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HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015
HR VOICEDecember 2015 . ISSN 2304-8573
SABPP IS NOW REGISTERED AS AN NPO 117218
THE OFFICI...
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INSIDECONTACT US
LEARNING & QUALITY ASSURANCE
Naren Vassan
naren@sabpp.co.za
RESEARCH Penn...
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15 HIGHLIGHTS FOR
SABPP IN 2015
On behalf of the new Board of SABPP, we would like to welc...
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HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015
public and private sector. Within the private sector, her clients
spanned several industri...
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HRUF SESSION
SABPP, represented by the COO, Xolani Mawande, attended this
year’s HR Univer...
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NELSON MANDELA
BAY HR FORUM
SABPP was invited to present on the progress of the HR
standar...
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T H E K E Y TO SU CCE S S L I E S I N SHAR I N G I T.
Professional Provident Society Inves...
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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES .
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
MEMBER BENEFITS
GET HELP WITH YOUR EVERYDAY
...
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HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015
of abilities and they will be able to call on their Supervisors
and the SABPP for referenc...
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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES .
2.5% effectively have no internet access at work. Just under
20% ...
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•	 MASTER HR PROFESSIONAL
(masters/doctorate + 5 years top level
experience)
•	 CHARTERED...
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HRRI .
HRRI
Latest Edition
Published by KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES
ARE WAGE
INEQUALITIES
FAIR?
B...
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The researchers would like to extend the study to more
organisations to further validate ...
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Bathokwa People Solutions (Pty) Ltd (New)
Unit Standards 114224, 114228, 12139, 11286, 10...
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Kajal  Associates (New)
SAQA ID 57712 – FET Certificate Generic Management – NQF
Level 4
...
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EVENTS
EVENTS .
REGISTER NOW!
professional@sabpp.co.za
NOT AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF YOUR
PR...
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EVENS .
HR STANDARDS AWARENESS
BREAKFASTS
Held at the SABPP offices in Parktown, these
sh...
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EVENTS .
NOT AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF YOUR
HR PROFESSION?
REFER A FRIEND
professional@sabpp...
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STUDENT CHAPTERS .
STUDENT CHAPTERS
BEGIN BY BUILDING
A GREAT CV
The time has come for so...
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AND GET ACCESS TO THE BENEFITS
KICK START YOUR HR
PROFESSIONAL CAREER
WITH SABPP
EMAIL
RE...
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  1. 1. PAGE 1 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 HR VOICEDecember 2015 . ISSN 2304-8573 SABPP IS NOW REGISTERED AS AN NPO 117218 THE OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION FOR ALL HR PROFESSIONALS PRODUCTS ORDER FORM HR AUDIT TRIBUNE HR VOICE RATE CARD 2015 WEBSITE RATE CARD 12TH BOARD OF SABPP
  2. 2. PAGE 2 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 INSIDECONTACT US LEARNING & QUALITY ASSURANCE Naren Vassan naren@sabpp.co.za RESEARCH Penny Abbott penny@sabpp.co.za HR AUDIT UNIT Christine Botha hraudit@sabpp.co.za MARKETING & STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS Siphiwe Mashoene siphiwe@sabpp.co.za PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Chief Operating Officer, Xolani Mawande xolani@sabpp.co.za PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS Zanele Ndiweni registrations@sabpp.co.za or Tebogo Mahesu professional@sabpp.co.za PROJECT MANAGEMENT & EVENTS Siphiwe Mashoene events@sabpp.co.za SOCIAL MEDIA Jaco du Plessis jaco@sabpp.co.za ADDRESS 1st Floor, Rossouws Attorneys Building, 8 Sherborne Rd, Parktown, PO Box 2450, Houghton, 2041, South Africa. T: 011 045 5400 / F: 011 482 4830 www.sabpp.co.za DESIGN Landman Creative T: 079 508 9244 www.landmancreative.co.za ADVERTISING HR Consultants and providers who want to advertise their products and services in the HR Voice, should please contact Siphiwe Mashoene from SABPP. T: 011 045 5413 siphiwe@sabpp.co.za EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS Please send editorial submissions to Siphiwe Mashoene. siphiwe@sabpp.co.za CONTRIBUTORS Klaus Wertenbroch, Douglas Frank and William Maddux BOARD DESK PAGE 3 • 15 Highlights for SABPP in 2015 COO’S DESK PAGE 5 • HRUF Session • Second Student Chapter launched • Nelson Mandela Bay HR Forum • Provincial news • SABPP provincial stars PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PAGE 8 • Member benefits • New graduates – 2016 intern intake • SABPP member survey on self-service HRRI PAGE 12 • Are wage inequalities fair? • Workplace fairness - A perspective of South African employees • CCMA referrals • The Gauteng Provincial Government’s Tshepo 500000 programme to foster Entrepreneurship and place youth in jobs LEARNING AND QUALITY ASSURANCE PAGE 14 • Learning and Quality Assurance Committee EVENTS PAGE 16 STUDENT CHAPTERS PAGE 19 • Begin by building a great CV • Top 5 Universities: Student registrations for November 2015 • Successful Student Chapter launch at Tshwane University of Technology, Polokwane campus • Thank you to the following universities for their applications: INSIDE .
  3. 3. PAGE 3 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 15 HIGHLIGHTS FOR SABPP IN 2015 On behalf of the new Board of SABPP, we would like to welcome you toourfinaleditionofHRVoicefor2015. On20Novemberthecurrent and new boards met in order to share ideas and to ensure a smooth transition from the old to the new board of SABPP. First of all we would like to thank the 11th Board of SABPP for a very successful term, in fact, we can go as far as saying that the term of office of the 11th Board has been one of the most significant in the history of SABPP. In particular, the development and launch of the world’s firstNationalHRStandardswillberememberedasthemostexciting development in the history of the HR profession in South Africa. We salute the outgoing board for this major achievement and we thank them for their hard work in overseeing and driving this successful milestone in the history of HR, not only in South Africa, but also globally. The11thBoardmembersofSABPPreceivingtheirBoardcertificates But before we reflect on the highlights of 2015, let us first introduce ourselves to you as the members of the SABPP Board Executive Committee for 2016-2018: COO’S DESK . BOARD DESK Mr Siphiwe Handsome Moyo Chartered HR Professional - Specialist Motivational Speaker HRD Consultant Siphiwe Moyo is a Chartered Human Resources Professional. He is a Professional Motivational Speaker and Learning Development Consultant. Siphiwe is the previous Head of Learning and Development for Nedbank Home Loans, FNB Asset Finance and Murray Roberts UCW Division. His qualifications include: • Executive Development Programme from Wits Business School (2015) • Masters in Business Administration from NWU Business School (2009) • B Com (Hons) Human Resource Development from the University of Johannesburg (2005) • Bachelors Degree (cum laude) Human Resources from the Vaal University of Technology (2002). He is the past Chapter President at the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) and a member of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF). Prof Karel Johannes Stanz Master HR Professional Chairperson Dept of HRM Prof Karel Stanz is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department ofHumanResourceManagementattheUniversityofPretoriaand has been seconded to act as the Director of Human Capital from 1 July 2013 to 30 April 2014. Previously, he was a full professor and Head of the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Johannesburg. He is a registered Industrial Psychologist and a Master Human Resources Professional and teaches Talent Management on masters’ level. Since 2005 he has successfully supervised 24 masters and eight doctoral students, and authored/co-authored 20 refereed articles published in accredited journals and more than 40 refereed conference publications published nationally and internationally. He also serves on the executive committee of the newly-founded Africa Academy of Management (AFAM) and has been elected as the President of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology in South Africa (SIOPSA) for the term 2012/2013 and was awarded Honorary Life Membership. Ms Vuyokazi Nolwandle Nontsika Dwane Master HR Professional - Generalist HR Director Vuyo is the Human Resources Director for LexisNexis South Africa, a role she has held since 2009, and has extensive human resources, management consulting and change management experience, which she has gained over the past 21 years and across a variety of respected organisations and industries. This experience has played itself out across both the
  4. 4. PAGE 4 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 public and private sector. Within the private sector, her clients spanned several industries such as financial services, packaging, retail, and ICT. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree (Psychology Major), a Postgraduate Diploma in Organisation and Management and an MBA degree from the University of Cape Town. She also holds the position of Deputy Chairperson for the SABPP in KwaZulu-Natal, a role she was elected into in 2014, and one through which she hopes to make a positive contribution to the broader Human Resource profession within the province. As we start our planning for 2016, let us use this opportunity of reflecting on the year 2015. It was another exciting and busy year for SABPP with several highlights: 1. Launch of SABPP HR Ethics Book with foreword written by Advocate Thuli Madonsela, the Public Protector; 2. SABPP HR Professionals approved as Ex-Officio Commissioners of Oaths by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Advocate Michael Masutha; 3. Third Annual National HR Standards Roll-out Conference at Sandton Convention Centre; 4. Many in-house HR standards presentations; 5. Our most visible year in terms of public conference exhibitions and presentations; 6. Conducting 12 HR Audits against the National HR Standards; 7. Growing the total of trained HR Auditors to 146; 8. Visits to 17 university campuses and several student chapters formed; 9. Green status in terms of uploads on the National Learner Record Database; 10. A new record of 981 HR professionals registered this year; 11. First online board voting system and a successful succession transition from the 11th to the 12th Board of SABPP; 12. Increasing our regional footprint to six provincial committees; 13. A visit to the top European HR professional body, i.e. CIPD; 14. More than 50 articles published in magazines; 15. Excellent growth in social media interaction with almost 8000 twitter followers, doubling the 4000 followers we had at the beginning of the year. The above deliverables are clear evidence of the commitment of the SABPP Board and staff to build the HR profession. Given the impact of the above successes, as the new Exco of the SABPP Board, together with the CEO, Marius Meyer we are confident of yet another successful year as we get ready for 2016. We will focus on key actions to drive the HR Voice strategy of SABPP, and further expand our capacity to deliver according the needs of the HR professional and learning provider markets. However, together with all of you it is first time for us to take a well-deserved holiday. We wish all our stakeholders a good time of rest with family and friends and we look forward to engage with you again next year. Travel safely and have a blessed festive season. “My personal vision is to use my experience to contribute to SABPP’s mission to professionalize the HR profession in South Africa. We exist in a time that is both challenging and exciting in the history of South Africa: the education of our youth stands in sharp focus and, as academics and Human Resource professionals, we have the opportunity to make a real difference to their future. I want to be counted amongst those who put their hands up and made themselves available.” Vuyo Dwane, SABPP Vice-Chairperson (2016-2018) SIPHIWE MOYO Chairperson KAREL STANZ Vice chairperson VUYO DWANE Vice-chairperson LINKEDIN/SABPP JOIN THE DISCUSSIONS
  5. 5. PAGE 5 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 HRUF SESSION SABPP, represented by the COO, Xolani Mawande, attended this year’s HR Universities Forum (HRUF) session on the 24th and 25th of October 2015. It was indeed a successful session. Discussion centred on recurriculation on the basis of HR standards. The national best HR student award, sponsored by SABPP, was finalised. SABPP will offer the awards as follows: Best student: R15 000 + floating trophy + certificate 2nd best student: R10 000 + certificate 3rd best student: R5 000 + certificate. The bursary scheme, also sponsored by SABPP, was also finalised. SABPPwilloffertwobursariesofR15000eachtodeservingstudents asidentifiedbytheHRUF.Theamountwillcontributetowardsfurther studies like HR related BTech or Honours. Finally a new executive was elected to run the HRUF: Chair: Renjini Joseph (University of Johannesburg) Vice chair: Lawrence Kok (Vaal University of Technology) Secretaryre-elected:EstherPalmer(CentralUniversityofTechnology , Free State). We sincerely thank the outgoing committee, led by Liiza Gie (CPUT) and Prof Logan Naidoo (MUT). Please check the next edition of the HR Voice for a full report of the session by the executive. SECOND STUDENT CHAPTER LAUNCHED SABPP has an alliance with Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). The TUT Polokwane campus officially became the second university campus to launch the SABPP student chapter after registering 82 HR students. An SABPP delegation, led by the CEO and the COO, graced the occasion. The event was also attended by the Campus director and the academic manager. The SABPP Limpopo provincial committee was in attendance. Four members attended, led by the provincial secretary, Lethabo Matlala. Ms Shitshembiso Mkansi was elected as the first chairperson of the chapter. Congratulations HR Director in the making. Mr. Sidney Morethe, a staff member from the faculty, received a CEO recognition award for his outstanding contribution to the HR profession. See student page for more information. FACEBOOK/SABPP LIKE OUR PAGE COO’S DESK . COO’S DESK
  6. 6. PAGE 6 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 NELSON MANDELA BAY HR FORUM SABPP was invited to present on the progress of the HR standards journey once again this year. SABPP’s Xolani Mawande represented SABPP on the 20th of November 2015 in Port Elizabeth. It was a successful conference. At the same event SABPP formally awarded Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) with a full accreditation certificate after meeting and exceeding the requirement as set by the SABPP board. The full report is given in the LQA section. Now that SABPP has, for the first time, four board members on its board, we expect significant growth in KZN in 2016. PROVINCIAL NEWS KZN PROVINCIAL COMMITTEE The committee requires more volunteers to take SABPP in the province to another level. We will be sending formal invites to the professionals in KwaZulu-Natal in January 2016. Should you be interested in promoting the profession please wait for the invite and grab the opportunity. FIELD AGENTS FOR EASTERN CAPE A total of 6 field agents were recently appointed in the Eastern Cape. To drive SABPP membership in the province, two are based in Port Elizabeth and four in East London. The following are the agents and their contact details: 1. Joanna Dalbock ecfa1@sabpp.biz 2. Alec Mahlomuza ecfa2@sabpp.biz 3. Amy Long ecfa3@sabpp.biz 4. Vuyisile Bhe ecfa4@sabpp.biz 5. Graeme Lategan ecfa5@sabpp.biz 6. Alfie Wagner ecfa6@sabpp.biz We congratulate them and wish them all the best. Watch the SABPP membership growth in the Eastern Cape next year. SABPP VISIBILITY To date the following provinces now have Field Agents that will hopefully lead to more visibility in the country: • Western Cape; • KwaZulu-Natal; and • Limpopo. SABPP PROVINCIAL STARS In June 2015, SABPP appointed field agents in KwaZulu-Natal. During the last 5 months, they have exceeded our expectations and continue doing inspirational work. Raj Moodley, Nozipho Khumalo and Nicolle Manjeya have worked hard in promoting SABPP in the KwaZulu-Natal area. Each individual usually visits an average of three companies a month and return with very positive feedback. They recently had company visits at Group Five Coastal, Msunduzi Municipality, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Newcastle Municipality and Blackrock Newcastle - Tsogo Sun. We would like thank them for the hard and dedicated work they do. It doesn’t go unnoticed. Keep it up! COO’S DESK . Nozipho Khumalo Raj Moodley Nicolle Manjeya
  7. 7. PAGE 7 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 T H E K E Y TO SU CCE S S L I E S I N SHAR I N G I T. Professional Provident Society Investments Proprietary Limited (“PPS Investments”) (39270), Professional Provident Society Multi-Managers Proprietary Limited (“PPS Multi-Managers”) (28733) and Professional Provident Society Insurance (“PPS Insurance”) (1044) are licensed Financial Services Providers. At PPS, we know professionals – and we know what they need from their investments. After all, we’ve spent over 70 years skillfully growing our members’ wealth – as well as the assets in their PPS Profit-Share Accounts. That’s why so many of you have trusted PPS Investments to manage your financial futures, and because your investment contributes to your PPS Profit-Share Account, every cent you invest with us is also earning you profits. To find out more, visit ppsinvestments.co.za, email clientservices@ppsinvestments.co.za or give us a call on 0860 INV PPS (0860 468 777). INVEST ONCE WITH TWICE THE OPPORTUNITY
  8. 8. PAGE 8 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES . PROFESSIONAL SERVICES MEMBER BENEFITS GET HELP WITH YOUR EVERYDAY ISSUES SABPP has an alliance with HR Forum which offers a FREE email group-based helpline for the sort of tricky issues that come up daily. Topics covered in the past month or so included: • Skills Transfer strategy; • Where to find a training provider for Difficult Conversations; • A meaningful message for a Long Service Award certificate • Office etiquette for open plan offices; and • Taking of extra leave when there is a shut-down period – paid or unpaid? HOW IT WORKS: You send in your query, it gets made anonymous by the Forum facilitator, and circulated to members, who then come back, within reasonable time, with good advice based on solid experience. Sendanemailtohumanresources@ hrforum.co.za to register for the Forum NEW GRADUATES – 2016 INTERN INTAKE Employers and new graduates starting off on HR internships in 2016 can now benefit from the SABPP structured Candidate Development Programme. The Candidate Development Programme takes graduates from their qualification to a professional designation. They will have plenty of documented evidence of their competence and range REFER A FRIEND FOR PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION HOW DIFFERENT WOULD YOUR LIFE BE IF SOMEONE DIDN’T TELL YOU ABOUT SABPP?
  9. 9. PAGE 9 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 of abilities and they will be able to call on their Supervisors and the SABPP for references as they progress through their careers. After the completion of the Candidate Development Programme, candidates will have been exceptionally well prepared for the demanding role that HR practitioners are being called on to fulfil in building and supporting people at work in South Africa. Get the best start for an HR career through the SABPP HR Candidate Development Programme. Enquiries to retention@sabpp.co.za SABPP MEMBER SURVEY ON SELF- SERVICE An on-line survey was conducted during August/September 2014 amongst registered SABPP members. The purpose was to ascertain reaction to the recently introduced member self- service functions on the SABPP website and to provide empirical evidence on which to base decisions on further development of member self-service in general and specifically for CPD purposes. A total of 445 members accessed the survey link and completed questionnaires. Thus a 10% response rate, which is considered acceptable and is the highest response to any SABPP survey conducted to date. The respondents were slightly under-represented on younger members (26 – 39) and over-represented at the older age groups (50+); slightly under-represented in Gauteng and slightly over-represented in W Cape and KZN; heavily weighted in the shorter membership category with 64.4% having 5 years or less membership, versus the total SABPP membership in the same category at only 41.2%; and more heavily weighted at the higher levels of registration, with 42.5% being in the Chartered and Master HR Professional categories versus 33.3% of the total active membership. Since the survey was distributed by email and could only be completed on the Internet, the responses were biased in favour of “tech savvy” members. Even so, some variation in access is clear, see figure below. Most people (81.5%) have full access to the internet at work, while 11.2% have firewall restrictions and PROFESSIONAL SERVICES . The St Helena Government (SHG) is seeking expressions of interest from experienced Pay and Reward Consultants to work alongside an in-house project team, led by the Head of HR in order to: The project will commence in April 2016, and is expected to be completed by 30 November 2016. SHG will evaluate the Expression of Interest submissions received, and shortlist up to six Pay and Reward Consultants to invite tenders for the project support. Registration of interest does not imply inclusion on the tender list. Tender documents will be issued in January 2016. EVALUATION ASSESSMENT OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST The evaluation will be in accordance with the following criteria: Capability and experience in type and scale of work References regarding previous performance in relation to time, cost, and quality SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Expressions of interest must be lodged by email to barbara.george@sainthelena.gov.sh by 4.00pm on Wednesday 6 January 2016. ENQUIRIES All enquiries regarding the Expression of Interest or details regarding the project should be directed to Barbara George, on 00290 22720 or barbara.george@sainthelena.gov.sh Resources and availability 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Review the current pay and grading structures Review the job evaluation scheme; Develop a sustainable pay policy; Design a reward and recognition scheme; and Develop a business case for funding. 40pts 30pts 30pts Expression of Interest Pay Grading Review Project
  10. 10. PAGE 10 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES . 2.5% effectively have no internet access at work. Just under 20% of respondents have no or limited access to the internet outside work. TECHNOLOGY USED ACCESS TO INTERNET AT WORK - % OF SAMPLE 81.5 4.8 11.2 1.6 0.9 Yes, it’s easy and I can access all day Yes, it’s easy but it’s restricted to certain of the day It’s allowed, but firewalls block some websites and restrict my emails to some extent It’s allowed, but we have very slow speeds It’s not allowed at all 78% of the sample use a Smartphone, of which the operating he age of the devices is typically not more than 2 – 3 years old. Market data on popularity of various makes of smart phones shows: TOP SELLERS 1. BlackBerry Z3 2. Samsung Galaxy S5 3. Apple iPhone 6 (16G) 4. BlackBerry 9720 5. Apple iPhone 5 (16GB) Thus, the SABPP sample differs in that the Blackberry is less popular (10%) than the Android phones and Apples phones. 40% of the sample use a tablet, with operating system distribution is shown below: As with smart phones, the preferences of the SABPP sample differ from the general market, where Android tablets take a 77% market share and in our sample, only 35% (35% of the 5% 32% 10% 51% Smartphone Apple iPad Android Tablet Windows Tablet Smartphone Android S m a r t p h o n e Blackberry S m a r t p h o n e Windows 17% 26% 5.6% 40% who use a tablet = 17% of the total sample). In our sample, Apple Ipads have a 54% market share compared to a general market share of 19.3% . 50.8% of respondents have multiple devices, and of these, 52% synchronise across all devices. Of the 48% who do not synchronise, reasons such as privacy, lack of technical knowledge, different makes of devices, lack of phone memory were given. Respondents use a range of social media platforms, as shown below: WhatsApp LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Instagram 377 338 284 161 95 Most of the respondents use several of these social media platforms, with use of 3 or 4 being most common. Banking is the most used app from our list of possible apps, as shown below:
  11. 11. PAGE 11 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 • MASTER HR PROFESSIONAL (masters/doctorate + 5 years top level experience) • CHARTERED HR PROFESSIONAL (honours + 4 years senior level experience) • HR PROFESSIONAL (3 year degree/diploma + 3 years middle management experience) • HR ASSOCIATE (2 year diploma + 2 years’ experience) • HR TECHNICIAN (1 year certificate + 1 year experience) • CANDIDATE (qualification but no experience) UPGRADE NOW ! UPGRADE YOUR SABPP MEMBERSHIP PROFESSIONAL SERVICES . Banking Newsfeed Health monitoring Games 345 236 139 130 USE OF SABPP SELF SERVICE Nearly everyone in the sample was keen to use self-service for the following tasks and were enthusiastic about this new development (“Absolutely - we need to make the technology work for us”). Suggestions on additional uses for self-service included a lot of suggestions around chat rooms, networking and getting advice. Since the SABPP already runs several social media platforms aimed at these services, possibly the social media possibilities need to be publicized to members better. Other suggestions have been listed and scheduled for technical development. 46% of the sample would like to be able to access SABPP publications on their phone rather than through the website or email. Of these, in fact many preferred both. TECHNOLOGY FOCUS GROUP A total of 160 people volunteered to assist SABPP through participating in a technology focus group. This group has been asked to assist with previewing and piloting new technology developments. DISCUSSION We could probably safely take this sample as representing a more “tech-savvy” portion of the SABPP membership. All decisions on the use of technology must therefore allow for the assumption that a significant proportion of members are less “tech-savvy” to a greater or lesser extent. This survey has revealed some important features of the technology use landscape amongst SABPP members and has shown that there is a demand for self service and other technology based services. Would use self service for: A) Update my contact details B) Check my membership status C) Track my CPD activities and status D) No
  12. 12. PAGE 12 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 HRRI . HRRI Latest Edition Published by KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES ARE WAGE INEQUALITIES FAIR? By Klaus Wertenbroch, Douglas Frank and William Maddux Pay-for-performance or collective bargaining: The pay system we prefer says as much about the way we view the world as the economic conditions in which we find ourselves. The global financial crisis has added weight to questions of high executive pay, rising wage inequality and the diverse ways in which countries are responding to the rich-poor divide. In France, for example, many company leaders have acknowledged the need to pay higher tax and the government has moved to cap the pay of top executives at state controlled companies. It would be hard to imagine this attitude prevailing in the U.S. where executives’ compensation (in some cases more than 300 times the salary of average production and supervisory workers) is considered by many to be well-earned. These two extremes reflect the striking discrepancies in views around the world as to whether the world is perceived as a just and fair place - where individuals are responsible for their own fate and everyone gets what they deserve - or whether success and failure is largely dependent on luck. WORKPLACE FAIRNESS - A PERSPECTIVE OF SOUTH AFRICAN EMPLOYEES The research study by Dr Susan van Schie and Dr Ines Meyer of the UCT Section for Organisational Psychology conducted, with the assistance of the SABPP, earlier this year, has produced a report, which members can download from the SABPP website under Highlighted Research. Research has demonstrated how perceived injustice in the workplace evokes counterproductive work behaviours such as theft, sabotage and intention to leave, while if employees feel they are treated fairly, they are more satisfied with their jobs, more committed and more willing to go the extra mile for their employer. This project validated this research in a South African context and provides insights into the effects of procedural consistency, information sharing by supervisors, fostering an inclusive climate and transformation efforts. The report is supported by findings from the UK in the CIPD’s The changing contours of fairness : Can we match individual and organisational perspectives? Accessible on http://www.cipd.co.uk/hr-resources/research/ changing-contours-fairness.aspx Published by Knowledge Resources Knowledge Resources has generously made a 12 month free subscription to this valuable on-line journal available to SABPP registered professionals. SIGN UP hrri@sabpp.co.za
  13. 13. PAGE 13 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 The researchers would like to extend the study to more organisations to further validate their findings. Participating organisations will receive benchmark figures for their organisation. To participate, employers will have to distribute the survey link to employees and there are cash prizes to be won by employees. If you are interested, please contact Dr Susan van Schie at susan.vanschie@uct.ac.za We often receive queries as to the usage of our material and what is copyrighted or reserved to the SABPP. We distinguish three spheres of influence, as shown below: CCMA REFERRALS CCMA referrals increased by 2% in 2014/15 over 2013/14, according to the CCMA’s Operations report for March 2015, having increased by 12% the previous year. These figures seem to exclude the retrenchment referrals in terms of Section 189A of the Labour Relations Act (see next point). Referrals continue to be mainly for unfair dismissal (78%). Overall, the disputes are settled at conciliation stage 55% of the time and are settled at arbitration stage 55% of the time. Of the total of nearly 17 000 awards made by the CCMA, the awards were made in favour of employees 64.2% of the time and in favour of employers 35.3% of the time. This would seem to indicate that employers need to sharpen their approach to dismissals to remain compliant to labour legislation. In this regard, members should read the SABPP Fact Sheet from April 2015 “Lessons learned for employers from CCMA cases”. THEGAUTENG PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT’S TSHEPO500000 PROGRAMMETOFOSTER ENTREPRENEURSHIPAND PLACEYOUTHINJOBS The Gauteng Provincial Government’s Tshepo 500000 programme to foster entrepreneurship and place youth in jobs placed 517 youths between December 2014 and March 2015. Companies that have participated in this programme include Dischem, Stallion Security, McDonalds, Prestige, Florence Waiters, Steers, Burger King and ABI Logistics, reports the Department of Labour’s Annual Labour Market Bulletin. HR practitioners are encouraged to find out about this programme and how their organisation can participate to mutual benefit. The CCMA Job Security Strategy was outlined by the Director, Nerine Kahn, in August this year. It consists of three approaches: first ensure that the employer has no other alternative but to retrench; secondly ensure that if retrenchments are unavoidable, the retrenched employees have access to support; and third, facilitate business rescue if the business faces closure. Large scale retrenchments(over50employees)referredtotheCCMAinthefirst quarterof2015financialyearinvolvedover23000jobs. Overthefive year period 2010 – 2015, the CCMA has been involved in saving 103 949 jobs, but in the last year, only 12 496 jobs were saved, indicating possibly that employers’ financial circumstances are becoming much worse and jobs simply cannot be saved. HR practitioners should, however, always seek to ensure that retrenchments are a last resort and not a first resort. HRRI . In the centre of the diagram is the core intellectual property of the SABPP. Only the SABPP may issue this material and it may not be altered in any way except through the SABPP. Surrounding the core are the quality assurance processes and supporting tools. The tools are copyrighted (for example, the HR Standards Assessment Tool). All services offered under this sphere of influence are quality assured by the SABPP and may only be offered through the SABPP and, in cases such as consulting, through accredited service providers. In the outer sphere are users, which would include HR practitioners and employing organisations. We require that any use of our material be acknowledged to us as the owner of the intellectual property, and the content may not be copied without our permission. No-one may make commercial use of the material without our permission, and any usage conditions imposed by us must be adhered to. Through being clear about these three spheres of influence, we hope that HR practitioners are easily able to access our materials andusethemforthebenefitofimprovingstandardsofHRpractice.
  14. 14. PAGE 14 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 Bathokwa People Solutions (Pty) Ltd (New) Unit Standards 114224, 114228, 12139, 11286, 10985, 376119, 114273, 116927, and 13952. Boston City Campus and Business College (Pty) Ltd Renewal and extension of scope (Higher education division) SAQA ID 49691 – FET Certificate: HR Management and Practices Support - NQF Level 4 SAQA ID 21081 Higher Certificate in Commerce in Human Resources Management SAQA ID 21080 Higher Certificate in Commerce in Human Resources Development Edutel Services Company (Pty) Ltd (Renewal) SAQA ID 49692 – National Diploma: HR Management and Practices - NQF Level 5 SAQA ID 49691 – FET Certificate: HR Management and Practices Support - NQF Level 4 Global Prospectus Development Institute (Pty) Ltd (New) SAQA ID 59201 – National Certificate: Generic Management - NQF Level 5 LEARNING AND QUALITY ASSURANCE . LEARNING AND QUALITY ASSURANCE LEARNINGAND QUALITYASSURANCE COMMITTEE On the 6th November 2015, LQA chairperson, Dr. Linda Chipunza (seated in the middle front row), shared a farewell to the LQA committee, upon successfully serving her term as the chairperson, making way for the new chairperson. She thanked all the committee members in giving their time and promoting best practices towards quality assurances whilst accrediting and supporting training providers. She also mentioned that the newly formed sub-committee, the Examination Committee will set standards when learners exit the various qualifications. ON THE 20TH NOVEMBER THE SABPP BOARD APPROVEDTHEFOLLOWINGTRAININGPROVIDERS TOWARDS THEIR ACCREDITATION APPLICATIONS: Academy of York (Pty) Ltd (Extension of Scope) Skills Programmes aligned to US252040, 242810, 12996, 12997, 11906, 114885 and 114897. (Extension of Scope)
  15. 15. PAGE 15 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 Kajal Associates (New) SAQA ID 57712 – FET Certificate Generic Management – NQF Level 4 SAQA ID 61595 - FET Certificate Business Administration – NQF Level 4 (Employee Wellness) Khwela Learning (Pty) Ltd (New) Unit Standards 242816, 242822, 242821, 242811, 113909 and 11473. Learnership Support Systems (LSS) – (New) SAQA ID 93994 National Diploma: Labour Relations Practices: Dispute Resolution - Credits 241 (94079 - Legislation and Human Resource Support) NQF Level 5 Mind the Gap (Renewal) SAQA ID 49692 – National Diploma: HR Management and Practices - NQF Level 5 SAQA ID 49691 – FET Certificate: HR Management and Practices Support - NQF Level 4 SAQA ID 59201 – National Certificate: Generic Management - NQF Level 5 SA Labour Guide CC (Renewal of 3 Unit Standards and Extension of scope.) Unit standards 114274 / 112286 / 10985 SAQA ID 93993 National Certificate: Labour Relations Practice – NQF Level 5 SA College of Home Study (Pty) Ltd (New) SAQA ID 49692 – National Diploma: HR Management and Practices - NQF Level 5 Siyanqoba Seminars (Pty) Ltd (Renewal) Of accreditation for SAQA ID 49691 – FET Certificate: HR Management and Practices Support - NQF Level 4 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (New) Department of Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management On the 20 21 October a panelist of academics and industry chaired by Dr Pierre Joubert from Vaal University of Technology evaluated all the required documents on the National Diploma: Human Resource Management and they were satisfied with the evidence presented. They were awarded their higher education accreditation on the 20th November in Port Elizabeth in the presence of Human Resources Practitioners at the Nelson Mandela Bay HR Forum Conference. LEARNING AND QUALITY ASSURANCE .
  16. 16. PAGE 16 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 EVENTS EVENTS . REGISTER NOW! professional@sabpp.co.za NOT AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF YOUR PROFESSION? SAVE THE DATES FOR THREE IMPORTANT EVENTS IN FIRST QUARTER 2016 The SABPP has initiated two exciting events for early next year, so get these dates into your diary. 3 MARCH 2016 JOIN CLEM SUNTER AND THE SABPP IN A SCENARIO PLANNING WORKSHOP TO WRITE SOUTH AFRICAN LABOUR MARKET SCENARIOS FOR 2016. Human Resource Executives participate in their organisation’s strategy development sessions and should bring with them an informed view on likely developments in the labour market over the mid to long term. The 2013 SABPP HR Management System Standard requires organisations, in relation to Strategic HR Management, to “Analyse the internal and external socio-economic, political and technological environment and provide proactive people-related business solutions.” At present, many HR Executives acknowledge a lack of depth in their environmental scanning. This one-day event, facilitated by Clem Sunter, will: • Enhance delegates’ skills in identifying important trends in the labour market; • Position delegates to be able to add value to their organisation’s strategic thinking; • Produce a set of labour market scenarios for South African organisations. The target audience is top and senior HR executives in South Africa. Only 100 people can be accommodated so please indicate your interest as soon as possible to siphiwe@sabpp.co.za. 16 FEBRUARY 2016 GIBS, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE SABPP AND COWAN HARPER ATTORNEYS, WILL RUN AN EMPLOYEE RELATIONS MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE ON “A NEW ERA OF ERM OR MORE OF THE SAME?” Top speakers include Albert Wocke, Charles Nupen, Nerina Kahn, Rod Harper, industry representatives from the manufacturing, hospitality, and financial services sectors, Marius Meyer, Gavin Hartford and unionists. Watch out for further marketing of this event to get your booking in early.
  17. 17. PAGE 17 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 EVENS . HR STANDARDS AWARENESS BREAKFASTS Held at the SABPP offices in Parktown, these short sessions will introduce you to the SABPP HR Management Standards, explaining how they came about, what they can achieve and how organisations can go about implementing them. These sessions are scheduled once per quarter: DATES: 18 FEBRUARY 2016 MAY 2016 AUGUST 2016 NOVEMBER 2016 WORKSHOP FEES: R1 200 Workshop fee includes a light breakfast, a complete HR Management Standards file and a Professional Practice Standards file. The sessions will run from 7.30 to 9.30 Attendance at one of these Awareness breakfasts will earn you ½ CPD point, and if you self-study thereafter on the contents of the Standards file, you will qualify for attendance at the HR Auditors workshop. A maximum of 12 people can be accommodated at each session. In-house sessions can be conducted for groups of HR practitioners. 4 FEBRUARY 2016 Join us for the HR Audit Breakfast. Since 2013, a full audit framework has been developed and tested to improve the quality of HR practice. Out of all audits conducted, three companies are now ready to share their experience with you. They will share their successes, challenges and answer your questions during this vibrant, interactive breakfast session. Contact events@sabpp.co.za or 011 045 5400 for more details REGISTER NOW! professional@sabpp.co.za
  18. 18. PAGE 18 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 EVENTS . NOT AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF YOUR HR PROFESSION? REFER A FRIEND professional@sabpp.co.za HR STANDARDS AWARENESS WORKSHOPS Public workshops breakfast sessions: Gauteng Feb 10th May 12th August 16th November 15th Provinces: To be notified. 4 DAY PUBLIC WORKSHOP INCLUDING HR STANDARDS, PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE STANDARDS, HR COMPETENCIES, HR ETHICS AND OVERVIEW OF HR AUDITING Gauteng: April 12 – 16th HR AUDIT WORKSHOPS FOR AUDITORS AND IN-HOUSE STANDARDS FACILITATORS Gauteng March 23 – 25th May 25 – 27th August 24 – 26th October 26 – 28th KZN February 17 – 19th Contact events@sabpp.co.za or 011 045 5400 for more details WORKING WITH THE HR STANDARDS Public workshops in Gauteng Half day Elements 1 – 3 February 11th Breakfast Element 4 March 17th Breakfast Element 5 April 21st Breakfast Element 6 May 26th Breakfast Element 7 June 23rd Breakfast Element 8 July 21st Breakfast Element 9 August 25th Breakfast Element 10 Sept. 27th Half day Elements 11– 13 October 27th
  19. 19. PAGE 19 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 STUDENT CHAPTERS . STUDENT CHAPTERS BEGIN BY BUILDING A GREAT CV The time has come for some of you to move on to the next chapter of your lives. To leave the student life behind, and become a working graduate. Entering the workforce may seem very scary for some of you and one of the most frequent questions you ask yourself is “Where do I begin?” The most important thing is to begin. Begin by creating a CV which sellsyou to the worldoutthere.AccordingtoUndercover Recruiter (2011) an average of 250 CV’s are received for a job position, the first one being received 200 seconds after the job is posted. Furthermore an average time of 5-7 seconds is spent looking at a CV and one spelling or grammar mistake can land your CV in the trash can. Just imagine how special and unique your CV should be to stand out from the crowd. Your CV should thus be an ongoing process you work on. You should be able to tweak your CV for each position you apply for, as different positions will acquire different aspects in your CV. The time spent producing your optimal CV will be rewarding, so start working on it! SUCCESSFUL STUDENTCHAPTER LAUNCHATTSHWANE UNIVERSITYOF TECHNOLOGY, POLOKWANECAMPUS On the 12th of November 2015, HR students at the Tshwane University of Technology: Polokwane campus, decided to take their HR passion to a new level. After submitting 82 student membership applications, varying between second and third year HR students, TUT Polokwane campus has officially launched their SABPP Student Chapter. The day was very well organised and therefore we would like to thank all of the organisers involved. The programme director for the day was Shitshembiso Mkansi, now also elected as the Executive Committee Chair for this Student Chapter. TOP5 UNIVERSITIES: STUDENT REGISTRATIONS FORNOVEMBER 2015 Walter Sisulu University: Mthatha: 50 students registered University of Johannesburg: Soweto: 19 students registered Vaal University of Technology: 9 students registered University of the Western Cape: 7 students registered Walter Sisulu University: Ibika: 5 students registered THANKYOUTO THEFOLLOWING UNIVERSITIES FORTHEIR APPLICATIONS: • Durban University of Technology: Riverside • Central University of Technology: Free State, Welkom • University of Pretoria • University of South Africa • University of the Free State: Qwaqwa Meet the target of 50 registered student members, form a SABPP HR Student Chapter at your university and kick start your career!
  20. 20. PAGE 20 HR VOICE . DECEMBER 2015 AND GET ACCESS TO THE BENEFITS KICK START YOUR HR PROFESSIONAL CAREER WITH SABPP EMAIL REGISTRATION FORM MORE INFO students@sabpp.co.za hrvoice.co.za/Students/register.pdf hrvoice.co.za/Students/info.pdf GET STARTED TODAY JOIN NOW This was a very exciting day, a day a lot of people worked hard for to make happen and it makes us very proud to see who our future HR professionals and leaders will be. We would like to thank the TUT Polokwane campus for giving their HR students this opportunity and we would also like to thank the students for making it an inspirational day. We wish you all of the best for the road ahead. Do everything in an Ethical manner, Engage with the world, go out there with Energy, Endure the bad to reach the good and remember to do everything you do with Excellence! BEST WISHES SABPP Management STUDENT CHAPTERS .

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