With SA’s unemployment figures at their highest in 8 years, and in an ever more competitive job market, technical proficiency in a chosen field is no longer enough to help a graduate land a job and be successful in the workplace, an education expert says.
Many job seekers derail their chances of getting their dream job because they are ill-prepared. Failing to plan is planning to fail and this maxim holds true before, during and after the interview process.
RPL is a process of identifying your knowledge and skills against a qualification or part thereof. The process involves the identification, mediation, assessment an acknowledgement and skills obtained through informal, non-formal and /or formal learning.
In meetings, presentations or even at home, you think you can communicate, but are you sure you are communicating effectively. By enhancing your communication skills you make people listen to you. They understand you better and want to listen to you.
In an increasingly competitive world, young people writing exams are arguably under more pressure than ever before, knowing that their results need to give them an advantage when applying for higher education or employment
A managerial role comes with financial rewards, prestige and additional responsibilities that will often increase your skill set. If you want to progress in your career then a managerial position is likely something you’re chasing. But, not everyone has it in them to be a great manager.
Not all employees behave perfectly every day. Employers are required to deal with employees that may be disruptive for a range of personal or work-related reasons. It is important for employers to remain calm at all time, not to overreact, and to follow their disciplinary procedure at all times. This week Ivan Israelstam explains further why this advice is so important.
Industrial relations can be described as a system comprising:
* inputs, derived from the goals, values and power of the actors within the system;
* procedures for converting inputs into outputs;
* outputs, comprising the financial, social and psychological rewards to employees;
* a feedback loop through which outputs flow back into the industrial relations subsystem and also into the environmental subsystems.
Over the years, the approach and attitude of health and safety professionals has shifted in the way they manage their clients and employers. Traditionally, the role was perceived by some as pointing out shortcomings and failings, quoting relevant laws being breached and offering little in the way of support or advice on how to overcome these challenges.