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Simply Communicate? What can they do?

How do you introduce yourself and your business? How can we make ourselves heard above the noise and, once heard, remembered?

I put my story into a poem and won a lunch at our local chamber of business for the effort.

It’s a bit of a mess, I think you’ll agree.…


Added by Ian Webster on June 26, 2014 at 11:32 — No Comments

5 Reality checks for recruiters

by Kay Vittee

Career advice articles litter the Internet - how to write a cover letter, how to write a CV, how to interview well and how to get the 'dream job'. Most articles repeat the same-old sage advice that quite frankly most career seekers should already know. Some try to get creative with clever intros and themes but most simply skim the surface of what is a really deep and desperate issue. They tiptoe around the truth with euphemisms and…


Added by Lia Marus on June 25, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Vacancies: GM Innovative Learning Solutions,Managers Outcome Based Learning & Artisan Development

 A client has an urgent need of the following - can you assist?

 Please refer to the Job Specs:

General Manager: Innovative Learning Solutions

Manager: Outcome Based Learning

Manager: Artisan Development

Just send me (  your e-mail contact address and I will put you in touch with the client. Only experienced and dynamic people please - no experience do not respond please.

Added by Des Squire on June 24, 2014 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

How sick is your sick leave?

Most managers have a love-hate relationship with sick leave. We want to be understanding and compassionate – after all, as employees will tell you, they don’t ask to be sick. On the other hand, sickness seldom strikes at…


Added by Ian Webster on June 23, 2014 at 10:06 — No Comments

Ethics is not just about corruption and compliance

by Cynthia Schoeman

Managing misconduct is often described as 'a fight'. This illustrates that looking to eliminate, or even reduce, misconduct isn't an easy task: it can feel like an ongoing battle. However, this can lead to a major imbalance when organisations focus virtually all their attention in the field of workplace ethics on curbing misconduct. While this focus is vital, it isn't enough.

Taking away misconduct…


Added by Lia Marus on June 20, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Are Managers Born or Made?

Is good management a natural aptitude that someone is either born with or not? Or must talent first be developed through training and experience? This is an interesting question to ask, because it leads to another, more pressing one: can anyone be a manager?

Arguing the case that managers are born

If you wanted to make this side of the argument, you would say that not everyone is cut out to be a manager – and that sounds like a fair statement to make. …


Added by Chantel Harris on June 18, 2014 at 15:40 — 2 Comments

What is an employer's duty to report on vacancies?

by Kirsten Caddy and Silindokuhle Malaza

The Employment Services Act, No. 4 of 2014 (ESA) was assented to by President Jacob Zuma on 3 April 2014 and promulgated in the Government Gazette as legislation on 7 April 2014. The act will come into operation on a date to be proclaimed by the president in…


Added by Lia Marus on June 18, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

The danger of burnout

by Celéste Olivier

Have you ever (or overhead one of your employees complaining about) felt that every day is a bad day or caring about your work or home life is a waste of energy? Are you exhausted all the time? Do you feel nothing you do makes a difference or is appreciated? If you, or one of your employees, answered 'yes' to one or more of these questions, you might be on the brink of a burnout. The good news is that this can…


Added by Lia Marus on June 17, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Economic Suicide.

If anyone or any business boasts the employment of talented MBA's (Masters in Business Administration) then I will be ashamed as it is precisely their knowledge and wisdom over the past thirty years (at least) that has resulted in the economies of the world, America, Europe and Britain in particular that have either shown a rapid decline or absolute bankruptcy in certain regions of the globe.

It is shameful that the focus is now on how to corrupt and destroy the African economies by…


Added by Moegsien Harris on June 16, 2014 at 20:18 — No Comments

Top 100 scarce skill occupations in South Africa

Top 100 scarce skill occupations in South Africa


A list containing the top 100 occupations in South Africa that are in short supply has been released for comment by the Department of Higher Education and Training. This list, which will be updated every two years, will…


Added by sharon snell on June 15, 2014 at 2:47 — 13 Comments

Forcing changes to employment T’s&C’s could land you in court

by Ivan Israelstam

You might find yourself in the situation of needing to change employment terms and conditions because, for example, new technology may result in changes to working hours and in today's world of rapid economic change, this is commonplace. However, many employers have no idea about how to make the necessary changes. Labour law severely restricts your right to make such changes without the employees' consent so you need…


Added by Lia Marus on June 9, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Have we seen the end of traditional benefits?

It used to be that employees received a health plan, retirement fund, 15 days annual leave and perhaps even a 13th cheque as benefits. But then companies like Google started to pop up. These companies strayed from the norm. They offered their employees more tangible, more immediate, benefits.

For Google specifically, these benefits include the likes of free lunches, dinners and snacks, subsidized massages, gyms, doctors, and free laundry machines.…


Added by Chantel Harris on June 2, 2014 at 9:42 — No Comments

Women and Personal Branding: The Four Myths of Self-Promotion

It's a brand new work and business world. And we do mean "brand." Today, branding occurs at the individual level. But do you want to make a woman feel uncomfortable? Just ask about her strengths and value. It's no stereotype: Studies show that women are notoriously bad at promoting their personal brands. One study, from employee search firm ISR, attributes this trait to the high value women place on relationships and communities. Women don't speak about their…


Added by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy on June 2, 2014 at 9:30 — 6 Comments

Groen Sebenza Jobs Fund project

Leading such an amazing programme has been a real joy to me and when one considers that the Human Resource Development (HRD) landscape is not just driven by the SETA system, but by a range of players. It also just that there are other positive opportunities out there that are not constrained by the inefficiency of the current SETA/OQF system.

For me the Jobs Fund green jobs project has demonstrated how important 'joined-up' projects are for sectors that are in dire need of…


Added by Ashwell Glasson on May 29, 2014 at 12:43 — No Comments

Innovative Methods to Engage and Motivate Learning

What does an IR code have to do with learning? Is innovation in the world of learning only applicable to the millennial generation? Are more mature learners satisfied with the current pedagogical strategies that are employed in adult learning environments?

These are seemingly arbitrary questions that are often not considered by many educators today for a number of reasons. They are also questions that cannot be dealt with effectively unless we have a better…


Added by Jared Shippel on May 28, 2014 at 9:24 — No Comments

Towards a draft policy framework for Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)

Towards a draft policy framework for Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)…


Added by sharon snell on May 27, 2014 at 22:34 — 1 Comment

The top 6 skills employers want by Laura Brewer


1. Flexibility/Adaptability:  Chances are, your job will change substantially over the course of your career, even if you stay in the same field. Employers want people who can adapt to change quickly, juggle multiple tasks and work with a variety of people. You can show this on your…


Added by sharon snell on May 25, 2014 at 21:44 — No Comments

19 Ways to identify workplace psychopaths

by Mike Lehr

Psychopaths work to amass their power – workplace psychopaths included. Emotion is not in the equation. This means they're immune to others' feelings, including their own. They won't hesitate to suffer what might be humiliating to their co-workers as long as it advances their power. This might appear as an unabashed 'yes person' willing to do anything to advance. Consequently, egotists and narcissists - who…


Added by Lia Marus on May 21, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

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- Chairing of disciplinary hearings

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Added by Bethuel Ntombela on May 20, 2014 at 14:03 — No Comments

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