Toxic clients and how to deal with them

We have all experienced toxic clients. They’re the highly demanding clients who are never wrong, who want much more than what they’re paying for and who expect you to take the blame for their mistakes. While we’re not advocating that going the extra mile is not a good thing, it should not be at the [...]

By |2019-07-02T13:46:32+00:00November 26th, 2018|news|0 Comments

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING

South Africa contributes a large portion of its national budget towards education and skills development. Approximately 1.5% of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is contributed towards education and training after school, most of which is received by vocational colleges and the National Skills Fund, among others. The Importance of Training Economic Benefits The majority of [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:11+00:00November 14th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Claiming back Skills Development Levies

You have an annual payroll of more than R500 000 and pay your 1% of your annual payroll towards the Skills Development Levy (SDL) for the sake of being compliant. You know your staff need to be up-skilled, but neither you, nor your overworked HR manager have the time or energy to figure out what SDLs [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:11+00:00November 13th, 2018|news|0 Comments

The skills shortage in the construction industry

The construction sector is one of the perceived opportunities to address the unemployment problem in South Africa. According the Industrial Development Corporation, 44,000 jobs were created in this sector during 2016. The question is, what kind of jobs were these and how sustainable were they? According to Ian Massey, Director of MDA Consulting and professional chartered civil [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:12+00:00October 18th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Why Skills Development Matters in SA

The development of your staff is very important in business, mainly because they are the driving force in moving your business forward. Regular skills development is essential in ensuring ongoing business development. There are a number of important reasons why skills development training can be beneficial to the business and should therefore be made a [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:24+00:00August 6th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR)

The WSP and ATR submission deadline was on the 31st of March 2018. Preparing and submitting these documents can be very time-consuming, confusing and stressful. What is a Workplace Skills Plan? The Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) is intended to document the skills needs in a company The Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) is intended to document [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:25+00:00July 26th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Enterprise Development Programmes for Black Entrepreneurs

As small businesses in South Africa are recognised as a driving force for economic growth and creation of jobs, enterprise development programmes offered by government and corporates offer black entrepreneurs the opportunity to find support and training to further develop their small businesses. Businesses serve a critical role in driving more inclusive and sustainable development. [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:25+00:00July 20th, 2018|news|0 Comments