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…Continue
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,…Continue
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…Continue
There comes a time in your career where you think you’re ready to step up and become a manager. But are you really ready? On the flipside, perhaps you don’t think of yourself as being quite ready to take on the added responsibility, when actually it is the right time to move into the new role.
To help you know whether you’re ready or not, here are some questions to ask yourself.
Are you an organiser?…Continue
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by Naomi Kleynhans
Do you need to conduct a skills audit but don’t know what to plan for? In this article, I’ve outlined four steps you need to take in your skills audit project. This list is not exhaustive and you might want to consider adding in steps such as time to review job titles, reporting structures and…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on November 19, 2013 at 7:53 — No Comments
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…Continue
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Cas posted a blog on his website: Are we teaching as if print technology was never invented?…Continue
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We train, to no avail because we don’t address thinking preferences…
It was suggested that 2012 is the end of the world.…Continue
If a strategic plan can be used to determine the required human capital, and industry experience is used as credit in an integrated system, it implies that there could be a link between skills, performance and eventually, certification. Skill (techne in Greek) is used to denote expertise developed in the course of training and experience. It includes not only trade and craft skills as acquired by apprenticeship, but high-grade performance in many fields, such as professional practice, the…Continue
Added by Dr Wynand Goosen on September 11, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments
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:
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Conducting a best practice skills audit requires the HR practitioner to develop and implement a skills audit plan that meets the needs of both the organisation and the workforce while complying with legislation and best practice standards.
A skills audit is often perceived as a threat, especially by the workforce, and this might jeopardise not…
Over the last two to three years, there has been a dramatic shift in the way skills are viewed in the workplace. Business leaders are now recognising that no matter how highly qualified, skilled or intelligent an employee is, if they don't have strong soft skills they won't contribute to the workplace in the most meaningful way they can. And with business being conducted at an increasingly fast pace, employers also want people who are agile, adaptable and creative problem…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on July 9, 2013 at 7:30 — No Comments
|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
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…Continue
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NETBALL TO INTRODUCE YOUNG UMPIRES AT SCHOOL LEVEL
In response to the increased interest in Netball and following on the success of the Jamaican Young…Continue
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Mr. Wadongo himself went without eating to fund the start-up costs associated with his business. “All along, I had been skipping two meals a day, so that I [could] construct the lamps,” he says, and construct…Continue
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The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA) congratulates all the Matriculants who have passed their examinations, and continues to encourage those learners who did not succeed to take up the many other opportunities within the post-school Education and Training environment.
The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga stated that “while a notable improvement in the pass rate has been achieved, the announcement of the 2012 matric results…Continue
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