A Force That Engages Our Employees

Developing and engaging staff with purposeful leadership and management strategies results in an efficient work-force, improved company culture, greater knowledge and skills, and better profits. Capitalising on employees’ strengths and developing skills to overcome weaknesses enhances positive progress.

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DELEGATION: The key for motivation and productivity

by: Mark Orpen | CEO | The Institute of People Development | www.peopledevelopment.co.za | A large managerial role entails making people work, driving productivity and reducing inefficiencies and too often management holds onto the reigns, gathering all the more balls until they simply cannot be juggled any longer. Delegation is the key to motivating staff. […]

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Lifelong Learning

There are many managers in the market with lots of experience who can probably teach the MBAs and PHDs in the world a couple of things about how to manage a business. Then there are the highly qualified professional people, brilliant engineers, lawyers and chemists, who had to learn how to manage their businesses or […]

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Skilling South Africa

We need to train for our country not our companies. While many believe that Skills Development puts the employer at risk of losing staff, there is much evidence to suggest the opposite. Someone who feels that their company is investing in them will often be extremely loyal to the company. If staff members leave once […]

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Skills Development: The Plan

There are innumerable advantages to Skills Development both for the employer developing its staff and the employees being developed. The employer receives immense return on investment as it now has better skilled staff working at a higher level of productivity; this means that the work is completed faster with less mistakes leading to a more […]

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The Future of Human Resources

The current unemployment rate in South Africa is 27,7% – that’s almost a third of the population. A large portion of the unemployed are in fact graduates, with an overwhelming 60% of graduates remaining unemployed, or being employed in a career that is not in their field of study. Where does this leave the future […]

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Youth Development Essentials; Moulding Employable Graduates

Youth Development Essentials; Moulding Employable Graduates

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. The 2017 Youth Day theme is; “The year of OR Tambo: Advancing Youth Economic Empowerment”. The goals of FET and the theme for the celebration of youth could not be more perfectly aligned. […]

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Excellence in Training & Development Rewarded

Excellence in Training & Development Rewarded

As South Africa continues to expand, evolve and explore new markets, it is overflowing with exciting and  innumerable opportunities. To capitalise on these opportunities companies must develop a respect for growth, a love for learning and a penchant for upskilling their employees to offer educated and professional solutions to real needs. In recognition of this, the MEA South […]

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Managing for a Productive Workforce

Managing for a Productive Workforce

In the modern workplace, filled with distractions and illusions of grandeur, it can be an overwhelming task to maintain motivation, and drive a workforce to deliver productivity. To achieve this, 21st century managers should focus on two elements; getting people to work, and making work for people. American automobile executive Lee Iacocca once said; “Start with good people, […]

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