Government is proposing that another year be added to the education system, which means that in future children will be in the system for 14 years rather than 12.
The introduction of another grade at the foundational level is believed to be a stepping stone for rural children who have shorter schooling hours.
It is expected to strengthen the foundation of the child’s schooling career and ensure that basic numeracy and literacy skills are grasped at an early age.
by Frew Murdoch
What came first: The chicken or the egg?
Do you align your reward management model with your overall business strategy or vice versa? The usual management model is to create wealth and then share it, as in the company first focuses on business strategy, then HR management (people management), which is then followed by business results. Only after all this is a performance and rewards strategy considered. But isn’t there…Continue
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So much has been said recently about “Emotional Intelligence” and its relevance in life and work. Is it really worth all the hype? *What is Emotional Intelligence, really, and is it all that necessary?
It’s been proven time and time again that Emotional Intelligence is a far better predictor of success than Intelligence, or IQ. When IQ tests are correlated with how well people perform in their careers, generally IQ accounts for only 4% to 10% of a person’s…Continue
We have always looked to the matric pass rate as one of the main indicators of the level and quality of education in the country but should we find a more direct way of measuring literacy and numeracy in the country?
According to the findings of the Third National Diagnostic Report into the 2013 matric exams, matric students cannot write in paragraphs, do not understand matric exam questions and are unfamiliar with the key terminology used in their subjects.
“In short - pupils…Continue
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by Vanessa Raath
The festivities have finally died down and a lot of you will be a few weeks into sober-January. It’s now time to focus on your career resolutions for 2014, or to advise your staff members about their career path quandaries. Here are a few suggestions. I suggest you write these down and put quarterly calendar reminders in place so you remember to review them.
1. Be ethical
This is of the utmost…Continue
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Now that the summer holiday is over and the hype of the matric results is dominating the news, it is time to reflect on what 2014 may hold.
News bulletins and talk radio content are full of scary stories about the youth not having a future. Questionable education quality, the bad economy, unemployment, poverty, the inflexible labour policies of Government, donation fatigue and…Continue
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Managing Upwards: Let’s be clear: We’re not talking about “crawling”. But we are talking about making the most of the realities of the…
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The only constant in life and business is change. In order to change anything there is a need to first change our thinking. Make 2014 the year of change and in doing so consider the following;
While there is a high level of public focus on ethics, leaders of organisations and managers are still frequently faced with ethical dilemmas, constantly placing them under increased pressure. Without a clear organisation statement of their corporate values, and a devoid personal value system, leaders will often find themselves faced with a fog of indecision when it comes to issues of Ethical and Moral Intelligence.
Added by King Costa on December 19, 2013 at 16:44 — No Comments
'If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.' - Abraham Lincoln
2300 years ago, Aristotle, in his Discourse on Rhetoric reduced the principles of argument to four major points.
1. WELL DISPOSE YOUR AUDIENCE TO YOU AND ILL DISPOSE THEM TO YOUR OPPONENT. - It is not enough to make your own case – you must be ready to deal with what other people say, particularly their most salient points. You may…
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It is true that people who enjoy their work are the ones who are successful in progression in their career. This normally leads to promotions to new, higher positions. But being promoted leads to accepting responsibilities which they may not completely understand at first. For most, when they accept the promotion, they struggle a little in the beginning as they learn new things, but then they begin to master the new job. Soon they are ready to be promoted again.…Continue
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1. KEY PURPOSE: what is the purpose of a business? Many people think that the purpose of a business is to earn a profit, but they are wrong. The true purpose of a business is to create and keep a customer. Profits are the result of creating and keeping a sufficient number of customers in a cost-effective way.
QUESTION: What is your plan to create and keep customers?
2. KEY MEASURE: the key measure of business…
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1. VISION – leaders have a clear vision of the future of the business,(ministry or organisation), and they share it with everyone who works with the company.
Question to you - What is your vision for the future of your organisation?
2. COURAGE- leaders have the courage to take calculated risks with no guarantees of success, especially to fulfill the vision.
Question to you- In what areas do you need to…
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For years the topic of assessing return on investment of training has been a controversial discussion with learning & HR practitioners.
The introduction of complicated and possibly unrealistic formulas for measuring training ROI has diverted the wrong focus on the end goal for assessing training ROI. The reality is that many SA organisations still…Continue
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by Ingrid Ashwin
Before I even contemplate who’s responsible for talent management, I think it’s best to clarify the "what and why", "What is talent management" and "why do we need talent management?"
What is talent management?
In recent years, I’ve asked my clients how they define “talent management” and am yet to receive a common or clear definition. In fact, at times they are almost contrary. While…
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