All Blog Posts Tagged 'skills' (143)

Why you (probably) haven’t been promoted yet

Big promotions will probably only come by a few times in your life, but when they do, it’s a different kind of accomplishment to finishing college or landing your first job. A promotion is the affirmation that you have been noticed and that someone up there thinks you’re going places.

But what if you wait for a promotion that doesn’t come?

If time is moving on and you aren’t rising up the ranks, you might think it’s time to seek out a new employer where you will be better…


Added by Chantel Harris on November 4, 2015 at 8:42 — No Comments

WEST COAST TO SKILL 40 SOCIAL WORKER SUPPORT STAFF: Adopt a Learner to fund shortfall of Learnership grants


A special Project has been launched in the Vredenburg area of the West Coast to provide unemployed and employed youth with skills which will qualify them as Social Auxiliary workers and Youth and Child Care workers.…


Added by Don Leffler on October 22, 2015 at 12:22 — No Comments

Business schools in the online world

An increased number of business courses are now available online. Where learning in this hightly sought after sphere used to only take place in the lecture halls of prestigious universities, this type of learning is happening in bedrooms and lounges across the world


What does this mean for the universities and colleges offering traditional business schools? And what does this mean for the CEOs and those working…


Added by Chantel Harris on September 3, 2015 at 17:17 — No Comments

Services SETA announcement: Re-registered Qualifications and Unit Standards

The following letter has been received from the Services SETA:

"18 August 2015

Dear Skills Development Providers

Re- Registration of Services SETA Qualifications and Unit Standards

This letter serves to inform Services SETA skills development providers that registered qualifications and unit standards which fall within the scope of Services SETA have been re- registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Qualifications and…


Added by sylvia hammond on August 25, 2015 at 12:30 — 2 Comments

Latest DHET Documents published for comment

Skills-universe members will be interested to see two documents published for comment:

DHET National Policy on Continuing Education Colleges GG38924 gon569 for comment

This document is a must read for everyone working in the area of AET. It explains the administrative and…


Added by sylvia hammond on July 14, 2015 at 18:07 — 11 Comments

What are the accreditation and registration requirements for safety and occupational health training?

To all skills-universe members knowledgeable about accreditation processes - please assist.  

Before the implementation of DHET, the Department of Labour registered/accredited training service providers.  As I recall this was for the safety type training, equipment, fire-fighting, and possibly related occupational health issues of chemical inhalation and so on.

Once again I have been asked for clarification.  

Please will you assist me to respond to the following…


Added by sylvia hammond on May 19, 2015 at 15:05 — 7 Comments

Notification of Bid Award

Notification of Bid Award


The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA) is a statutory body established through the

Skills Development Act of 1998 to enable its stakeholders to advance skills levels in the sector in accordance…


Added by sylvia hammond on March 13, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

Services SETA Co-op & NPO Capacity Building Workshops

The Services Sector Education & Training Authority (Services SETA) cordially invites all Co-operatives & Non-Profit Organisations (specifically Non-Governmental Organisations & Community Based Organisations) to its Business Capacity Building & Engagement Workshops covering:

• How to Apply for Services SETA Skills Development Funding 

• How to Apply for Tenders & Write a Tender Application

• Business Writing Skills

Focus group sessions to engage…


Added by sylvia hammond on March 6, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Much needed Teacher Development Strategy for South Africa’s 450 000 Teachers

How can we provide access to Professional Development programmes to some 450 000 Teachers country wide (Principals, HOD’s and teachers) in all public and independent schools?

Special Appeal to support Education in South Africa

For just R 240 per year you will support the development…


Added by Don Leffler on October 28, 2014 at 20:54 — 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

Community Development Initiatives International (CDII) seeks your support

Community Development Initiatives International (CDII) 

CDII operates as a non profit company and is committed to supporting communities and encouraging sustainable livelihoods.…


Added by Don Leffler on August 31, 2014 at 20:48 — 1 Comment

Teacher Development gets support

Teacher Development gets support


NAPTOSA, the second largest Teacher Union, has put its weight behind SACE’s Teacher Development strategy.


Government’s strategy to introduce a formal professional development programme for Teachers was implemented early this year. At last weeks KZN Naptosa Congress some 400 participants gave support for the teacher development system developed by…


Added by Don Leffler on August 23, 2014 at 16:48 — 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

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

What to do when your employees won’t follow your lead

by Juliet Newton

 It's all terribly simple. You're in a managerial role because you've proven yourself and have been the most adept at 'getting stuff done'. Unfortunately, being responsible for employee management isn't simple: achieving an objective yourself, and the ability to get a group of people to achieve those same goals, are two very different skills sets. What happens when your team won't move in the same direction or aren't…


Added by Lia Marus on July 8, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

HR directors: A detailed profile

by Frew Murdoch

Today, South African business faces a variety of human resources-related challenges, from workforce instability and talent management strategy through to regulatory compliance needs. "Perhaps the most significant of these challenges," says Anja van Beek, HR director at Sage VIP, "lies in aligning the company's people, with the vision of its leadership and the culture of the company." In this context, what are the most…


Added by Lia Marus on July 3, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Are Managers Born or Made?

Is good management a natural aptitude that someone is either born with or not? Or must talent first be developed through training and experience? This is an interesting question to ask, because it leads to another, more pressing one: can anyone be a manager?

Arguing the case that managers are born

If you wanted to make this side of the argument, you would say that not everyone is cut out to be a manager – and that sounds like a fair statement to make. …


Added by Chantel Harris on June 18, 2014 at 15:40 — 2 Comments

What is an employer's duty to report on vacancies?

by Kirsten Caddy and Silindokuhle Malaza

The Employment Services Act, No. 4 of 2014 (ESA) was assented to by President Jacob Zuma on 3 April 2014 and promulgated in the Government Gazette as legislation on 7 April 2014. The act will come into operation on a date to be proclaimed by the president in…


Added by Lia Marus on June 18, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Top 100 scarce skill occupations in South Africa

Top 100 scarce skill occupations in South Africa


A list containing the top 100 occupations in South Africa that are in short supply has been released for comment by the Department of Higher Education and Training. This list, which will be updated every two years, will…


Added by sharon snell on June 15, 2014 at 2:47 — 13 Comments

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