By Lia Marus
South Africa had, according to Stats SA, 13.6 million employed people in the first quarter of 2013. During this same period, employment in the formal sector grew 0.8% while employment in the informal sector grew 4.1%. So with all of these employees currently active in the labour…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on June 5, 2013 at 7:35 — No Comments
by Davide Hanan
One of the most important things all organisations need to remember is that a business is only as good as its people. So how can you make sure you’re getting the most out of your people?
It could equally be said that in any industry, even the best employee can be made even better if…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on June 4, 2013 at 15:40 — No Comments
leyouth with hope(life eager youth with hope) is a self-sustaining youth organization from impendle kwazulu natal,developing and run by young people empowered to become agents of positive social change
Added by swelihle zuma on June 4, 2013 at 12:43 — No Comments
In education, spoon-feeding is understood as a teacher who feeds learners with ‘digested’ information.
Spoon-feeding is also associated with talk-and-chalk, where the teacher is in front of the class explaining content, concepts, procedures and process to students.
Once seen from the learner’s viewpoint it becomes clear that this is a misleading term, because of the following…Continue
Added by Cas Olivier on June 4, 2013 at 7:54 — No Comments
by Gavin Stansfield
The balance was tipped in favour of employers in the recent Labour Appeal Court decision of Motor Industry Staff Association and another v Silverton Spraypainters and Panelbeaters (Pty) Ltd and two others  ZALAC 42 (LAC). Even though labour laws prohibit an employer from unilaterally changing terms and conditions of employment, this decision confirmed that employees do not have a vested right to preserve their working obligations…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on June 3, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
Wow, we had a very good First Aid course yesterday, presented by Vanessa Burke from First Aid Foremost. If anyone feels that they missed this opportunity and would like to do a First Aid course, I am happy to run one again, or have you host one in the comfort of your own home with friends.
Thank you to the parents who did join us on Saturday, I know Rochelle and I enjoyed our day of training more, because we had you there with us, sharing…Continue
Added by Vanessa Burke on June 1, 2013 at 22:23 — No Comments
Someone mentioned the other day, on Radio 702 that Marikana exposed the fault lines in our society, and I fully agree (see my own perspectives on that at my BLOG). Similarly does the GuptaGate sage show a fault line in our thinking about leadership, their role and accountability.
To most practitioners in the management and behavioural sciences it is not news that leadership has a tremendous impact on the psychological climate of a group (the collective “mood” of people) and this…
Added by Phil de Kock on June 1, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments
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By Siobhan Viljoen
The current labour relations environment in South Africa is fraught with complexity on almost every front. As a result, employers are treading extremely carefully in response to basic industrial relations (IR) issues, particularly when those issues are associated with industrial action. Why?…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on May 31, 2013 at 9:19 — No Comments
Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy – we cling on to them. Not anymore. Starting today we will give up on all those things that no longer serve us, and we will embrace change. Ready? Here we go:…Continue
By Frik Nortje
During the 90s, team development interventions were rife. This is also where things went wrong. Today, we are still…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on May 30, 2013 at 12:14 — No Comments
The South African payroll administration industry has matured. With the offer of more technology, access to skills sets and improved levels of control, decision makers in business have several options available regarding how they want to manage mission-critical business disciplines such as payroll.
With continued economic pressure affecting markets globally, businesses of all sizes - which have very different focus areas - are compelled to find ways to manage…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on May 29, 2013 at 7:49 — No Comments
Judging from recent events, it seems we can expect some cadre deployment in the upper echelons of Sahara Computers soon. It would make perfect sense though, seeing that the Guptas are such devoted and committed ANC loyalists. The reality is that cadre deployment as a means to give “black people operational exposure” remains firmly on the ANC’s agenda, to quote ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe. And this despite criticism of its effectiveness even from within the ANC: the Free State…Continue
Added by Johan Poolman on May 29, 2013 at 6:39 — No Comments
As an accredited provider I trained six lecturers at a Further Education and Training (FET) College in South African on the principles of great teaching.
Background sketch of the status before lecturers were training in Great Teaching:
The concern of the college was that most learners have to repeat a module or year.
The only method the lecturers used was the talk-and-chalk…Continue
The transport sector training authority (Teta Seta) has a vacancy for a Chief Operating Officer.
The incumbent must be : Results-focused, Time-focused, Articulate, Innovative, Detail-focused, Assertive & willing to travel
If you have many years experience in senior management this position could be for you.
Added by Alan Hammond on May 28, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
Many people who have loads of talent and are conscientious and hard-working, but who never achieve recognition. What they are lacking is charisma. And yet, it’s so easy, with the right body language, to be charismatic. Charismatic people are always classy networkers and communicators.
“To make an impact you must learn how to project yourself with confidence”, says Karl Smith – founder of Business Networking South Africa. The way you listen, look, move, and react tells the other person…Continue
We all have that friend on Facebook – the one who clogs up your news feed with pictures of cats/their children/themselves pouting. Annoying, right?
Unfriending may seem like the simple solution – Facebook won’t notify them, after all. But what happens when they suddenly wonder why you…Continue
Added by Bronwyn Newman on May 24, 2013 at 11:15 — No Comments
This is the 3rd time i am receiving a call from services seta evaluators asking me if i had an SLA with certain providers who require accreditation. It appears that providers submitted fraudulent SLAs with fake signatures and claimed i did the signing.
I tried to google the provider linked to the call i had today but saw only a website with no contact details what so ever. i wanted to ask the provider where they got my details as i have never heard of them…Continue
Added by Bronwyn Newman on May 23, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
If you are looking for for new talents I have a pool of graduates of which others have gone through internship programs.
I also have new once fresh from colleges and universities that need placement desperately.
Whether you are a small company or big I am ready to work with you as a freelancer so you don't have to worry about how much you have to spend on advertisement or travel expenses.
Also those that offer internships and entrepreneurship are more…Continue
Added by Johannes Mongatane on May 22, 2013 at 14:54 — No Comments