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7 Ways Successful and Fulfilled People Think Differently

 

We pay to kill cockroaches and spiders. In Thailand, they pay to eat cockroaches and spiders.

As different forms of thinking separate cultures, it’s also the case between those who are happy and successful, and those who aren’t. Great change has always come from thinking outside the box. Familiarity often turns our box into a prison without realization, crippling our potential success and sapping our happiness.

To reflect, assess, and challenge our personal forms of…

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Added by Jeanine Topping on October 30, 2014 at 8:58 — No Comments

ARE YOU FRUSTRATED OVER THE LATEST SETA PROCESS CHANGES?

Well, rest assured, you are not alone.  Due to recent internal SETA changes in processes, all applying an already-accredited training providers are having to make a “shot left”!

This will involve training providers now having to “take 2 steps back to take 10 steps forward”.

We know how you have all worked really hard to date and we want to re-assure that our Accreditation Administrators already understand the new processes and are currently implementing the changes in…

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Added by Jeanine Topping on October 29, 2014 at 8:58 — No Comments


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Much needed Teacher Development Strategy for South Africa’s 450 000 Teachers

How can we provide access to Professional Development programmes to some 450 000 Teachers country wide (Principals, HOD’s and teachers) in all public and independent schools?

Special Appeal to support Education in South Africa

For just R 240 per year you will support the development…

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Added by Don Leffler on October 28, 2014 at 20:54 — No Comments

5 Things CEOs Don't Ask About Marketing, But Should



It’s often difficult to isolate and quantify what marketing is responsible for, so there is an inherent disconnect between result-oriented CEOs and their marketing teams.



Oftentimes, this results in a completely hands-off approach, usually because management doesn’t truly understand marketing’s strategy enough to know what questions to ask. The problem with this process is that companies are missing out on serious growth…

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Added by Jeanine Topping on October 28, 2014 at 9:08 — No Comments

Services SETA Discretionary Grant Applications

SERVICES SETA 2014/2015

DISCRETIONARY GRANTS APPLICATIONS

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) is a statutory body established in terms of the Skills Development Act of (1998) as amended, to enable stakeholders to advance skills levels in the services sector.

The Services SETA invites suitable stakeholders to apply for Discretionary Grant funding. The Discretionary Grants Applications will open during the…

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Added by sylvia hammond on October 27, 2014 at 11:12 — No Comments

Services SETA Annual General Meeting

 

Notice and Invitation

to the Annual General Meeting (AGM)

 

Notice is hereby given to all Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) stakeholders that the Annual General Meeting will be held as follows:

 

Date:      20 November 2014

Venue:    Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre

              14 View Point Road Boksburg…

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Added by sylvia hammond on October 27, 2014 at 11:06 — No Comments


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Thinking outside the box when recruiting employees

The job market has undergone significant changes since the dawn of the digital age. Young people entering industries twenty or thirty years ago were likely to stick with the same line of work, often even the same company, until retirement. Modern workers, on the other hand, skip between professions throughout their…

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Added by Chantel Harris on October 27, 2014 at 10:41 — 2 Comments

Quality Management System Discussion - POLICY 19: OUTSOURCED CONTRACTORS MANAGEMENT POLICY

 

The Company will ensure that all parties are aware of the expected outcomes by issuing every Outsourced Contractor that performs any function for the Company with a Service Level Agreement that will highlight the type of service, all relevant particulars of the Contractor, dates of services performed and completed, indemnity as well as the cost of the service and payment terms. …

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Added by Jeanine Topping on October 27, 2014 at 10:01 — No Comments


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Rapist employed for almost a year because police block employer’s disciplinary proceedings

 

Evidence was provided in a recent Labour Court case that the police issued an instruction to Legends Golf and Safari Resort Operations (Pty) Ltd, requesting them not to take disciplinary action against their employee, William Mtshali, until…

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Added by sharon snell on October 26, 2014 at 22:13 — No Comments


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Meeting Tutu

It feels as if we have so few leaders in this country that stand for equal rights, humanitarian insights and fair Governance. Our own environment in education and training seems as if its losing the sights of where we all wish to be. Yes, there are glowing lights, but it feels that they are few and unseen. So when working with people who have the backing of one of the most decorated peace individuals this week, I felt hugely humbled. 

I was so blessed to have met Bishop Desmond Tutu,…

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Added by Tass Schwab on October 24, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Addressing Skills Shortages through Learnership Programmes

Chartall Business College is accredited to offer training for a selection of registered learnerships.  A learnership is a structured training programme that combines workplace experience and classroom training to develop job-relevant skills and knowledge.

Chartall Business College delivers learnerships on-site for companies who wish to develop their own staff and offers public learnerships…

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Added by Chantal Bailie on October 24, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Quality Management System Discussion - POLICY 18: ACCREDITATION MANAGEMENT POLICY

The main purpose hereof is to ensure that the SETA are aware of how the Company will conduct their business in order to obtain, retain and ensure that the Company provides a quality, learner driven, honest, reliable, responsible and accountable service.

In order to do this the Company must adhere to all policies and procedures as set out in the QMS and will further retain the services of an experienced ETDP consultant to assist them with the SETA accreditation process. The Company…

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Added by Jeanine Topping on October 24, 2014 at 9:06 — No Comments

Tips on Overcoming Gender Bias against Women in Technology

The tech industry at first glance may seem to offer a fair playing field for both male and female workers. For the first time ever, we’re actually seeing more female personalities in the tech…

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Added by Kyle H. Albert on October 24, 2014 at 6:13 — No Comments

Service SETA Discretionary Grant Funding Window 2014/2015

The Service SETA invites suitable stakeholders to apply for Discretionary Grant Funding 2014/15. The Discretionary Grant Applications will open during the period 22 October 2014 to 21 November 2014.

The KZN Provincial Office will be having a briefing session for interested stakeholders on the 27th October 2014 .

Registration : 9:30 am

Programme : 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Venue : Service SETA Training Room

Address : 73 Ramsay Avenue, Musgrave, Durban.

For Agenda…

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Added by Jeanine Topping on October 23, 2014 at 9:28 — No Comments

Quality Management System Discussion - POLICY 17: RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY

The main purpose is to identify, reduce and prevent undesirable incidents or outcomes by reviewing past incidents and implementing changes to prevent or reduce future incidents.

Areas to be analysed are:

  • Long-term strategic objectives
  • Operational and day-to-day activities
  • Financial management and controls
  • Intellectual and information technology actions and knowledge
  • Compliance/regulatory issues and policy…
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Added by Jeanine Topping on October 23, 2014 at 9:06 — No Comments

Quality Management System Discussion - POLICY 16: CUSTOMER SERVICES POLICY

The Company will endeavour to provide the highest level of service to its customers and ensure that the staff will be professional at all times by showing courtesy, accuracy, accountability, integrity, consideration and promptness in all their actions.

In order to ensure this the company must identify impediments and address them accordingly as well as provide training on customer service and general communication skills.…

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Added by Jeanine Topping on October 22, 2014 at 9:05 — No Comments

It's time to start thinking about your 2015 training needs

The end of 2014 is fast approaching and we're all gearing up (or winding down) for a well-deserved break. 2015 will be on our doorstep sooner than we think and it's a good idea to plan for your 2015 training and skills development needs before the end of the year. Chartall Business College provides tailor-made training solutions for companies. We perform a needs analysis for each customer and then tailor a solution to meet their specific needs. To see the learnerships and qualifications we…

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Added by Chantal Bailie on October 21, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

POLICY 15: WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING AND EXCURSION/OFF-ON SITE POLICY

POLICY 15: WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING AND EXCURSION/OFF-ON SITE POLICY

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is defined as the knowledge and skills acquired through life and work experience and study which are not formally demonstrated through any educational or professional certification.

Work integrated Learning is a mode of learning delivered under Minister of Education guidelines that integrates the theoretical concepts of classroom activities with a community…

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Added by Jeanine Topping on October 21, 2014 at 8:13 — No Comments


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Discretionary grant applications

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) is a statutory body established in terms of the Skills Development Act of (1998) as amended, to enable stakeholders to advance skills levels in the services sector.

The Services SETA invites suitable stakeholders to apply for Discretionary Grant funding. The Discretionary Grants…

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Added by Cindy Payle on October 20, 2014 at 14:36 — No Comments


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Communicate and Connect. Confidently

Whoever told you that presenting to a group of people is easy, does not know what he or she is talking about. Coming up with a brilliant idea is not a problem. The way in which it comes across to your audience is what makes a difference. Presenting to a group of people can be a daunting exercise - a trial of fire - but one which you emerge from as a more confident communicator, who is able to connect with a diverse range of people. 



I…

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Added by Michelle Shippel on October 20, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

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