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Alan Hammond

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Alan Hammond is publishing editor of the Skills Portal, South Africa's most popular web portal for human resource management, training and skills development. When he's not trying to understand the inner workings of the national skills development strategy or following the minister of labour around the country, you'll find him hanging out at www.skillsportal.co.za - or the mobile version at www.skillsportal.mobi.

Join the Jansen-bashing queue

The gloss of Professor Jonathan Jansen’s inauguration as vice-chancellor of the University of the Free State has been taken off by the resounding criticism of…

Labour brokers face the axe

Government has threatened to ban labour brokers after the next election. The claim is made that the system lowers the wages of workers and encourages…

Diary of an HR manager, aged 35 ½

If you think you’ve had a difficult few days take a minute to think about one poor old HR manager in Pretoria. First the CEO…

I’m proud of our unions today

A few weeks ago, in my editorial on the Skills Portal newsletter, I complained about union calls for an additional public holiday. Leaders of union…