up Yahoo! and Bing combined. In 2006, the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary even included the word "Google," as a new transitive verb as in, let’s “google it.”In South Africa, Google similarly dominates the web as the first place for search when people start their journey online, says Matthew Gray, head of sales at GraylinkCentral to everyone’s online world, Google is a very important place to be when it comes to social recruitment. As Google’s mobile operating system, Android, proliferates with smartphone growth, Google search will continue to become the defacto for search on any connected device.HR recruiters can use Google’s paid and organic search capabilities very effectively to distribute jobs and corner top talent:1. Paid searchGoogle allows you to choose specific keywords to describe your jobs and then displays an…See More
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Being Strong

Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak, sometimes it means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go and move on.See More
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Apr 25, 2013
Kevin Marlow replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion White Men Still Top Of the Pay Scale
"Hi Madivan Are you able to indicate what percentage the highest paid employees make up the Economically Active population (EAP)and what percentage they constitute the total salary bill? As a matter of interest the Public Sector constitutes 21% of…"
Apr 24, 2013
Rose Mageza replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion White Men Still Top Of the Pay Scale
"Richard, You are not the only one with that problem, it is really unfair how most of these private sectors operate. Discrimination still has a long way to go...."
Apr 24, 2013

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Miro Bagrov replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion White Men Still Top Of the Pay Scale
"I am also interested to see how earnings relate to memberships of proffessional bodies... Does being a member of a proffessional institution (eg. Chartered Accountants SA, Financial Planning Institue SA, etc.)actually convert to numbers and justify…"
Apr 23, 2013

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Hannes Nel replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion White Men Still Top Of the Pay Scale
" I still dispute the statistics but not your example. Your case appears to be valid, as it applies to comparable employees; the statistics don't. Dr Hannes Nel"
Apr 23, 2013
Richard Nanda Sono replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion White Men Still Top Of the Pay Scale
"I agree with the statistics, truth of the mateer is discrimation will never end. I'm working in the private sector (Risk management) as a site risk manager with two white collegues who are still new within the company. I've been with the…"
Apr 23, 2013

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Hannes Nel replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion White Men Still Top Of the Pay Scale
"Nope, don't agree. You can't just compare income per racial group in general and then claim that one groups is more privileged than the next. You need to compare people of different race groups with the same qualifications, experience and…"
Apr 23, 2013
Claudia Nicholl replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion White Men Still Top Of the Pay Scale
"Thanks Martin. Totally agree with you."
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White Men Still Top Of the Pay Scale

South Africa’s highest-paid employees are, on average, white men who live in Gauteng, work in the community and social services industry (including government) in skilled jobs, belong to a union, and are between 55 and 64 years of age. This is according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.Earnings are assessed using the median monthly income of employed people in both the formal and the informal sector broken down in various ways, such as by race, sex, province, and age. The median is the level that divides the relevant segment of the working population in half, meaning that half earns less than the median and half more.According to these medians, on average the lowest paid employees are African women living in Limpopo, working in private households, not belonging to a union, and aged between 15 and 24.In 2011, the median monthly wage for African earners was R2 380, for coloured earners R3 030, for Indian…See More
Apr 22, 2013

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Being Strong

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 17:06 0 Comments

Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak, sometimes it means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go and move on.

Time

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 13:42 0 Comments

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, etc…

Life

Posted on April 20, 2013 at 17:05 0 Comments

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.

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EMPLOYMENT: Ford Creates 800 New Jobs in South Africa

Posted on September 11, 2012 at 22:18 0 Comments

Due to continued strong demand for the award-winning Ford Ranger pickup truck, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has added 800 new positions to increase production at its Silverton Assembly Plant and its Struandale Engine Plant from the beginning of September.



FMCSA will add a second shift to its Silverton Assembly Plant and a third shift at its Struandale Engine Plant. Training of potential employees to fill the new positions began in June this year.



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At 11:39am on December 24, 2013, sylvia hammond gave Madivan van der Merwe a gift
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Happy birthday Madivan & best wishes to you for the coming year. Thank you for your contribution to our community - we do appreciate your membership. From sylvia and the skills-universe team.
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Happy birthday Madivan - best wishes from the skills-universe team and all the best for 2013
At 9:56 on June 20, 2012, Eugene Mashinini said…

My happiness at work represents a number of factors such as work itself, people I work with, processes in place and the culture of the organisation, but all in all I thank God for my job in these trying times 

At 23:05 on April 8, 2012, sylvia hammond said…

Hi Madivan, Well done on your new group - from the quotations you've posted to date, I really look forward to your discussions. You can also use your company logo as the logo of the group. If you need any help just contact me.

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