Skills Development Act
You know that there is a connection between resilience and well-being in the workplace. Resilient workers experience less stress, are more resilient and less susceptible to burnout, have better mental health, are less absent, and generally perform better than their colleagues who are not resilient. Luckily resilience is a skill that you can learn and develop.
Training is a process that begins with assessment, takes into account motivation and design, is delivered by the trainer, and is reviewed for effectiveness. The process of training is an opportunity to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace.
As more and more jobs are being eliminated due to the automation of industries, it is becoming increasingly important for individuals to acquire skills that are in demand. If you are not skilled enough with a certain skill set, you will not be qualified for any of the available jobs. This can lead to unemployment.
When an employer has interns or trainees, such as apprentices, or learners on learnerships, are they defined as employees or not? This week Ivan Israelstam explains how the Labour Relations Act defines an "employee". As Ivan advises always ensure that trainees are treated fairly. We recommend that this article be read in conjunction with the Sectoral Determination on Learnerships available on the Department of Labour website.
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Where businesses and other organisations are unable to get work done by robots they need to acquire the necessary skills by hiring staff. A key question then arises as to whether the money expended in order to acquire and retain these employee skills should be seen as an expense or as an investment.
Many individuals enrol in postgraduate degrees to improve their knowledge in a specific field in their quest for life long learning. However, an Eastern Cape university is being investigated for possible corruption related to their postgraduate degrees.
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