All Blog Posts Tagged 'development' (74)

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…


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

Opportunities for senior citizens not a priority

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…


Added by Cindy Payle on February 4, 2014 at 11:30 — 15 Comments

WE MiND Foundation: Education, Awareness & Support


Added by Don Leffler on January 7, 2014 at 15:46 — No Comments

How to win the talent war

Three billion unskilled and semi-skilled workers around the world are jobless. A mammoth 1.5 billion jobs need to be created globally for the world to win the war against unemployment. This was the message from the 30th International Pan Pacific Business Conference which was hosted by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) earlier this year.

South Africa, like many emerging countries, is facing a major talent shortage. The latest Talent Shortage Survey…


Added by Lia Marus on October 31, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Leadership development: The definition of insanity... The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results

Research indicates that 75% of organisations are not happy with their leadership development programmes. But when you look at the fact that today’s leaders are being taught the same leadership ‘principles’ as their predecessors were, it is not difficult to understand why this is the case. With organisations doing the same thing over and over again - and not drawing on any new research - leadership development has become stuck in a rut.

Natalie Cunningham,…


Added by Lia Marus on October 28, 2013 at 8:00 — 2 Comments

The Role of Visio Meditation & Management Advancement Dr Wynand Goosen

The Role of Visio Meditation


Management Advancement


Dr Wynand Goosen


Table of Contents

1. Introduction........................................................................................................................ 3

2.  Meditation, Visualisation and Self Hypnosis in creating a new reality...............…


Added by Dr Wynand Goosen on August 23, 2013 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

How to conduct a Skills Audit

Many skills-universe members request information on how to conduct a skills audit. One of our contributing members Dr Wynand Goosen has very kindly provided us with the attached document:


Added by Dr Wynand Goosen on August 18, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

Madiba’s Birthday Celebrated in Culinan with Special Sport Development Programme for communities



Together we are Stronger”



Email: Telephone: 076 5800 271 Fax: 0866 1733…


Added by Don Leffler on July 22, 2013 at 21:00 — No Comments

Imagine if team building actually worked

By Frik Nortje

While huge budgets are spent on team building initiatives, few companies report any increase in the execution capacity of whichever team was sponsored for such interventions.

During the 90s, team development interventions were rife. This is also where things went wrong. Today, we are still…


Added by Lia Marus on May 30, 2013 at 12:14 — No Comments

Mandatory Grant due date 30 June 2013: Download your application forms now

The deadline date for submission of the Mandatory Grant is 30 June 2013.

As the 30th of June is a Sunday, Fasset offices will be closed on the weekend. We therefore encourage all employers who wish to handdeliver their documents to do so before 16h00 on Friday 28…

Added by Bronwyn Newman on April 30, 2013 at 10:31 — No Comments

Invest in skilled workers: Skills development is vital for business growth

The organisation for economic co-operation and development was quoted as saying that “skills are the global currency of the 21st century”. Talent and its management is key to a company’s success and in order for a company to remain successful and competitive, the talent within the company needs to be managed, as well as improved upon, constantly.

For the vast majority of businesses in South Africa the biggest expense is the payroll of the people employed to operate, run and manage the…


Added by Dylan James on April 16, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

“Our School !! Our Community !! Our Business !!”

Boikanyo Primary School, Zone 5, Ga Rankuwa

“Our School !! Our Community !! Our Business !!”…


Added by Don Leffler on March 13, 2013 at 16:01 — No Comments





In response to the increased interest in Netball and following on the success of the Jamaican Young…


Added by Don Leffler on February 26, 2013 at 7:56 — No Comments

SAQA's 11th Chairperson's Lecture & 3 Career Development Seminars

SAQA will be hosting it 11th Chairperson's lecture and three seminars on Career Development from 11 - 14 February 2013 in Durban, Lusikisiki, Johannesburg, and Pretoria.

In July 2011, SAQA commissioned research to determine and describe how South Africa organises, manages and provides career guidance information and services, as well as the key challenges in improving the management and delivery of such services.  The results of this research will be presented in the lecture and…


Added by sylvia hammond on January 29, 2013 at 10:44 — No Comments

Benefits & Rewards of the RPL Learnership for Administrative Personnel

Recognition of Prior Learning was formed to offer previously disadvantaged individuals a chance to be assessed in order to qualify for a national certificate that is recognised by governing boards. This verifies that staff have acquired or possess the knowledge, experience, skills and are competent in their position and therefore should be allowed to receive a qualification without having to do further formal studying or training.

Despite the obvious benefits of RPL Learnerships,… Continue

Added by Kelly Barron on January 25, 2013 at 13:43 — No Comments

Minister Manuel's address at launch of the first National Development Plan for South Africa

15 August 2012

South Africa belongs to all its peoples.

We, the people, belong to one another.

We live the rainbow.

Our homes, neighbourhoods, villages, towns, and cities are safe and filled with laughter.

Through our institutions, we order our lives.

The faces of our children tell of the future we have crafted.

Ladies and Gentlemen, that is our vision for South Africa in 2030, anchored in our Constitution. Today, we want to remind…


Added by sylvia hammond on August 15, 2012 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Fasset Free Lifelong Learning Event: Corporate Social Responsibility

Fasset's seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) will be held countrywide in July 2012 and will cover the principles and practical application of CSR. The aim of this seminar is to provide guiding principles and benefits of CSR to organizations.

This seminar will also shed light on how organisations can implement their own CSR initiatives and reap the benefits, both now and in the future.…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on June 19, 2012 at 15:43 — No Comments

There's a big gap between managers' self image and how others see them

Some managers may find it difficult to square the feedback from staff with their perception of themselves.

Managers need to take a hard look in the mirror to see themselves as others see them. That's according to a new report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development. The report arises out of the CIPD's quarterly employee outlook survey which identifies a significant…


Added by Cindy Payle on June 7, 2012 at 11:10 — No Comments

What is a SETA?

A Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) is a body established under the Skills Development Act (RSA, 1998c) whose main purpose is to contribute to the improvement of skills in South Africa through achieving a more favourable balance between demand and supply, and by ensuring that education and training

  • acknowledges and enhances the skills of the current work force, (in addition to ensuring that new entrants to the labour market are adequately…

Added by Bronwyn Newman on June 6, 2012 at 12:31 — 2 Comments

Internship opportunity for tech-savvy graduates

Graduates interested in being considered for an opportunity to participate in…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on May 24, 2012 at 14:59 — No Comments

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