Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying; “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Yet, in an economy where nothing is certain, many companies shy away from real knowledge building, to avoid the perceived cost and the headache they
A global survey of more than 1 300 CEOs revealed that the availability of key skills is the second-biggest threat to business growth, close behind the increasing tax burden.
By Gizelle McIntyre, director of The Institute of People Development
The Institute of People Development (IPD) joined some of the country's biggest innovators at the Tomorrow's Leaders convention held in Joburg earlier this year.
The purpose of skills development is to facilitate access to, mobility and progression within career paths through high quality education and training.
A large managerial role entails making people work, driving productivity and reducing inefficiencies. Part of making people work is making work for people.
Further Education and Training (FET) should strive to achieve three goals: making graduates employable; creating a diverse workforce; and meeting the needs of the country’s economy.
As South Africa continues to expand, evolve and explore new markets, it is overflowing with exciting and innumerable opportunities.
Henry Ford, American industrialist, the founder of Ford Motor Company emphatically believed in the continuous journey of learning. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or at eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
Various business schools, universities, and other educational institutions offer a wide variety of management courses; but are these training programmes adequately preparing managers for the professional market?