Added by Michelle Shippel on April 17, 2014 at 14:44 — No Comments
by Ivan Israelstam
If you ever land up at the CCMA, you'll see retrenchment laws well summarised on their wall notices. Unfortunately, employers only get to see these summaries when it's too late, they've possibly unfairly dismissed an employee and the legal process has begun. In this article, find out what's the truth when it comes to retrenchment laws.
You don't need your employees' "permission" to retrench…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on March 28, 2014 at 6:00 — No Comments
The latest Forbes’s list of global billionaires welcomes more newcomers than ever. The additions include moguls hailing from the US, China, Germany and Brazil. With a combined worth of US$510 billion, the group are currently worth more than the GDP of Norway.
Another record has been set with…Continue
Added by Chantel Harris on March 25, 2014 at 15:39 — No Comments
Last week, the HR Pulse team attended the 34th Annual Assessment Centre Study Group (ACSG) Conference at the Protea Hotel in Stellenbosch. Some of the top professionals in the assessment centre field participated in this event and provided insights into the assessment centre landscape. According to the ACSG committee, assessment centres have proven to provide rich layers of information for managerial…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on March 25, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments
I recently attended a business lunch at a restaurant that I had not visited in several months. On arrival, I was greeted by the waiters and manager at the door and was then shown to my table. Once I was seated, the waiter handed me a menu and immediately asked me what I would like to drink. Seeing that I had just sat down, I decided to take a few minutes to make the decision. General greetings and exchanging of handshakes took place and within two minutes of having been seated,…Continue
Added by Michelle Shippel on March 24, 2014 at 10:07 — No Comments
It can take up to 6 months or more to find a job during a period of unemployment. Globally, on average, the unemployed are experiencing longer periods of joblessness than before the financial crisis. Employers are favouring the newly unemployed when jobs do become available. This increases the risk of skills degradation and obsolescence. The resultant skills mismatch…Continue
As a follow up from my recent post, today's blog will deal with how we change our communication in terms of what we say and how, in order to fit in with the culture of a company and to suit the client's needs and requirements. According to George Bernard Shaw, "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." Communication is the manner in which we create a true connection with each other and it assists us in relaying messages…Continue
Added by Michelle Shippel on March 12, 2014 at 9:09 — No Comments
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
Added by Chantel Harris on December 6, 2013 at 14:37 — No Comments
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
Added by Lia Marus on October 31, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments
Cas posted a blog on his website: Are we teaching as if print technology was never invented?…Continue
Added by Wilma de Villiers on September 29, 2013 at 22:05 — No Comments
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:
Added by Dr Wynand Goosen on August 18, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments
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