January 2010 Blog Posts (39)

How effective is your business networking strategy?

It is likely you have a marketing and business development plan or strategy in place which will include titles such as corporate events and entertainment, work, direct mail, cold calling, advertising, Public Relations, sponsorship, seminars, pens with the company’s name embossed plus further headings. Do the words ‘networking activities’ feature? You will quite rightly argue that corporate events and entertainment and seminars could be included in this heading. That is fine but do your team… Continue

Added by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy on January 29, 2010 at 17:07 — No Comments

Business feeds on building relationships.

The relationship is the currency in today’s rapidly changing and competitive business climate says Karl Smith, South Africa’s Business Networking and Referral Coach. By building a series of meaningful transactions, you can create long-term business relationships that turn your clients into your marketing and sales force. So the ability to develop and maintain a broad network of “business friendships” is a critical skill for every entrepreneur. The purpose of business networking is to increase… Continue

Added by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy on January 29, 2010 at 17:06 — No Comments

Choose a networking group that will help you to achieve your business results - Fine Women Business Network, A Case Study in South Africa

Networking commentators agree that networking is an essential skill for most business people, but especially for entrepreneurs. Arguably to make, grow and maintain business relationships they are required to engage in various networking activities such as participation in chamber events, business breakfasts (also known as mixers elsewhere in the world), support groups, referral groups etc as well as in relevant virtual social networking forums. I always receive the following question during my… Continue

Added by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy on January 29, 2010 at 17:00 — No Comments

Urgent Need For Experienced Facilitation Services

Global company looking for interested parties, to contract /partner with us in the development and facilitation services for a small government lead opportunity in Zambia.

Essential experience required:-

• In organisational development and (AI) methodology to deliver these strategies within large organisations in a

multi-cultural environment.

• In facilitation of organisational and unit retreats:-

Delivery to high performance teams of:-

• Effective… Continue

Added by Amanda Parker on January 28, 2010 at 7:43 — 13 Comments



I need a Moderator for the above certificate on unit standard numbers 116937,117924,117925,115391. The Moderator that I had droped me in hot water, the learners need their veryfication a.s.a.p.

Contact me via E-MAIL, remember only 25% of the PoE's will be Moderated a tot of 4 PoE's. Prev PTA region

Added by Nadenza Jones on January 27, 2010 at 11:10 — No Comments

Harvard teamwork video

Added by Ashwell Glasson on January 27, 2010 at 11:01 — No Comments

Disciplinary Enquiries: the 3 Questions you have to ask before you dismiss

It seems like aspects relating to employment law always draw a lot of interest and comment from fellow professionals on this site. This is great news and sharing our knowledge and wisdom in a forum such as this, enables all of us to learn, grow and increase our knowledge and capacity.

In previous blog posts and forum discussions, we have established the importance of considering every incident or act of misconduct in the workplace, on its own merits and we have highlighted the… Continue

Added by Deborah Hartung on January 27, 2010 at 8:39 — No Comments

PBS College offering a NEW Management Qualification

Another first from the "Pioneers in Credit Management"

NEW Credit Management Qualification available soon!!!!

ICM (UK) recognition of certificates and diplomas from S A and Africa.

An opportunity to take your studies to the next level and beyond.

For more information contact: Stuart Wilson

Contact: 011-4628647

Email:… Continue

Added by Bronwyn Newman on January 26, 2010 at 12:44 — No Comments

Disciplinary Enquiries: the underlying legal principle

Can you remember when you were little and your parents used to tell you that there's no such thing as a 'small lie' or a 'big lie' and how you would be in the same amount of trouble if you lied, no matter what it was about?

Chances are, like me, you do remember being taught that principle at home, at school and at church. Chances are, if you have kids, you are even repeating the lessons for a whole new generation.

Why then, are we all so seemingly unwilling to apply those same… Continue

Added by Deborah Hartung on January 26, 2010 at 8:33 — 6 Comments

Good with numbers? Get your accounting career off the ground with courses from the ICB

Got a head for figures? Are you the person who always works out who owes what on the bill? Then the courses offered by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) could be your ticket to a successful career in accounting.

Flexible learning that opens doors worldwide

There is an alternative to the lengthy and expensive accounting degrees offered by universities. The ICB’s range of internationally recognised courses can be studied via numerous accredited training providers… Continue

Added by Andrew Carlsson on January 25, 2010 at 9:02 — No Comments

Services SETA Constituent Assessor / Moderator Re-registration 2010

Dear All

This is a letter that will be sent out via e-mail to our database of SSETA Constituent Assessors and Moderators on Monday 25th January 2010. The template referred to in the letter will also be attached. This information will also be available on, by early next week.



Attention: Services SETA Constituent Assessors / Moderators

Re: Services… Continue

Added by Anne Whittle on January 22, 2010 at 12:22 — 5 Comments

Training programme launched for catering industry

The Business Day reports that Food giant Tiger Brands , whose brands include Koo, All Gold, Fatti’s & Moni’s and Black Cat, has launched a six-month catering incubator programme under the auspices of its corporate sustainability division.

According to Stephen Billingham, president of the South African Chefs Association (Saca) , the training programme is long overdue.

“The catering industry is one of the largest growing sectors in the hospitality industry as more and… Continue

Added by Alan Hammond on January 22, 2010 at 11:58 — No Comments

WCS Ticket Fiasco

FIFA world cup offers 2 ticket products. Match tickets to watch individual matches (4 per match for up to 7 matches) and Team specific Ticket Series TST's ( 3 to 7 matches to a max of 4 TST)

During the 2nd round applications I booked for 2 matches in Durban and 3 matches TST following Holland. I got one sms to tell me my ticket application was unsuccessful. I queried this week which ticket application was unsuccesful and I was told both much to my surprise. 2 applications warrents 2 sms I… Continue

Added by Lisa Amanda Bradshaw on January 22, 2010 at 11:03 — No Comments

The Thusanani Post-Matric Work Readiness Programme

Young people enter the world of work for the first time and are faced with many challenges i.e. the transition from student to employee, adjusting to their new work environment and navigating the many global career challenges of the 21st century. Therefore Stanley Hutcheson and Associates (SHA) have developed the Thusanani Post-Matric Work Readiness Programme (WRP).

Based on our successful implementation of the Thusanani Work Readiness Programme, for the past 5 years, SHA has… Continue

Added by Bronwyn Newman on January 21, 2010 at 14:00 — No Comments

HR Reporting Protocols

I need to do a presentation on HR reporting protocols. I'm not sure how to approach this topic. Can someone assist please

Added by Prudence Thabethe on January 21, 2010 at 11:31 — 2 Comments

Haiti relief effort shows limits of technology

Who’s leading who?

Watching the Haiti tragedy on various TV stations, often with tears in my eyes, I reach a stage where I have to switch off the television to protect my emotional wellbeing. However, even after switching off, the scenes remain in my head – and most particularly I turn over in my mind - the Questions!

Why is it – with so much at their disposal the Americans are able to deliver so little? Let’s acknowledge the enormous contribution and generosity that the… Continue

Added by sylvia hammond on January 21, 2010 at 8:38 — 5 Comments




Dear Training Provider

During the last 3 years, METSA has been involved in the implementation and coordination of various training projects in Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces, and also for a number of Large and established Training providers.

We have noticed that a number of Training Providers from other provinces are implementing project in Mpumalanga. Often – to their detriment. The… Continue

Added by Werner Rossouw on January 20, 2010 at 12:05 — No Comments

An important legal precedent

A recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment in a case involving the Tswane Metro should be read by all concerned with the challenge of maintaining standards and blindly implementing employment equity requirements. It primarily covers the rights employees have to communicate their concerns when they believe ignoring standards will have adverse effects on the work place and the general public.
Significant is the need for proper training and testing of resources.
See Case No 532/08.

Added by Chris Reay on January 20, 2010 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

Mason New Venture Creation Advertisement

Mason Complete Office Solutions in partnership with the W&RSETA and Sappi is pleased to announce the GO WISE (Getting Our Women Involved in Self Employment) New Venture Creation Programme. The GO WISE programme is aimed at equipping learners/emerging entrepreneurs who have interest in the Retail sector with small business management skills and an opportunity to own a fully equipped franchised stationery business.

This 1 year programme is structured to enable candidates to… Continue

Added by Bronwyn Newman on January 20, 2010 at 11:29 — No Comments

How can attorneys become successful networkers?

For many attorneys, the word “networking” conjures up trepidation and concern about their own inadequacies about not being able to “schmooze,” coupled with misconceptions ranging from not having enough time and not having “star” power, to networking being a waste of time that robs them of valuable billable hours. So it’s no surprise that networking often ranks on the lower rungs of business development activities. By holding these misconceptions to be true, attorneys are really doing themselves… Continue

Added by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy on January 20, 2010 at 9:59 — No Comments

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