Malone Semono engaging with employees regarding HRD knowledge and management

By Matlaba Machete

  • The Gauteng Department of Social Development is enhancing employee skills and organisational performance through a Human Resource Development (HRD) roadshow, running from 11 to 25 June 2024.
  • The roadshow aims to inform employees about training opportunities, equipping them with essential knowledge for career advancement and competitiveness.
  • Participants have praised the sessions for improving their understanding of HRD offerings, internal bursary priorities, and overall organisational effectiveness.

The Gauteng Department of Social Development is conducting a roadshow focused on Human Resource Development (HRD) to enhance employee skills and organisational performance. The HRD initiative aims to improve the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of employees to achieve both personal and organisational goals.

The HRD roadshow commenced on 11 June 2024 and will run until 25 June 2024. It started in the Tshwane region and is rotating through the West Rand, Sedibeng, Ekurhuleni, and Johannesburg metro regions. The purpose of this roadshow is to raise awareness about the training opportunities available each year and to highlight what HRD offers to employees.

HRD facilitator Malose Semono emphasised the importance of these training sessions, noting that they are essential for closing skills gaps, equipping employees with necessary knowledge, and preparing them for job market competitiveness, internal job opportunities, and promotions.

HR clerk Precious Zwane mentioned that the session significantly enhanced her expertise by providing insider knowledge from HR, which helped in addressing relevant questions effectively. Maria Maduze found the session particularly helpful in understanding internal bursary priorities, as she had limited information on this topic before. “As supervisors, we sometimes assume we know all the information, but this session highlighted critical details about the bursary programme,” she remarked.

Delton Netshikhudini felt empowered by the session, stating that he is now better equipped to inform his supervisors and provide them with comprehensive answers regarding HRD opportunities. The roadshow continues to make a positive impact, fostering a more knowledgeable and skilled workforce within the Department of Social Development.

Picture taken by: Matlaba Machete

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