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April 2009 Blog Posts (52)

Change Management

Many companies are currently in the process of either retrenching employees or are reorganising their businesses sot that they may survive going forward. This usually requires change management practices to be implemented. What normally happens is that this important task that needs to be implemented and communicated with staff, gets pushed onto the HR department and it becomes their "problem". Change management leadership should happen from the top down and Hr should only be utilised as… Continue

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Swine flu outbreak tests management skills

Flu is a disease that we usually think of as not much more than an inconvenience. But in 1918 as many as 100 million people died from a global outbreak that lasted for two years.



News of 159 deaths in Mexico from an outbreak of Swine Flu has got the attention of the world.



The SA Cabinet discussed the swine flu at its meeting this week and called on the country to remain calm, even as the first two suspected cases in South Africa were being investigated.



The two… Continue

Added by Alan Hammond on April 29, 2009 at 22:30 — 2 Comments

The end of university as we know it?

This op ed in the New York Times reminds me of a comment I read recently about how graduates in South Africa should acquire skills for which there is a primary demand (the comment came from Cheryl James over at Fasset).



The article mentions the crippling effect of student loans (I've had some experience with this myself) and the fact that current graduates are the employment group most… Continue

Added by Caitlin Smythe on April 29, 2009 at 13:30 — No Comments

CTU Randburg - MS Office & Networking

Added by Melinda Spies on April 28, 2009 at 15:00 — No Comments

Google Page Ranking - 5 things you should know !

Wondering why no one visits your Website ?



Many small businesses that start up, the time inevitability comes when they want to get themselves a website. All of my competitors have one and so “I must have one too” they say to themselves. And so the hunt begins for a good designer and something affordable, a very hard combination to balance, because most of the time you get what you pay for right?…As… Continue

Added by Geoffrey Gordon on April 28, 2009 at 12:28 — No Comments

Facilitation and Assessor Pricing

Hi all Assessors,



I am new in the profession having been a teacher at High school for five years and a lecturer for a year and experience in HR and recruitment. I am registered with the SSETA for various Unit Standards and I am in the process of extending the scope of registration to include many qualifications that are business and HR related. I hold a BCom Hons in HR and a Social Science degree in Industrial, Organisational and Labour Studies majoring in HR.



I need… Continue

Added by Fikile Motsamai Dube on April 28, 2009 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Never under estimate your potential

You are born with everything you need to make a success of your life...Its no use you compare yourself with someone else, you will only miss your mark each time you do that because your mark is different than that of the other person.



You have inborn skills, talents and passions. You might have done training in something you might not even like but now you have the skill - use it. Remember, no man is an island, so you have to share your knowledge thus ensuring that you multiply… Continue

Added by Fatima abdool on April 27, 2009 at 20:05 — No Comments


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THSBS is a specialist Education, Training & Business Support Provider offering a professional service to Educators in FET Colleges and Schools and, also, to Corporate Clients, Government Bodies,… Continue

Added by Don Leffler on April 26, 2009 at 21:49 — No Comments

NEED A TRAINING VENUE?

All training Providers, in PTA, Midrand and JHB, if you need a venue all inclusive please contact me for all your needs.

Added by Nadenza Jones on April 24, 2009 at 7:24 — 1 Comment

Dealing with exam cheats

Is cheating in an exam going to be an on-going problem? I first encountered exam cheats at school. Years ago I was naive to think that this does not happen when dealing with adults but was I so wrong. Over the years I have specialised in the area of distance learning and worked for many of the colleges in South Africa and abroad. It's an on-going battle! Are there only some of us in the world that expect that you actually do need to study and gain the skills before going to write an exam? I… Continue

Added by Linda Ingram on April 23, 2009 at 22:41 — No Comments

Higher Education Act (101/1997) Gov Gazette 32038 - Call for Comment on Draft on Draft Amendments

Invitations have gone out to providers to comment on the draft amendments on the regulations for regsitration for Higher Education Institutions. I'd be interested to see how many of you have seen the Government Gazette and have had an opportunity to comment.



For service providers already registered with the DoE and CHE, there is no impact, but for those of us dealing with institutions worldwide, there could be a huge impact to the way in which we conduct our business in future. We… Continue

Added by Linda Ingram on April 23, 2009 at 22:16 — 2 Comments

Guidlines

Hi,

Can some 1 please help, I need to find out what are the cost, if a consultant have to do a WSP/ATR.

Added by Nadenza Jones on April 23, 2009 at 14:48 — No Comments

Elections over, now it's time to get down to work

We’ll the voting is over and the counting is well under way. As everyone expected the ANC will form the next government, with the DA set to take control in the Western Cape.



What can we expect from the next national government? The skills development framework is unlikely to see any significant changes, with the establishment of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations already set in motion.



Labour brokers are likely to be the focus of the next Labour Minister who… Continue

Added by Alan Hammond on April 23, 2009 at 12:15 — 1 Comment

Are we really “over the rainbow”?

When admiring a good band playing, a person may comment that the band was “tight” - meaning that every chord is spot on, that every member of the band came in exactly on time & that they finish together - clear & sharp.

In writing there is an equivalent - a well written article where nothing is superfluous - in the content or in words used – and a graphic picture is painted.



As professionals in fields where presentation is critical, a recent article featured by Time… Continue

Added by sylvia hammond on April 16, 2009 at 11:00 — 4 Comments

Will merging of poor-performing Setas just bring the standards down?

What will happen to the Setas?



Every five years the training authorities, the Setas, come up for renewal. In 2004 there was talk of radical changes but in the end only two Setas were merged with others.



In October this year we will hear if the Seta system is to be adjusted slightly, or in for a major overhaul.



The Setas representing the financial, banking and insurance sectors were considered for a merger in the last shake-up and this possibility has been… Continue

Added by Alan Hammond on April 16, 2009 at 9:56 — 8 Comments

Course Designers

Hi,

I need people that can design 3 courses for me or if possible purchase these courses, but would like to have it with my company logo ect, is there help out there? please assist

 Secretarial Training
 PRO Training
 Admin Training

Added by Nadenza Jones on April 16, 2009 at 9:33 — 5 Comments


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THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL MELT-DOWN RISK CAN BE MANAGED

The global financial melt down has brought untold misery to countless organizations and has put so much pressure on the leadership of many organizations. It is time for the leadership of these organizations to take a hard look at the skills-base and look for people who can help them out of their predicament. The global financial melt down risk can be managed without closing down your organization. If you are one of those CEOs who have run out of options or run out of run-way. We can help you… Continue

Added by Dr John Mbuya on April 15, 2009 at 16:15 — No Comments

Philosophy of Learning Frameworks

If you're in Education, Training or even the business of education and training, does it not strike you as odd that although the market for the provision of such services is saturated, there is STILL such a huge need in all sectors?



For me the logic seems simple enough: 1 + 1 = 2 - need the skills, get the skills, use the skills. But why then, is this formula not so evident in the market place? Why is there still such huge gaps in the useage of skills? Is it a perception? What… Continue

Added by Natasha van Rooyen on April 15, 2009 at 11:47 — 7 Comments

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