Wed, 27 Jun 2012Transnet has identified skills development and job creation as key ingredients to business and economic growth and is investing R300 billion in its Market Demand Strategy, which is informed by the requirements of the market.
Wed, 27 Jun 2012New research shows that while leaders pay lip service to strategic thinking, few practice what they preach. The Strategic Thinking and Execution for Growth programme at the GSB, assists business leaders reposition ideas and strategy as an integral part of their business models.
Corporate Governance and Ethics
Thu, 28 Jun 2012We are at a defining moment in history where the state of the world has recently been described by a UN official as one that is characterised by conflict, crises and catastrophes. Now more than ever there is a need for ethical corporate decision-making.
Team Building Training
Wed, 27 Jun 2012Creating the right environment for productive, unified and motivated teams to develop is one of the many challenges modern-day managers must face. So how do we unlock the full capability of all our employees? Ron Scherer explains.
Tue, 26 Jun 2012The job description of an HR professional has drastically changed over the past 5 years.The reason for this is simple, organisations have evolved and they now demand far more strategic value out of HR than they used to, a tall order for new HR professionals.Here are some tips to help you fulfil these demands.
Thu, 28 Jun 2012The Department of Labour has announced a wage increase for employees in the taxi and the hospitality industries with effect from July 1 and employers who are found not to be complying with the new amendments, "must be ready to face the full might of the law".
Communication Skills Training
Thu, 28 Jun 2012Many a South African household is feeling the crunch of soaring costs as the economic downturn continues to wreak havoc abroad. Helen Vermaak talks bout the five crucial conversations for financial fitness in 2012.
Mon, 25 Jun 2012Self-interest, power and greed are the evil forces driving the conflicts in a number of higher education institutions across the country and according to Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, "students suffer the most".
Thu, 28 Jun 2012Talented creatives are being fast-tracked into the advertising industry in a new on-the-job mentoring concept founded by three experienced old friends. The initiative provides grassroots development and skills transformation in the workplace.
Executive Education & Training
Thu, 28 Jun 2012Least common denominator agreements from the Rio+20 conference have not been as bullish as many hoped for. Cornis van der Lugt discusses the findings from the recent conference and the impact of these decisions on corporate reporting.
Mon, 18 June 2012Leaders in online education discuss online learning and how innovative technologies and practices enhance learning and create new opportunities for students and teachers.
Thursday, 28 June 2012Recruitment is often performed as a reactive task. In most cases a position develops or becomes vacant prompting HR practitioners to scout for talent outside company walls. Succession planning when done correctly helps HR managers foresee critical gaps in the workplace and plan ahead.
Thu, 28 Jun 2012The South African Reserve Bank launched an awareness campaign aimed at educating members of the public about the risks of investing in pyramid schemes as investigations into more than 198 illegal schemes continue.
Information & Communications Technology ICT Training
Tue, 26 Jun 2012In response to governments concerns about the lack of qualified IT business analysts in the South African workforce, a new initiative is equipping young unemployed graduates in the ICT sector with much-needed skills, and contributing to the creation of up to 5 000 jobs.
Skills Universe - Norman Ntai
Tue, 26 June 2012The ANC has put forward educational proposals that aim to improve the schooling environment and enhance the quality of education that children receive, particularly in the poorer communities where the most basic needs of children are not being satisfied.
Skills Universe - Sylvia Hammond
Mon, 25 June 2012I love my country passionately and equally passionately believe in education and skills development as the major route to reduce inequality and eradicate poverty, improve communication, resolve conflict and provide a dignified life. Books are key tools in education and training.
Skills Universe - Des Squire
Fri, 22 June 2012It was so refreshing to read in The Star last night the article by Dr. Mamphela Ramphele entitled We are letting the class of 76 down I would however change the title to we have let the class of 76 down and many more South Africans also.
Skills Universe - Dylan James
Thurs, 21 June 2012'Children may be better off leaving school and joining a gang', says independent education specialist Graeme Bloch. That way they would be assured of some training, a lot of hard work, and a chance to earn a good income and respect in their communities.
Skills Universe - Madivan van der Merwe
Wed, 20 June 2012South African employees have an above average Happiness at Work (H@W) rating, according to data from the iOpener Institute for People and Performance. South African employees are particularly positive about the impact and meaning of their work.
Tue, 26 Jun 2012The Limani project initiated by the Pioneer Foods Group seeks to address sustainability and food insecurity challenges. It will start by donating permaculture food garden kits to various schools.
Marketing and Advertising Training
Thu, 21 Jun 2012Marketing campaigns often promise the world, but is there any sure way to measure delivery? At this point companies resort to costly studies; however Terri Brown helps businesses refine investigations to determine ROI.
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