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Progression's Year End Stocking Filler

December 02 2014 By Progression

As if reaping the rewards of sustainable skills development wasn’t already enticing enough, Progression is providing even more incentive for you this November and December to get on board with our Learnership Programmes. For every end-user Learnership agreement signed during November and December, we’ll throw in a FREE LAPTOP, pre-load...

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Tidy Files Successfully Implements a Skills & Employment Equity Audit

November 17 2014 By Sharon Bard

When Tidy Files, a leading local provider of end-to-end filing and storage solutions required a comprehensive Employment Equity and Skills Development plan, it turned to Progression, a leader in Human Capital and Transformation solutions. Progression would support and guide the company through a best practice Disability Equity Audit and Skills Audi...

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Progression Celebrates Disability Awareness Month

November 14 2014 By Progression

Progression celebrates Disability Rights Awareness Month by speaking directly to the people in the know. During November and the first week of December, Progression will be posting video interviews of people with a disability where they discuss how they experience their rights in the workplace, and in their communities. They also share insights in...

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PWD not recognised in draft QSE codes (comment before 14 Nov)

November 04 2014 By Progression

Small businesses contribute significantly to the South African economy. It is everyone’s responsibility to create an inclusive work environment and ensure that people with disabilities are not marginalised. The new draft QSE codes have been released and there is no score or recognition given to people with disabilities under any of the secti...

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"It's the Ability not Disability that Counts"

October 01 2014 By Progression

1 October 2014 - "Managing disabilty in the workplace should, like any other human capital management function, respect and support a company's strategic intent, thus ensuring an outcome is sustainable and reflects true strategic growth." Insight into Progression's best practise model surrounding Disability Equity in the workplace, as featured in ...

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"Colour me Ready" Workshop: Adding Colour to the Skills Development element of the B-BBEE codes

September 21 2014 By Progression

17 March 2014 - Much debate has surrounded the effects on businesses with the implementation of the revised B-BBEE codes, which were published in October 2013. Companies have been given one year to realign their B-BBEE strategies, before they are assessed on the revised codes. Many businesses are concerned about how the new codes will affect their...

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Social Disorganisation - Are we truly creating an inclusive workplace for people with disabilities?

September 21 2014 By Progression

10 July 2014 - Embracing difference is key to successful diversity management. South African companies need to look beyond stereotypes created by social organisation, to unlock the inherent talent in people with disabilities in the workplace. This is according to Sharon Bard, Diversity Manager at Progression, a company that helps both people with ...

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Solving the Disability Piece of the Skills Development Puzzle

September 21 2014 By Progression

28 May 2014 - The 3rd Annual Progression and TDCI Disability Equity ConferenceEnsuring compliance with Employment Equity legislation through Skills Development planning can often be a daunting task for those Human Resources professionals, who are tasked with processing this function inside their organisations. Add to that the complexities of Disabi...

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Sustainable Skills Development Strategies

September 21 2014 By Progression

20 August 2014 - We live and work in a diverse and challenging environment. Businesses are being put under enormous pressure to comply with legislation and guidelines in terms of managing an inclusive workplace. Being a part of a country which promotes diversity and inclusion poses a very real challenge in terms of aligning oneself in the competiti...

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Up-skilling, an essential ingredient to Competitive Advantage

September 21 2014 By Progression

11 April 2014 - Progression recently hosted an interactive and informative breakfast workshop which focused on adding 'colour' to the Skills Development Element of the revised B-BBEE scorecard. The main purpose of the workshop was to have an intimate and debated discussion on the effects on business brought about by the revised codes and the best r...

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Are you exploiting Disability Equity quotas to bolster your company's BEE scorecard?

September 15 2014 By Progression

2 November 2011 - From the time of inception, broad-based black economic empowerment and employment equity legislation were put in place to drive meaningful transformation in a changing South African business environment. Furthermore, companies should use Disability Equity quotas to promote, manage and enhance the role that people with disabilities...

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Banking on Progression - FNB to become an employer of choice for people with disabilities

September 15 2014 By Progression

16 September 2011 - Although the Department of Labour has set out clear legislation around the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace, many organisations have found the need to employ further strategies to help create a more equitable work environment which not only ensures the successful inclusion of employees with disabilities, bu...

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Dell partners with Progression to support people with disabilities

September 15 2014 By Progression

24 August 2010 - Dell Computers, a provider of home and business computing solutions, is committed to providing employees with disabilities equal opportunities in the workplace, and with its partnership with Progression, an organisation that provides complete disability equity solutions, it is doing just that. “Work life commands a series of...

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Disability Equity Audit makes life-changing impact on Montecasino employees

September 15 2014 By Progression

25 October 2012 - Breaking down barriers and embracing diversity when it comes to people living with disabilities can change a person’s quality of life says Beth Cook, CEO of Progression - an equity owned organisation that offers a wide range of Human Resource Development and Transformation solutions, and one that has pioneered one of the mos...

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Disability-focused learnership can boost BEE scorecard by more than 12% points

September 15 2014 By Progression

10 June 2009 - Companies are potentially losing out on claiming key points on their BEE scorecard, and the opportunity to improve the lives of people less fortunate, by ignoring learnership opportunities for people with disabilities. “There are just so many positives related to applying this kind of thinking its surprising that not more comp...

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First Progression Calendar a Success

September 15 2014 By Progression

15 February 2011 - Employees with disabilities found themselves the centre of attention this year with the highly anticipated release of Progression’s first company calendar. Progression, an equity-owned organisation that helps employers successfully integrate people with disabilities into the workplace, decided to create the calendar to reco...

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Gauteng provincial department soars after implementing disability equity plan

September 15 2014 By Progression

24 July 2009 - Managing organisational change, particularly related to disability equity, is notoriously difficult and slow due to misconceptions and social stigmas that are still attached to people with disabilities. “Trying to address an entrenched mindset with regards to people with disabilities is a monumental undertaking but if addresse...

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Getting Animated: New interactive video educates staff on disability in the workplace

September 15 2014 By Progression

August 2010 - Creating a platform for education and awareness helps to overcome the prejudices surrounding people with disabilities in the workplace. This is according to Beth Cook, CEO of Progression, a professional consultancy that has successfully helped businesses to integrate people with living with disabilities into the work environment for a...

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Learnerships for people living with disabilities offer valuable opportunities to both candidates and clients

September 15 2014 By Progression

14 May 2012 - There are growing opportunities for people living with disabilities to make a positive difference in the workplace. Often these opportunities start with learnership programmes. As an equity-owned company, aimed at successfully integrating more people with disabilities into the workplace Progression works closely with companies to ensu...

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Michelin South Africa creates new pool of talent as it empowers learners with Progression

September 15 2014 By Progression

13 November 2012 - Investing in an organisation’s people not only helps to empower that company’s employees, but also creates a more skilled, diverse and highly effective workforce, which will enhance your company’s performance and help strengthen its brand. This is something that Michelin Tyre Company South Africa learned firstha...

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