Suzanne Hattingh has developed a number of practical implementation toolkits and manuals for the general market. She has a user-friendly writing style and an ability to explain complex concepts in a way that is easily understood and applied in the work environment.
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Increasing the impact of performance improvement strategies Series editor: Suzanne Hattingh
Suzanne acted as series editor for the books in the Roadmap to Learning and Skills Development series, published by Knowledge Resources. She was also author and co-author of some of the books.
The books in the series are intended to increase the impact of performance improvement strategies by acting as a tool for planning and implementing learning and skills development interventions.
The books provide action steps and road signs to follow to reach intended destinations. There are guidelines on best practices and warnings on pitfalls to avoid. Checklists are included that can be used to identify what needs to be in place, to evaluate current practices against best practices, and then to plan and monitor the implementation of improvements.
HRD and HR managers will find the series valuable for identifying the most important issues they need to consider in planning and managing their people-development strategies. Practitioners involved in a wide spectrum of fields related to learning and skills development will be able to follow the action steps and guidelines provided in implementing these strategies.
Publications in this series can be ordered directly from Knowledge Resources, www.kr.co.za.
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Practical guidelines and toolkit for implementing learnerships Author: Suzanne Hattingh
Roadmap to Learnerships is a practical implementation toolkit and comprehensive resource that provides step-by-step guidelines on how to make a success of learnerships. It explains what to do, how to do it, with what resources, why it is important, and what key issues need to be taken into account.
Roadmap to Learnerships has been divided into three separate books that cover the three main phases of implementation: planning, preparation and the actual implementation. Also included is the standalone book The ABC of the NQF.
The book is published in two formats: a printed manual of more than 200 pages and an e-book on CD-ROM. This facilitates access to information and allows for the customisation of all the templates and tools.
Explanation of skills development concepts and terminology Author: Suzanne Hattingh
The ABC of the NQF describes more than 180 concepts relevant to learnerships, skills programmes, outcomes-based education, the NQF, the processes relating to SAQA and the SETAs, as well as the broader skills development system.
The definitions in this book differ from what you will find in acts, regulations and other official publications. Such definitions are technically correct but are generally not very useful for everyday communication and implementation.
In The ABC of the NQF, concepts have been described in a way that assists readers to understand the essential aspects without overloading them with detail and technicalities. The book uses simple, straightforward language that avoids legal jargon and technical terms.
The ABC of the NQF is relevant for a wide target audience that includes everyone involved in education, training and skills development in South Africa. It is sold as a CD-ROM.
The purpose of this Guide is to assist employers to plan and implement training in order to develop the skills required to achieve the immediate and long-term goals of their businesses. Training is a key instrument for nurturing staff to ensure that businesses have the required skills to sustain and improve their profitability. In addition, training is an important way of demonstrating that management values its staff by providing opportunities for them to grow and advance in their careers. This improves the loyalty and productivity of your staff and makes them less susceptible to attractive offers from your competitors.
This Guide provides employers with information and guidelines for planning and implementing the processes necessary for developing staff competence. Companies will be able to use the Guide to compile a Training and Development Plan covering all the training programmes and other development actions for addressing clearly identified skills needs. The Guide will also assist companies to ensure that they gain maximum benefit from the training of their staff.
The Guide is written specifically for small to medium-sized businesses, although all businesses could use it.
What is covered in the Guide?
Positioning training in your company
Determine the staffing requirements of your business
Describe the job requirements for different positions
Determine training and development needs of staff
Select training to address the identified needs
Select training providers to offer the selected programmes
Meet the requirements for accessing SETA Mandatory and Discretionary grants
Support staff in applying newly acquired skills in their jobs
Monitor the implementation of training and development and compile reports for internal and external use