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Journal for Work-Based learning to address the gaps between learning and work

The Southern African Society for Co-operative Education (SASCE) recently launched “The African Journal for Work-Based Learning’ at the National Skills Conference. Shakeel Ori, President of SASCE, said that while the journal is new, co-operative education and work-based learning are not.…

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Added by sharon snell on March 11, 2014 at 22:13 — No Comments


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"My job is just not that important"

I think many of us felt at some stage in our lives that our job is not very important.

Society tells us what is important and what is not important or valuable. This will make many people feel that their specific strengths are not important. This is not true. We all can make a valuable contribution in doing what we do best. You just have to look beyond society’s judgments.

For example, one guy is a neurologist, and another a builder of car parts. Society may say the neurologist…

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Added by Venita Oberholster on March 11, 2014 at 14:08 — No Comments


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People join organisations but leave managers

As a manager, you are critical to the success of the organisation. Not only do you assist staff in understanding their role within the organisation, assist them in their development, and monitor their work to ensure it is satisfactory, but you also create organisation culture.

 

The saying that ‘people join organisations but leave managers’ has been verified by a number of recent studies. It is performance management-related activities that influence how much effort employees…

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Added by Venita Oberholster on March 11, 2014 at 13:50 — 1 Comment


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Internal Communications

Often we find that internal communication between employees; whether senior managerial staff or lower level staff; is not where it should be. Once an employee feels welcomed, relaxed and at home within the company and co-workers become friendly, the communication tends to be blase', very relaxed and unprofessional.

Each company has its own culture,…

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Added by Michelle Shippel on March 10, 2014 at 10:25 — No Comments


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Be The Best Communicator You Can Be

Our business at Talkwell revolves around the way individuals enhance their professionalism in the work area, from a communication perspective. Being in an industry where customer service, interpersonal skills and personal refinement is of utmost importance, it becomes second nature when having to notice and pinpoint when another person in passing is lacking in these areas. I therefore would like to draw your attention to an aspect that I find rather troubling and I am well aware that…

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Added by Michelle Shippel on March 7, 2014 at 13:46 — No Comments

BIG DATA ANALYTICS– A GAME CHANGER IF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TALENT

 

BIG DATA ANALYTICS– A GAME CHANGER IF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TALENT

The era of big data is upon us. The volume of valuable market data that is currently available to be mined is unprecedented. Converting raw data into knowledge provides market intelligence which is critical to the success of business. Big data is also having a game changing effect on enterprise wide risk management (ERM).  The impact of creating a high functioning and capable team to exploit the…

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Added by sharon snell on March 6, 2014 at 0:09 — No Comments

Looking for a job

Good day Everyone I am a graduate in the TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY sector looking for a job i am unemployed at the moment i am a registered Assessor and facilitator both in training and development with the ETDP SETA i am available anytime

Added by Dustin Pieterson on March 4, 2014 at 12:56 — No Comments


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The Dusi Canoe Marathon and your business

I watched the first few hundred boats through the second weir of the iconic Dusi Canoe Marathon a couple of weeks back. It’s a good place to be — the paddlers are still fresh and full of energy for their three-day journey, and they are close enough together for one to see plenty of action as they shoot through the narrow channel.

Here are five valuable business…

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Added by Ian Webster on February 27, 2014 at 16:00 — 1 Comment


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The Toyota Way: Some Are Born Leaders, Others Can Learn the Skills

It is true that everyone possesses different skills, and it seems that some people are born for leadership. In truth, with desire, coaching, and practice, leadership skills can be learned. Michael Jordan did not make his high school basketball team, but with internal drive and continued practice, he became one of the greatest players ever.

 This is true of leadership skills. It may not be possible to change a person’s basic nature (being an introvert or extrovert, for…

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Added by Venita Oberholster on February 20, 2014 at 13:01 — 4 Comments


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Eduloan simply delivers employee training

Sourcing the right training programme for your employees from a trustworthy training provider is not an easy task. The additional burden of finding cost effective courses that will give a return on investment can leave HR practitioners at a loss.

Companies who don’t have the necessary human resources experience are in danger of engaging with bogus training providers or participating in subpar training programmes.

However, Eduloans new Training Fund Management service is there…

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Added by Cindy Payle on February 20, 2014 at 10:30 — 3 Comments


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A professional image: is your website letting you down?

Most of us, searching for customers and trying to make a great first impression, pay a lot of attention to our ‘front of house’, whatever that might mean in our particular enterprise. It might mean spotless cutlery, bright uniforms, polished floors, or friendly greetings.

But our…

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Added by Ian Webster on February 18, 2014 at 8:56 — No Comments


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Network at Work

No matter where you work- a company, public sector entity, university,  associations, non-profit or other organisation- networking is an essential communication skill and a pivotal professional capability in today’s workplace. It is the most effective way to get the job done, make things work, improve the processes and advance your career. Continued mergers and consolidations as well as downscaling in industry after industry suggests that no one is secure in their employment. You’ve heard it…

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Added by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy on February 16, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

EOI Process and other communications through Services Seta

It seems that Services Seta in particular is not communicating with its members adequately, or should i be so bold as to say that they believe that everything should be communicated non verbally so that the real reasons why certain communiques are sent  is to lessen the blow of unsuspecting service providers in rejecting their applications and proposals. 

The EOI is a case in point - since the origonal EOI process began, the standard reply has always been - "you will get a response by…

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Added by Lance Levin on February 14, 2014 at 15:29 — No Comments

Project Management facilitator, assessor & Moderator

Good day and compliments of the new year,

the is the period when training providers are busy trying to build a value added database of seasoned facilitators, assessor and moderators.

For a seasoned project management (US 50080) facilitator, assessor and moderator coupled with many other programmes, my story is simply; check my personal website for details at www.teyim.webs.com

book mark my…

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Added by DK Teyim on February 13, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments


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DA’s march for real jobs thwarted by ANC supporters

By Lia Marus

Yesterday, the Democratic Alliance (DA) staged their long-planned march on Luthuli House for real jobs . In a meeting between the DA, ANC and the JMPD, ANC representatives stated they "couldn't guarantee that there would be no violence". Well, this is exactly what happened: the DA marched peacefully but some people - "in ANC gear" - started throwing bricks at the marchers. What ever happened to the constitutionally guaranteed right of freedom of expression?

The…

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Added by Lia Marus on February 13, 2014 at 12:04 — 2 Comments


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A thought for Valentines day


 "How great is God! How small am I!
Lost, swallowed up in Love's immensity! God only there, not I"
(Experiencing a deeper Christian life - Andrew Murray)

Added by Des Squire on February 13, 2014 at 8:19 — No Comments

The Interpersonal Skills a Manager Needs

For a long time, IQ was lauded as the measurement of how likely one was to succeed. Many years and much research later, it was shown that in actual fact one’s EQ (emotional intelligence) is a clearer indicator of potential business success than not only a high IQ, but even of relevant previous experience.

The EQ is closely related to interpersonal skills. For someone in a managerial position,…

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Added by Chantel Harris on February 12, 2014 at 14:25 — 5 Comments


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Managing people, making a difference

Managing people within the South African labour-legislation framework can become a nightmare of us versus them, management against the unions, the boss cajoling employees. It may be any or all of these, but that is not where it starts or where it has to…

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Added by Ian Webster on February 11, 2014 at 9:06 — No Comments


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Miners don’t appreciate what strikes do to the economy

I read, with horror, that around 200 members of the National Union of Mineworkers marched to the Mining Indaba, which was held in Cape Town this week, to protest against how Rio Tinto miners are supposedly being ill-treated in other parts of the world. Don’t they realise that another strike in the mining sector will merely 'strike' (pun intended) another nail in the coffin of our economy?

Don’t get me wrong - I do empathise with what the miners are trying to…

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Added by Lia Marus on February 7, 2014 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

Effective Management Development

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…

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Added by Sibusiso Mathe on February 6, 2014 at 15:51 — No Comments

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