Productivity Through Management

Getting people to work entails managing performance, skilling talent, effectively managing management, and assigning correct employee positions. Making work for people requires delegation, and a dedication to entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.

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Empowering Managers

While technical proficiency is essential to performance, management skills are critical to getting others to perform. Therefore, technical experts should receive management specific training to empower them to manage effectively.

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Recognizing The Department of Agriculture’s Hidden Skills

While conducting training at Limpopo’s Department of Agriculture in 2016, it became clear that staff members’ “paperwork” didn’t always reflect their experience. As a result, The Institute of People Development (IPD) embarked on a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) advisory campaign to enable the Department to build a RPL Policy, allowing it to RPL people into positions focusing on their skills set and experience.

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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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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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