Most Management Development interventions lack a sustained post training program to ensure the progress of the participant. It is critical to ensure that there is clear indication that your managers who participated in a Management Development Program are indeed making progress in addressing gaps identified.
One effective way of ensuring this is engaging your management team in a 360 degree management survey. During this process, based on Universal Management Competencies and eighteen…Continue
Added by Sibusiso Mathe on February 6, 2014 at 15:51 — No Comments
It’s important that employees are rewarded for their efforts. Nothing is as demotivating as not being acknowledged for a job well-done. If work isn’t appreciated, it could lead to a decrease in job performance, or even losing employees all together.
An important way to reward good work is though promotion. However, while doing a good job is a key reason for promotion, it’s not the only requirement. It would be a big mistake to promote someone before they’re ready. Here’s how…Continue
Added by Chantel Harris on February 6, 2014 at 8:46 — No Comments
I recently wrote an article on whether government’s plan to produce 30 000 artisans by 2030 is a plausible one.
According to the Ekurhuleni Skills and Training Center SA can reach this target if government provides development opportunities for older semi-skilled workers as well as young people.
This comment got me thinking about the current focus on youth development, youth employment, youth subsidies.
No-one doubts that investing in our young…Continue
The Employment Equity Amendment Act (2012), recently signed by the President, affects all of us. We cannot pretend that the workplace is representative of the population, particularly at senior levels. We have not done enough to bring black people, women and people with disabilities into meaningful, decision-making positions.
We might ignore for a time the rising anger of affected people, but the fines attached to failure to comply should make business pay attention…Continue
In the opinion of Andy Preston - global authority on cold calling and new business sales techniques - one of the biggest mistakes recruiters make is focusing more on recruiting for positions than on attracting clients and candidates. “We’ve got to stop thinking about recruitment and start thinking about selling, persuading and influencing. And this is one of the biggest challenges I’ve seen with recruiters all-over the world. Recruiters look…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on February 4, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments
There is an acute scarcity of the highly skilled professionals that are needed by the country to manage the very real cybercrime threats that face South Africa. A number of different professionals from different sectors must be trained to make up a core response team for national threats that affect the running of the government and key business sectors which are most vulnerable to cybercrime. INSETA’s analysis of the…Continue
Diversity refers to differences or variety. When we speak about diversity people usually jump to the conclusion that we are referring to cultural diversity.
There are many forms of diversity such as race, religion, sexual orientation, upbringing, language, thought and background to name but a few. All of these exist in the workplace. Diversity can refer to cultural groups, religious groups, political groups or people with a variety of different…Continue
Interviewers see hundreds of candidates every year. As the number of interviews stack up, it becomes easier to spot the most promising candidates. But if you’re new to recruitment, deciding on the best person for the job could be more difficult than finding the proverbial needle in the haystack. So if there is nothing that makes one candidate stand out head and shoulders above the rest, what do you base your decision on?
The more promising candidate…
Added by Chantel Harris on January 28, 2014 at 10:03 — No Comments
Yes you read right - Productivity porn - this is an tongue in cheek look at how we get caught in the busyness trap of being the best we can by doing doing doing...
Enjoy the read - SOURCE: https://medium.com/i-m-h-o/7173d1cc6f95
About 7 years ago, my career took a turn from being mostly in the field, hanging lights and designing projects on the fly to being mostly behind a desk designing projects at a computer. It…Continue
Added by Tass Schwab on January 27, 2014 at 11:53 — No Comments
The South African Students Congress (Sasco) called for mass student protests to express dissatisfaction over the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and registration.
According to a Mail & Guardian report the student body is demanding greater financial aid for disadvantaged students.
NSFAS was accused of failing to support students "even if they met the requirement of being academically deserving and financially needy."
The entity also…Continue
1. CHARACTER: the coach must have high ethical principles. Coaches must be willing to do what is right, regardless of the consequences.
2. COMPETENT: coaches should have the knowledge of the subject - that is appropriate for the level at which they are coaching. Coaches should be innovative, not just rely on old, worn out coaching techniques and strategies. Coaches must remember that they are human and be willing to admit it…
Added by King Costa on January 23, 2014 at 20:08 — No Comments
NLP or Neuro-Linguistic Programming, often called the technology of the brain, is about helping you achieve EXCELLENCE.
NLP is about People Skills and TAKING PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.
NLP has been variously described as the technology of the mind, the science of achievement, and the study of success. It is based upon the search for and the study of the factors which account for either success or failure in human…
Added by King Costa on January 23, 2014 at 20:06 — No Comments
by Ivan Israelstam
Many employers fire poor performers hastily while others wait too long before taking strong action. One reason for unnecessary delays in firing bad performers is the employer fears being taken to the CCMA and forced to reinstate the employee and/or to pay compensation.
Part of the solution to this nagging problem is for you to understand how the law judges dismissals for poor performance:
Added by Lia Marus on January 23, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments
by Ian Hurst
It’ll be different this year! This year, don’t make resolutions, for your payroll department, with a definitive end goal in mind that have a measurable result and a defined due date. This year, rather, focus on these five processes, which will bring you the results you want.
1. Automate where you can
Examine every manual process carefully to see if you can automate it. See if you can eliminate punching in any data and look…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on January 23, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments
An organisation that’s plagued with problems like missed deadlines and projects that fail to hit the mark is clearly under stress. It’s imperative to unearth the root cause of the problems so that the organisation can heal and operate as a successful company.
Not all problems will stem from the same cause and each problem will require a separate investigation. That said, many problems in organisations stem from something that should be simple, but that many organisations get wrong –…Continue
Added by Chantel Harris on January 22, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments
by Mark Meyerowitz
According to s200(2) of the Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995 (LRA), an employee may be represented by an official from his trade union during proceedings at the CCMA. However, what if that employee isn’t a valid member of his union?
An interesting situation arose in the case of NUM obo Mabote v Kalahari Country Club (unreported judgment C1010/12 dated 21 June 2013). In this…
Added by Lia Marus on January 22, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments
by Sandra Burmeister
Turmoil, uncertainty and risk are the watchwords of the global economy today. Businesses operate in a complex, unstable environment where old models and systems are no longer reliable.
The rules have changed, which demands a new kind of leadership. We are in the midst of one of the greatest changes in modern times:
Added by Lia Marus on January 22, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments
Added by Courtney Rosenberg on January 21, 2014 at 13:46 — No Comments
Let us use the 2030 growth plan to ensure ARV provision continues to reach ALL South Africans!
A vision statement form the 2030 growth plan talks about South Africans beginning to tell a new story .…Continue
Added by Nicolene Rose- Innes on January 20, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments
The White Paper on Post School Education and Training launched by the Minister of Higher Education and Training on 16 January 2014 is available on the SAQA website: www.saqa.org.za
Added by Joe Samuels on January 19, 2014 at 10:15 — No Comments