Human Resources

Fri, 13 Jul 2012
Bursary fund administrator’s battle to efficiently administer the bursaries awarded to their students. Eduloan, the education finance specialists have come up with a solution to assist bursars, fund managers and parents.

Department of Labour

Thu, 12 Jul 2012
Approximately 96 000 job seekers were assisted in their search for employment through the Public Employment Services division. The Department of Labour is calling for national collaboration in order to continue this level of support.

BEE

Fri, 13 Jul 2012
Government's R845 billion infrastructure building programme has the potential to create a platform for sustained industrial development and transformation. But government will need to be vigilant about the structure of its tenders and will have to do as much to empower its suppliers as it is asking of the business sector.

Human Resources

Thu, 12 Jul 2012
Global forces and changes have pushed existing business models to breaking point, leading to tension and protests around the world. Lyndy Van Den Barselaar talks about the impact of these factors on the workplace.

Call Centre & Contact Centre Training

Wed, 11 Jul 2012
Rising pressures within inbound call centres to answer more calls in less time can sometimes outweigh the need to effectively assist customers. Follow these tips if you prize quality over quantity.

Business Schools

Fri, 13 Jul 2012
The UCT Graduate School of Business received accreditation from the entity considered to be the global benchmark for MBA's, known as AMBA. This international acclaim cements GSB's position as one of the best value-for-money business schools in the world.

Information & Communications Technology ICT Training

Tue, 10 Jul 2012
Technology advances every day and it can be a challenge running a successful business while staying abreast of the latest advances in the IT industry that could increase your business’ profits, but is IT integration the solution?

Articles

Thu, 12 Jul 2012
With the aim of strengthening partnerships with surrounding NGO’s to meet the socio economic objectives of regionalised skills development programmes False Bay College hosted an NGO breakfast.

Higher Education

Tue, 10 Jul 2012
Reports of corruption within the Free State Central University of Technology surfaced after Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande appointed an administrator to manage operations in the institution.

Executive Coaching

Wed, 11 Jul 2012
Many of today’s organisations attribute their leadership success to executive coaching, and it is now common for businesses to employ an internal coach for consistent managerial input, says Amy Johnson.

Careers Portal

Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Careers Portal Do you want to learn about careers in the green economy? Ways in which you can contribute to a more sustainable future for South Africa and the world? Join hundreds of young people from around the country as they listen to expert sector leaders discuss the opportunities available within the sustainability industry.

Video

Friday, 6 July 2012
Teresa Amabile draws from her new book The Progress Principle to explain how companies can overcome the "crisis of disengagement" occurring in the workplace.

HR Portal

Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Internal marketing has evolved rapidly in the past decade, with a notable shift away from simply sharing information with employees to creating behaviour changing communication. Most companies, however, have failed to adapt to the new ‘social era’ of internal marketing, which is resulting in wasted resources and unresponsive employees.

Schools

Wed, 11 Jul 2012
Senior managers from the Gauteng Department of Education will trade their formal attire for overalls to clean 60 schools across the province to celebrate Mandela Day.

Engineering and Artisan

Wed, 11 Jul 2012
The welding profession offers many career opportunities to hard working, skilled labourers but the correct training for potential welders is an essential part of achieving a succesful career.

Skills Universe - Madivan van der Merwe

Wednesday, 12 July 2012
As ethical consumerism continues to gain momentum in South Africa, many companies are facing a challenging turning point in the way they conduct and manage their day-to-day business. Consumers, as supporters of these companies, are now demanding that they ‘walk the talk’ and provide proof thereof.

Skills Universe - Hannes Nel

Thurs, 11 July 2012
Politicians have always used blame as a way of getting at their opponents and predecessors. After all, it is much easier than always doing things right. But the community and the world outside South Africa is getting tired of them blaming everything on apartheid and racism, says Hannes Nel.

Skills Universe - Cindy Payle

Tue, 10 July 2012
Government's plea for the cooperation and honest participation of taxpayers at the start of tax season seems to be misdirected as ongoing reports of fraud and corruption amongst government officials line news shelves. Isn't it time our leaders pay attention to their own words?

Skills Universe - Des Squire

Monday, 9 July 2012
Recognition of prior learning is of tremendous benefit to employees at present but in the future will have a whole new meaning. Now is the time to consider the needs of your employees and to pre-empt the changes that will take place. RPL assessment is a fraction of the cost of a full course of training and yet it is overlooked by so many employers.

Skills Universe - Gill Connellan

Thursday, 5 July 2012
Effective administration within FET colleges has been listed as a high priority item on the Higher Education and Training Department’s agenda however there remains some confusion over whether this refers to private or public FET colleges, says Gill Connellan.


Economy

Wed, 11 Jul 2012
South Africa's infrastructure programme which is being rolled out with an initial investment of R844 billion must "embrace social infrastructure like schools and clinics while also creating jobs" says President Jacob Zuma.

Education

Thu, 05 Jul 2012
The current models for education and training in South Africa are closely linked to a "neoliberal macro-economic policy" according to the statement released by COSATU at the conclusion of their Education and Skills Conference.