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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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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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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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Progression comments on the Skills Development element of the revised B-BBEE codes

June 19 2015 By Tarryn Mason

June 2015The B-BBEE QSE codes released on 6 May by the DTI recognises Persons with Disabilities under the Skills Development element. This was a welcome revision after the draft QSE codes released in Oct 2014 allocated no score or recognition for people with disabilities under any of the sections. Tarryn Mason, General Manager at Progression comme...

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Progression announces new SED partner

May 26 2015 By Progression

May 2015 Progression, a transformation driven organisation which manages and implements Skills Development and disability employment equity strategy solutions for corporate South Africa, has partnered with Siyakwazi, a KwaZulu Natal-based NPO which implements Early Childhood Development (ECD) education and support for children with special educati...

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Progression achieves level one B-BBEE status

May 18 2015 By Progression

May 2015 Skills Development and Transformation driven company, Progression, announced an increase in its (Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment) B-BBEE scorecard from a level 2 to a level 1, based on the old codes. “I am very proud that our commitment to transformation has resulted in us achieving a Level 1 score,” states Beth Cook, f...

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Hope Mandeville Career Days Expo

April 20 2015 By Progression

April 2015 Progression recently participated in the 4th annual Hope-Mandeville Disability careers expo. The event, a joint venture by Hope School and Mandeville Disability Swimming, focuses on helping launch school-leavers with disabilities into careers that are right for them through formal employment, and skills development opportunities. Juste...

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Progression invests in scarce skills through Apprenticeship programmes

March 23 2015 By Candice Lambert

The scarcity of skilled Artisans in South Africa poses a real skills risk to certain economically active industries. Progression, a leading skills development and diversity management consultant, understands the challenge of aligning Skills Development Strategies with an organisation's core business all while meeting B-BBEE and other legislative re...

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Progression takes local transformation and disability solutions to international heights

January 16 2015 By Progression

Progression, one of South Africa's leading human resource development and transformation solutions providers, is pleased to announce that it will be establishing new operations in Melbourne Australia this year.  Having built its reputation for pioneering one of the most ground-breaking total disability equity solutions for private and public sect...

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Park Inn Newlands raises the bar

January 12 2015 By Progression

"A real shing example of responsible tourism and inclusion", announced at the opening of the Park Inn by Radisson Newlands on 4 December 2014, one day after International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The partnership between Park Inn Newlands and DeafSa, displays true commitment toward transformation within South Africa. To read the full artic...

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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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