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A role as a supervisor can be an ideal way to showcase your leadership skill within your respective organisation. However, as with all means of skills advancement, you will likely have to enrol for and complete a Supervisory Skills Training course. So let’s have a look at some that are currently available
 


This week Ivan Israelstam explains why it is so important for management to be knowledgeable in labour law. The management of discipline is part of management responsibility and should not be seen as a specialist area for the HR or IR people to handle. Therefore training of all management is extremely important.


Employee training and skills development initiatives are not just business imperatives, they’re leadership ones. They are the foundations on which organisations build the leaders and managers of tomorrow through intelligent programmes and approaches that recognise internal value, employee potential, and the importance of cultivating a culture of growth, learning and innovation.


A recent survey has indicated that only seven of South Africa’s top 100 companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) were headed by women. Research suggests that the country’s skill shortage is having an impact on this.

 


A number of South African companies use an augmented reality welding simulator for training welding skills as we integrate into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Soldamatic welding simulator, which has won top honours at the Worlddidac Awards for the most innovative educational product, requires no costly welding consumables and reduce training time by half.


Artisan Training Institute (ATI), one of South Africa’s most prominent engineering training providers has launched their e-learning platform which is a first of its kind.

 


It's no news that modern businesses are choosing e-learning over traditional training and, in the process, may be losing touch with the learning models traditionally guided by a training professional. Enter the Instructional Designer (ID). An Instructional Designer ensures that online learning is seamless for employees, and that knowledge is acquired in digital ways, without an instructor.

 


We’re always looking for ways to improve ourselves. Sometimes it’s the latest trend in health or fitness, and other times it’s a new way of organising our homes.


Personal development and employee training are always viewed as a beneficial investment. No matter if you work for yourself or for someone else, you need to hone your skills and develop as an individual.


Training and development is a function of human resource management that is concerned with organisational activity aimed at bettering the performance of individuals and groups in organisational settings. It has been known by several names, including Human Resource Development, and Learning and Development.


A trainer's job does not begin with the delivery of training, nor does it end when the training session is over. To be effective a trainer, one must understand these 4 phases of the training process and how to maximize their effectiveness in each phase.


When we look at the world of work, it’s easy to peg the changes and developments we’re currently witnessing on Covid-19. It was the pandemic, we say, that prompted the move to remote working. It was the pandemic that made us invest more heavily in virtual systems and processes, and to prioritise the skills that help people to work independently.


The employment spectrum changed dramatically overnight and thus we learned to become adaptable and flexible. Having a degree is not enough anymore. At the beginning of 2021, we discussed in our article, that for growth and progression to take place, the one thing that remains vital in every business and industry is that employees and management need to continuously upskill.


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.


Employee training is the process of educating employees in order to improve their work performance. Employee development is a process whereby the manager and employee work together to create a development plan.


Training is the process of enhancing the skills and capabilities of employees for doing a particular job. It also includes understanding and developing the skills and knowledge of employees. Training is continuous and never ending in nature.


Opening South Africa’s rail network to third-party operators will provide further impetus to the country’s ongoing efforts to develop scarce artisan skills and meet the National Development Plan’s target of training 30 000 artisans a year by 2030.


The Higher Education Act of 1997 assigns responsibility for quality assurance in higher education in South Africa to the Council on Higher Education (CHE). CHE Accreditation, DHET Registration.


South African labour law - often criticised for restricting recruitment because employers believe that they cannot dismiss an employee. Whereas, as Ivan Israelstam points out, investing the time and money into good quality training on labour law for management, will pay off many times over in costs saved from adverse CCMA and Bargaining Council decisions.


One of the biggest assets to any business is its employees. As the job markets continue to evolve, and business environments become more competitive, companies are realising why employee training and development is essential to an organisation.

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