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Polygraph Testing: Tracking the culprit

What do you do if there is reason to suspect an employee of dishonesty but you have no direct evidence?

First of all, employers should ensure that their systems, policies and procedures and contracts of employment protect them as far as possible against employee dishonesty.

Given the state of crime in our country it is not surprising that dishonesty now features prominently as a reason for employee dismissals. Unfortunately, employers are often ill equipped to deal with cases,… Continue

Added by Nicole van Eeden on October 10, 2016 at 8:42 — 9 Comments

Getting the Benefit of Skills Levies

This is a good time of the year for your company or organization to pro-actively start preparing the information needed to compile your Annual Training Reports (ATR) and Work Skills Plans (WSPs) that need to be submitted by 30 April 2017.

Companies with 50+ employees (and / or other criteria) are deemed to be Levy-paying companies and need to pay up to 1% of their annual remuneration to the Skills Levy Fund.  They complete and submit these compulsory reports…

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Added by Liezl van der Westhuizen on September 22, 2016 at 17:13 — No Comments

SITE VISITS IN ECD TRAINING

Good Day fellow members

I would like some clarity from experts in ECD(Industry).

1.Must Facilitators be paid to do site visits?

2.Is it compulsory for the Workplace Guide to be completed?

3.Must the learner identify a place to complete the practical component?

I would really need any valid and true feedback on these.

Please email me at adelinefindlay@ymail.com   

Added by adeline findlay on September 20, 2016 at 13:08 — No Comments


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News: More SETA's obtain clean audits

Just some news from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) on the increase of clean audits of various SETA's. 

http://www.dhetnews.co.za/clean-audits-increase-setas/

Added by Ashwell Glasson on September 13, 2016 at 11:01 — 2 Comments

VOICE, SPEECH, PUBLIC SPEAKING, PRESENTATIONS, ACCENT REDUCTION COURSES AND MORE...

VOICE AND SPEECH COACHING

Revolutionise the way you speak, sell, serve, mentor, manage, teach, present, interview.....

Various course options offered by a qualified Speech & Drama Teacher, and Recruiter.

Talentuntapt Voice & Speech Coach offers personalised/customised Voice and Speech training options to fit in with your work schedule!  Options for on-site and off site training/coaching in Durban.

Several successful courses have been conducted for…

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Added by Lara Mills on September 12, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments


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Sexual Harassment and Other Misconduct: Employer Risk

Employers beware! The appointment and promotion of managers and supervisors is much more risky than you thought.

Since no one is a perfect fit, we are used to assessing whether a candidate’s shortcomings can be dealt with through training and coaching. A lack of technical and…

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Added by Ian Webster on September 7, 2016 at 14:41 — No Comments


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Avoiding Marikana: Four Years On

The Marikana massacre four years ago, was a watershed moment in South African labour relations. The Farlam Commission into the tragedy pointed out multiple failures on all sides. For employers, the failure of management on a number of levels makes for sober reading. However, it is tempting to…

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Added by Ian Webster on August 29, 2016 at 17:08 — 1 Comment


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An Integrated Approach to Leadership Development: Spotting Talent

"Spotting-talent-is-one-of-the-essential-elements-of-great-leadership" -  David McCullough

It is not news that building and developing top talent should be a critical priority for today’s successful organisations. Figuring out how to do it faster, better, and earlier may soon become a significant competitive advantage. It is so easy to get leadership talent identification wrong. Spotting leadership talent is a minefield, as it is cluttered with our…

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Added by Letitia van der Merwe on August 29, 2016 at 7:00 — No Comments


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An Integrated Approach to Leadership Development: The Leadership Brand

Your brand is what people say about you when you're not in the room - Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon

Leadership brand:

  • Is something that both employees and external stakeholders perceive;
  • It is what we become known for as individuals and as a company; …
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Added by Letitia van der Merwe on August 26, 2016 at 7:00 — No Comments


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An Integrated Approach to Leadership Development: The Leadership Strategy

The only thing we know about the future is that it is going to be different.” Peter Drucker

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”Alvin Toffler

In the previous block we argued leadership development should form part of an…

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Added by Letitia van der Merwe on August 25, 2016 at 7:09 — 3 Comments


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Workplace diversity

Workplace diversity is a reality in South Africa. This cannot be denied and is reflected in the demographic make-up of the population and of the workforce. In terms of employment equity and the requirements of the EE Act issues related to diversity in the workplace must be addressed. 

Managing diversity is defined as "planning and implementing organisational systems and practices to manage people so that the potential advantages of diversity are maximised while its potential…

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Added by Des Squire on August 23, 2016 at 16:36 — 1 Comment


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An Integrated Approach to Leadership Development

We need leaders and not just political leaders. We need leaders in every field, in every institution, in all kinds of situations. We need to be educating our young people to be leaders. And unfortunately, that’s fallen out of fashion.” American historian David McCullough

“I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure.” –  Charles…

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Added by Letitia van der Merwe on August 23, 2016 at 16:30 — 3 Comments


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How to get out of a work rut

Are you feeling a bit sluggish lately? Have you reached a point where you feel directionless and unmotivated to work? If…

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Added by Chantel Harris on August 23, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments


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Rethink how we measure learning impact

The purpose with the measurement of learning impact broadly has two points of departure. On the one hand there is the approach that attempts to determine to what degree development processes and programs have some demonstrable “value”. The typical and well known approaches of Kirkpatrick and Philips are examples of this approach, both of which at some point in their models move to the second approach, which is to move the focus away from development per se and towards the actual business…

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Added by Letitia van der Merwe on August 22, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

Clinical Placements For Nursing And Allied Health Students

Clinical placement can be described as an experiential education opportunity which has to be undertaken as part of a health professional’s course of study. There are various programs where clinical placements are undertaken which include Nursing, EMT, Physical Therapy Assistant, Child Life, Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Imaging Technology, Speech Language Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychology and much more. Clinical placements are designed to enhance the skills and experience of students in…

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Added by Kevin Lee on August 20, 2016 at 16:55 — No Comments


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Why HR matters more than ever for business

We can’t overlook employees as people first. Businesses that do not respect their staff face massive loss and underperformance. No one creates an enterprise with the goal of hurting or disrespecting people, of course. But it does happen. A key way to prevent this is to have proper human resource management. More businesses are recognising the need for it, given labour laws and basic decency – since we can’t expect business people to manage an entire operation as well every…

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Added by Chantel Harris on August 19, 2016 at 14:47 — No Comments

10 Lessons From Top Athletes For Entrepreneurs

10 Lessons From Top Athletes For Entrepreneurs

You may spend a lot of your time behind a desk devoting more of your efforts to exercising your brain than your body, but that doesn’t necessarily mean your work is incredibly dissimilar from that of top athletes. Many of the skills that make entrepreneurs successful have a lot in common with those that enable athletes to…

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Added by Afrio Thathe on August 19, 2016 at 11:49 — No Comments

Applications Open for Investec Education Entrepreneurs Trip to Helsinki, Finland

Investec Education Entrepreneurs Trip to Helsinki,…

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Added by Dan Brotman on August 17, 2016 at 18:43 — No Comments


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Democracy in the Workplace: Too Much or Not Enough

Sorry ladies. Women’s month got knocked off the front pages by the Local Government Elections this year. For those who supported the smaller parties, there was hope that this would be the year of breakthrough. Mixed results there. For ruling-party supporters, perhaps this would be the year of…

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Added by Ian Webster on August 16, 2016 at 14:39 — No Comments

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