What is HR?

What is HR?  What is the definition of Human Resource Management?  The birth of human resource management practices can probably be traced back to the industrial revolution.  Prior to that people had worked at home-based crafts, or as travelling craftsmen, or in agricultural.  The creation of work in factories meant that the relationship between management and employee needed to be managed, time-keeping records kept, and large payrolls had to be processed.

Labour relations amendment bill

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A Notice was published in the Government Gazette that the Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow Minister of Labour will table a Private Member’s Bill relating to the amendment of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (as amended) (the LRA

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A Tale of Two Entities in five parts - Part 5 Implications for Stakeholders

This article concludes the series entitled "A Tale of Two Entities in five parts", which commences with the presentations to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training of the South African Qualifications Authority and the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations. What are the implications for skills development stakeholders of the failure to speedily progress the development and updating of occupational qualifications?
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A Tale of Two Entities in five parts - Part 4 The QCTO Role

To provide context to the presentation on 17 October 2014 of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training (PPCHET), it is necessary to understand the role and context of the QCTO, and how the development and format of occupational qualifications has been changing.
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A Tale of Two Entities in five parts - Part 3 The SAQA Presentation

This report forms part 3 of a report entitled: A Tale of Two Entities in five parts, which introduces the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee process, describes the presentations of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO), and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training (PPCHET).
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A Tale of Two Entities in five parts - Part 2 The QCTO Presentation

This report forms Part 2 of a five part report entitled A Tale of Two Entities in five parts. Represented by the Board Chairperson Professor Lolwana, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Joyce Mashabela, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ms Madilonga the QCTO presented first. The presentation theme was: “Taking Root and Settling In”, and that accurately described the QCTO stance. The entity had spent time on developing policies – even an HR policy, but what they had actually achieved in terms of qualifications and quality assurance was less clear.
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A Tale of Two Entities in five parts - Part 1 SAQA and the QCTO

It was the best of annual reports, it was the worst of annual reports (with apologies to Charles Dickens), when the two entities: the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training (PPCHET) on Friday 17 October 2014 to explain their 2013-2014 performance.
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Have you been retrenched?

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Can an employee approach the CCMA directly for the purposes of requesting information from their employer in a retrenchment exercise?

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The changing face of labour legislation

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The recruitment industry is undergoing significant changes, driven in part by the direction that labour legislation has taken, according to Nritika Singh, MD of Isilumko Staffing (IS).

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Services SETA Vacancies

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA), a statutory body established in terms of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act 97 of 1998), invites applications for the positions hereunder:

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E=MC2 Relativity Theory and Culture of Learning

Make no mistake I am no expert mathematician but I've been interested in aligning the world of maths, science and Human Capital development for some time now, especially in our own South African context.

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