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London Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training 2016

The following conference announcement arrived in my email inbox and I immediately thought of a number of skills-universe members who would make a valuable contribution to the conference. So I've posted and forwarded to you all for your information - and hopefully an African contribution.

London Conference on Employer engagement in Education and Training 2016.

Conference registration now open and call for papers launched



Added by sylvia hammond on January 16, 2016 at 13:47 — 1 Comment

Aliens don’t negotiate. Build respect in your negotiating teams.

Building respect and relationships, within negotiating teams will change the outcomes of wage negotiations.

Picture an All Black playing against the Springboks. They are traditional rivals. As he walks onto the field, he has no thought of negotiation in mind. His focus is to win at any cost. The Bok players feel exactly the same.

His team start with an impressive Haka. (In South Africa…


Added by Brian V Moore on January 29, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Quality Management System Discussion - POLICY 18: ACCREDITATION MANAGEMENT POLICY

The main purpose hereof is to ensure that the SETA are aware of how the Company will conduct their business in order to obtain, retain and ensure that the Company provides a quality, learner driven, honest, reliable, responsible and accountable service.

In order to do this the Company must adhere to all policies and procedures as set out in the QMS and will further retain the services of an experienced ETDP consultant to assist them with the SETA accreditation process. The Company…


Added by Jeanine Topping on October 24, 2014 at 9:06 — No Comments

Quality Management System Discussion - POLICY 17: RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY

The main purpose is to identify, reduce and prevent undesirable incidents or outcomes by reviewing past incidents and implementing changes to prevent or reduce future incidents.

Areas to be analysed are:

  • Long-term strategic objectives
  • Operational and day-to-day activities
  • Financial management and controls
  • Intellectual and information technology actions and knowledge
  • Compliance/regulatory issues and policy…

Added by Jeanine Topping on October 23, 2014 at 9:06 — No Comments

Services SETA Vacancy: Quality Assurer

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA), a statutory body established in terms of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act 97 of 1998), invites applications for the position hereunder: 


1. The closing date for all applications is 24 October  2014.  Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.…


Added by sylvia hammond on October 10, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

Services SETA Vacancy: Officer Employee Relations

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA), a statutory body established in terms of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act 97 of 1998), invites applications for the position hereunder: 

 Job Title

Officer : Employee Relations

Total Cost to…


Added by sylvia hammond on October 10, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

Free Generic Management Skills Training for Transport Industry Companies & Staff

Calling all transport industry management You are invited to apply for the Generic Management Skills at NQF Level 5.

The opportunity is open to all transport Industry workers.

Minimum Requirements:

  • matric,
  • 3 years or more experience,
  • SDL number from TETA.

This is a once in a lifetime…


Added by Dr Wynand Goosen on September 25, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

SETA's Quality Management System Summary

JTandA have decided to take the next 19 working days to talk about our QMS on Facebook, LinkedIn and Skills Universe.

(QMS Summary)

A step by step handbook with all the policies, procedures, forms and review manuals specifically designed to ensure that your business operates correctly according to the guidelines set out by the Sector Education and Training Authority. (SETA)




Added by Jeanine Topping on September 23, 2014 at 8:00 — 3 Comments

MICT Registered Assessor and Moderator offers services

Good day,

I am George Sekhukhune, a registered assessor and moderator with MICT for:-

  • FETC: Advertising NQF Level 4 and
  • National Certificate: Journalism NQF Level 5.

I am available to provide facilitation, assessing and moderating services in these areas.

I can also facilitate other management programmes as well.

If interested please inbox me, or e-mail Interested parties can also call…


Added by Sekhukhune Lapole George on September 19, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Putting people first in Alan Paton country

I was privileged to spend three days recently in Ixopo running a workshop for ward councillors. Driving through that magnificent, though presently brown and dusty, countryside, I was reminded of Alan Paton’s words,

‘There is a lovely road which runs from Ixopo into the…


Added by Ian Webster on September 15, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments


The other day I was having a discussion with someone who is more than 20 years my senior. He remarked how complex and difficult business and life has become. Things are being done so differently and technology dominates the marketplace. He admitted to being a technophobe and for the most part either unwilling or unable to make use of the various technologies that so many of us take for granted. It is challenging enough to get him to use his cellphone for much more than taking and…


Added by Jared Shippel on August 1, 2014 at 9:26 — No Comments

How to identify the perfect project leader in an interview

Although most experienced interviewers can spot an unreliable CV a mile away, there are a lot subtle challenges when it comes to hiring the perfect candidates for your business. This is especially true when it comes to employing someone to fill a leadership role.

Simply put, a great leader is not afraid of hard work, but not every hard worker is meant for leadership. How do we identify the candidate who would not only be a great employee, but also an asset to the business in…


Added by Chantel Harris on July 29, 2014 at 13:00 — 3 Comments

POPI offers SA business the chance to clean house

by Anne-Marié Pretorius

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) is an opportunity for South African corporates to enforce sound business practices across the board and effectively 'clean house'. South African companies are on the low end of the spectrum when it comes to information security spending but POPI encourages employers to update the aspects of business where personal information is affected, especially where many…


Added by Lia Marus on July 24, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Motivating employees - uphill battle or rolling stone?

by Peter McDermott

It's a tough time of year for employers who are struggling to motivate their employees. Generally speaking, motivated employees are more productive and more loyal (even through the tough times). A motivated workforce means less absenteeism and it's more viable financially to motivate an employee than paying the costs to replace an unmotivated one. But how do you go about motivating employees? I've done some research…


Added by Lia Marus on July 24, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Talent management is a vital edge in the digital agency world

by Andre Steenekamp

For a business that's so driven by its people, the digital agency environment is one characterised by high levels of staff turnover and burn-out. What's more, many agencies are also finding it difficult to keep their skills base up to date in an ever-evolving landscape. These realities show just how important it is for digital agencies to start thinking about talent management as a strategic priority. Management needs to take charge and understand that…


Added by Lia Marus on July 23, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

We need to transform HR

by Lia Marus

The marketplace is constantly changing which begs the following question: in this fluctuating environment, how can companies succeed? The answer – said Professor Dave Ulrich at the recent Progress Conference presented by the Business Results Group in association with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) – is by changing the HR system in your company. You can ensure that your company's HR system is turned around by marrying strategic HR and HR…


Added by Lia Marus on July 22, 2014 at 8:00 — 4 Comments

The Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill: The whistle gets louder

By Dave Pattle and Grant Wilkinson

The Protected Disclosures Act (PDA) essentially allows employees to make certain disclosures to various bodies about their employers' conduct while being protected from any disciplinary action or any form of occupational detriment. The public have now been asked to offer comment on proposed amendments to this PDA. In short, the proposed amendments seek to extend the scope of the Act, include a greater…


Added by Lia Marus on July 21, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

What incentives do employees respond well to?

by Lia Marus

The chronic skills shortage we're experiencing in this country is making it very difficult to retain one's staff because recruiters and other companies are hungrily preying on those who have those skills which are in such short supply. Company loyalty has become a thing of the past because of the tough economic times we find ourselves in and employees will go to the employer who pays the most.Is it possible to retain…


Added by Lia Marus on July 11, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Stakeholder engagement is key to balancing employer/employee requirements

by Kim Lombard

This is part two of a three-part series.

If you want to balance your needs with those of your employees, the trick is to engage all your company's stakeholders in authentic and transparent communication. This so that you can design a…


Added by Lia Marus on July 9, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

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