Scarce and Critical Skills

Skills Development for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Part 5 of 5: How can SMEs promote youth employment and training?

By accessing the sites and interacting with the SETA staff, SMEs should be able to identify what qualifications exist in their sector, and which might benefit their business by improving employee skills and knowledge.
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Skills Development for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Part 4 of 5: What are occupational qualifications?

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is the quality council responsible for the occupational qualifications and is accessible on the www.qcto.org.za, where there are details such as the accredited Skills

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Skills Development for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Part 3 of 5: How can SMEs access discretionary grants?

Once a small or medium enterprise (SME) has started to participate in skills development by submitting their Mandatory Grant, and the submission has been accepted by their Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA), then the SME will be able to make appli

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Skills Development for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Part 2 of 5: How should SMEs participate in skills development?

Once the SME has identified their SETA, the SME can start participating in skills development by making contact with the SETA and registering a Skills Development Facilitator (SDF), who may be an external consultant or someone within the company.

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Skills Development for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Part 1 of 5: What do SMEs contribute to skills development?

Many SMEs are not aware of the valuable contribution that they can make to provide their employees and young people to acquire skills and be equipped to participate in the economy.  Every organisation (except public sector and public benefit organisation

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Referrals provide recruiting solution

Web and mobile recruitment software provider Graylink have partnered with referral recruitment company Zao.com and will be offering their solution in the local market to its corporate clients.

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Skills shortages under-mine industry

Skills shortages in the mining industry are being experienced across the globe. Liezel Hill, Mining weekly editor takes a look at the impact of skills shortages in Canada and what it means for the rest of the world.

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What are "scarce" and "critical" skills?

"Scarce" and "critical" skills are often mentioned in media reports, but what is the difference and why are they important? This article explains why the terms were introduced and why they are of importance to all human resource practitioners.

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