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Job-hopping black managers, only in it for the money?

Virtue, Equity and Job-hopping I believe virtue can easily be disputed, particularly when companies claim 'equal opportunity' yet their processes don't match. Equity is not a focus on diversity, (although diversity is an outcome), it's much deeper and should expand how business processes adapt and innovate to promote inclusion and belonging. The ability to retain…
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The Equity Policy Aim. A Misfire, Misfit or Missile? Workshop

The intentions of equity can be marred by a lack of pro-poor policy and uninformed processes diminishing meaningful outcomes.Vulnerability, Complexity and Being 'Equity' NEETMany organisations find opportunity and value in offering training to NEET youth to increase their employability and simultaneously achieve organisational equity targets.Is equity about 'evening the turf' or is it more loaded?Absorbing…
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Poverty Markets, NEETs and Development

Education and training organisations are uniquely positioned to address market shifts, opportunities and align with government policy to alleviate poverty conditions. Diverse interventions can address market challenges, particularly those facing youth not in employment or education (NEETs). Who is most affected by poverty? Problem: What can we do about training and career development to shift…
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PIVOTAL Programmes and why SETAs fund them

SETAs drive industry specific skills development solutions directing funding according to rising demands for specific trades and occupations. Professional, Vocational, Technical and Academic Learning PIVOTAL is defined as Professional, Vocational, Technical and Academic Learning programmes that result in occupational qualifications or part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework. CATHSSETA Policy Example CATHSSETA's  Discretionary grants policy provides a…
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Inequality and HR

Labour Market Failure in South Africa Are South African Human Resource Management trends contributing to equality or inequality? In 2018, the World Bank reported that South Africa had the highest levels of income inequality in the world.  Is your organisation operating according to fair policy promoting equality? Business Policy, Power and Inequality Are firms using…
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Planning Workforce Job Transitions: 4 Job Similarity Examples

HR practitioners and unions must address labour skill set issues and plan transition paths for careers disrupted by technology. Viable job transitions can be identified once a declining job or field is matched to an in-demand group of jobs requiring similar skill-sets and knowledge. High, medium and low similarity jobs A close similarity between jobs…
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Why the Workforce Finds some Job Transitions Undesirable

Job transition strategies are key to reducing retrenchment and unemployment. Savvy HR practitioners will need to identify which positions are most threatened and how these workers can be productive elsewhere in the organisation. However not all opportunities are appealing to the workforce. Viable Job Transitions A job transition is viable for employers when relevant transferable skills…
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Job Transition Methodology for Concerned People Development Practitioners

This post introduces an approach to planning for viable and desirable job transitions for careers disrupted by technology. South African education, training and development organisations wanting to expand into reskilling will need to find ways to identify declining and growing job markets. What makes a viable and desirable job transition? COMPARING FOR JOB SIMILARITY The…
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Business People Think in the Future: Reskilling and Upskilling Workers

Education, training and development organisations navigate paths across new terrain and lead markets into the future. This future changes at different speeds, with technology changing behavior and jobs.  As skills, jobs and qualifications become redundant, how we shape access to resources and nurture lifelong learning for the workforce becomes more complex and critical. Market Pressures Require…
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Every Wednesday! 20 Minutes with your worst questions

What does accreditation even mean?! What is required and why? Bring your questions and market bugs! Education and Training is a dynamic sector inspiring endless innovation and competition opportunities.  Chat to someone who has worked in education and economic development for two decades. From policy to praxis, let Leonie assist you. KEEPING UP?  Take a…
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