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Addressing Our Thinking Towards Disability

December 03 2015 By Justene Smith

3 December 2015 is recognised by the United Nations as International Day for Persons with Disabilities. The theme for 2015, as laid out by the United Nations, is a simple yet powerful message: Inclusion Matters! Justene Smith, Disability Expert at Progression, shares her insights about what we need to consider when addressing our attitudes towards...

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Progression features in TFM Volume 1

December 03 2015 By Progression

January 2016 Progression has been aligned with TFM Magazine since its launch in October 2013. The magazine is the first specialist business-to-business publication focusing on the 2013 Revised Codes of Good Practice (as per legislation), with the core aim of promoting the holistic benefits of a Transforming South Africa. In our commitment to ensu...

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Mentoring in the Workplace

November 26 2015 By Progression

December 2015 In today's business world, having a motivated workforce that can carry the business forward, while maintaining the integrity of the business, is vital. Yet organisations are facing the challenge of an aging workforce that leads to the question "How can we sustain a business and cultivate the next generation of CEO's, HOD's, line mana...

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Progression's New Disability Product Brings Awareness to the Workplace

October 20 2015 By Progression

October 2015 It is important to focus on the ability and not on the disability of an individual. Often, the societal perception of persons with disabilities is impacted by attitudes based on stigma and discrimination that are often the greatest barrier to the full and equal participation in society for persons with disabilities." - UN Enable  Fr...

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Progression's Sharon Bard speaks at Australia's 2015 Disability Employment Conference

October 06 2015 By Progression

October 2015 The Australian Disability Employment Conference, presented by Disability Employment Australia, is the premier forum for managers, aspiring managers, practitioners and academics working in or with the Disability Employment Services sector. Disability Employment Australia is an industry body for Australia's Disability Services, whose pr...

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Removing the Stigma

October 02 2015 By Justene Smith

October 2015 October is recognised as national Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, the South African Department of Health has highlighted the importance of mental health in the workplace and supporting colleagues with mental health conditions. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) an estimated 450 million people worldwide experie...

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Highlights from the Progression Disability Conference 2015

October 02 2015 By Progression

September 2015 The 4th annual Disability Conference which took place from 8-9 September 2015 in Pretoria, saw a number of keynote speakers exploring the tools, technologies and systems for creating accessibility for people with disabilities in the workplace. The annual Disability Conference, hosted by Progression, a specialist in the field of dis...

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Progression gets hands on with SED

September 21 2015 By Progression

September 2015 Transformation driven company, Progression, recently announced a new partnership with Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Special Education Needs (SEN) Facilitator, Siyakwazi. The partnership is driven by both organisations' values around empowerment, inclusion and accessibility for all. To begin the official partnership, members...

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Understanding the role Universal Design plays toward an Inclusive and Accessible Workplace

August 25 2015 By Progression

August 2015 Hiten Bawa, Architect and Universal Access Consultant unpacks the various considerations of Universal Access within physical environments and the critical role it plays in enabling full participation for everyone. The introduction of inclusive policies and non-discriminatory legislation in the workplace is encouraging companies and in...

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Accessible workplaces unlock potential

July 27 2015 By Progression

July 2015 "The right to work is a fundamental human right. However, persons with disabilities are often not considered in employment due to negative perceptions regarding their ability to contribute or the high cost of accommodating their disability or inaccessible workplaces. Often, employers are unaware of the valuable contribution persons with ...

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Enabling Inclusive and Accessible Workplaces Requires an Open Mind

July 27 2015 By Progression

July 2015 Despite the numerous efforts by employers to create an inclusive and diverse workforce, many work environments still remain inaccessible for persons with disabilities, presenting both physical and attitudinal barriers. Reasonable accommodation is a solution which readily answers the subject of accessibility in the workplace with the aim...

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Skills Development Challenges: Quality means doing it right when no-one is looking

July 06 2015 By Progression

30 September 2014 - Ali Tambellini, Training Academy Manager, and Alana Perumal, Skills Development Facilitator, at Progression - a transformation-driven company specialising in Disability Employment Equity & Skills Development within corporate South Africa - provide insight into the challenges of implementing a Skills Development Strategy, the...

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How to Change a Life - Using the Power of Technology to Change Attitudes Towards People With a Disability in the Workplace.

July 06 2015 By Progression

December 2014  Could the power of technology be the vital weapon in our arsenal that we use to break down those barriers created by the stigma for people with disabilities in the workplace? While legislation has come a long way in addressing shortcomings in our society, including the previous marginalisation of individuals with disabilities, we s...

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Organisational excellence through creative, effective talent management - treat your people like the driving force they are

July 06 2015 By Progression

April 2015 In last month's opinion piece, Progression highlighted the importance of finding and placing the right talent through strategic and effective recruitment and placement strategies. Once this talent has been found, it now becomes imperative to manage and empower the individuals to reach their highest potential. Julia Wood, Organisational...

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Partnering with the right agency could boost your talent pool

July 06 2015 By Melanie Bothma

March 2015 Business leaders are realising how vital a sustainable recruitment strategy is, for the health of their organisation This is according to Melanie Bothma, Recruitment Manager at Progression, leading Recruitment and Skills Development managament consultants who specialise in placing people with disabilities. Melanie, who has over 15 year...

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Strategic Training and Development: Implementing a comprehensive skills plan using your WSP & ATR

July 06 2015 By Progression

May 2015 Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training Reports are often seen as simply compliance driven reports, something which many organisations treat with a begrudged attitude. Alana Perumal, Progression's Skills Development Facilitator, looks at how these reports can actually be used to strategically plan training and development and add real ...

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What Mental Health Needs is More Unashamed Conversation

July 06 2015 By Justene Smith

October 2014 - 'Mental Health' is regarded as a state of well-being in which an individual realises their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community. Justene, Occupational Support Co-ordinator  at Progression, will be offering her insight ov...

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The importance of training and developing Soft Skills in an organisation

July 06 2015 By Tarryn Mason

July 2015 Soft Skills, often associated with an individual's EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient), are personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with others. EQ impacts how individuals recognise and manage their behaviour in relation to their social environment and is considered as the foundation for a host o...

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What is a Learnership?

July 06 2015 By Progression

June 2015 Much "hoopla" exists at the moment around the new B-BBEE codes and the many and varied implications for small and big businesses. There has been much frustration and many questions raised as to the efficacy of B-BBEE in general in response to these new codes. However, when it comes to the true spirit of the B-BBEE codes, it is important ...

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Using the hard lessons from 2014 to your advantage in the New Year

July 06 2015 By Beth Cook

January 2015   A comprehensive strategy coupled with well-executed implementation can turn your organisation’s workforce into your most competitive advantage. This is according to Beth Cook, the CEO of Progression, a leading Human Capital and Transformation Solutions Service Provider. She says that there are four distinct trends that ...

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