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HR students powering possibility in the South African workplace
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 21 Jan 2014

Madele Nelson, an Industrial Psychology master’s student emerged as one of the top three performers in Exxaro Resources’ Professionals-in-Training (PIT) programme for recent graduates. The company’s PIT programme serves as a “pipeline” through which young talent is recruited, trained and prepared for successful careers within Exxaro.

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Doctoral student wins prestigious international award
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 16 Oct 2013

A study on how managers in information technology (IT) companies in South Africa perceive and manage virtual workers, awarded Dr Karen Luyt the prestigious Emerald Best International Dissertation Award. Dr Karen Luyt received a PhD in Organisation Behaviour during the April graduation ceremonies of the University of Pretoria and was one of four finalists for the award.

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Presentation on career advancement
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 23 Jul 2013

During May 2013, Dr Nasima Carrim of the Department of Human Resource Management attended the 16th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology (EAWOP) in Münster, Germany.

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PhD’s awarded in Organisational Behaviour
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 03 Jun 2013

Two students of the Department of Human Resource Management received a PhD degree in Organisational Behaviour and one in Industrial and Organisational Psychology during the April 2013 graduation ceremony of the University of Pretoria.

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Research on the establishment of regional labour standards for the SADC
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 27 May 2013

Dr Paul Smit, an academic in the Department of Human Resource Management, attended and delivered a paper at the 11th International Conference in Commemoration of Prof Marco Biagi, held in Modena, Italy. The title of Conference was “The Transnational Dimension of Labour Relations: A New Order in the Making?”

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1st World conference on Personality
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 09 Apr 2013

When one mentions the word ‘personality’, the first thing that comes to mind is thoughts about how kind a person is, we wonder how committed they are, are they easy to get along with, are they rude or kind, hardworking or lazy and so forth. It turns out that there is a lot more to personality than meets the eye.

This is precisely the reason why the Personality Psychology Foundation introduced the 1st World Conference on Personality.

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Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow joins the Department of Human Resource Management
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 18 Feb 2013

Dr Velichko Valchev joined the Department of Human Resource Management in January 2013 after being awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship. During his postdoctoral research at the University of Pretoria, he will be conducting a study examining traits and behaviour prediction in different South African cultural groups.

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Students strive to become leading industrial and organisational psychologists
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 12 Feb 2013

The Department of Human Resource Management started the 2013 MCom programme with an orientation week for selected postgraduate students, which included a team building session.

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Commissioner visits UP as guest speaker
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 09 Nov 2012

Commissioner Elsabe Maree of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) recently visited the Department of Human Resource Management as guest speaker for the Labour Relations third-year students.

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One of South Africa’s 30 wonder women
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 26 Sep 2012

Prof Shirley Zinn, an extraordinary professor in the Department of Human Resource Management, has been designated as one of South Africa’s 30 wonder women by the Wits Business School Journal.

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Graduation celebrations in the Department of Human Resource Management
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 26 Sep 2012

Thirteen MCom (Industrial Psychology) students from the Department of Human Resource Management graduated at the Spring Graduation Ceremony of the University of Pretoria in September 2012.

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Staff member elected as President
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 20 Sep 2012

Prof Karel Stanz, Head of the Department of Human Resource Management, is the new President of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology in South Africa (SIOPSA) for the term 2012/2013.

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Prominent leader acts as mentor
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 20 Sep 2012

Prof Manfred Weiss has agreed to act as mentor and leader for Dr Paul Smit from the Department of Human Resource Management.

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World-renowned specialist on labour relations and labour law visits South Africa
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 07 Sep 2012

Prof Manfred Weiss, a world-renowned labour relations and labour law specialist from Germany, recently visited South Africa on invitation from the University of Pretoria, the University of Johannesburg and the Tshwane University of Technology.

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Staff member engages in big time conferencing
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 29 Aug 2012

The months of June and July were conference paper delivery time galore for the Department of Human Resource Management. Prof Yvonne du Plessis attended three international conferences where she presented and co-presented nine research papers in total and chaired two sessions.

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Expert shares knowledge
Christa Smit
Posted on 28 Aug 2012

On 20 August 2012, the Department of Human Resource Management hosted a guest lecture presented by Prof Fons Trompenaars. Prof Trompenaars studied Economics at the Free University in Amsterdam and obtained his PhD from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Human Resource Management joins Congress of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Christa Smit
Posted on 01 Aug 2012

The International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) hosted its 21st Biennial International Congress of Cross-Cultural Psychology in Stellenbosch from 17 to 21 July 2012. The congress was organised by five South African universities, namely the University of Pretoria, Stellenbosch University, North-West University, the University of the Western Cape and the University of Limpopo.

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UP active at conference for industrial and organisational psychology
Prof Karel Stanz
Posted on 25 Jul 2012

The 27th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology (SIOP) took place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego in San Diego, California. The conference was attended by more than 4 100 industrial and organisational (I-O) psychologists from 44 different countries, as far away as Australia, India and South Africa.

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Staff exchange scholarship awarded
Prof Deon Meiring
Posted on 15 May 2012

Prof Deon Meiring of the Department of Human Resource Management has been selected by the Europe & South Africa Partnership for Human Development (EUROSA) Consortium Selection Committee for a staff exchange scholarship in the framework of the EUROSA programme.

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A visit by Miss Varsity Cup 2012
Sonja van der Waldt
Posted on 10 May 2012

Cayla Esterhuysen, Miss Varsity Cup 2012, paid an informal visit to the Department of Human Resource Management on Wednesday, 25 April 2012. Cayla was selected as Miss Tuks Varsity Cup 2012 after various selection rounds, of which she found the touch rugby session the most exciting, realising how fit the guys must be to play touch rugby.

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The best of the best for the graduates
Prof Karel Stanz
Posted on 26 Apr 2012

The Department of Human Resource Management congratulates the 64 BCom(Human Resource Management), 25 BCom(Honours)(Human Resource Management) and 15 MCom(Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management) graduates.

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Prestigious Tomorrow's Leaders Convention attracts dynamic leaders
Prof Karel Stanz
Posted on 30 Mar 2012

The prestigious “Tomorrow's Leaders Convention”, hosted annually by the Leadership magazine and DHL, attracts dynamic leaders who have already achieved extraordinary success in their careers and who are earmarked to head their companies and organisations.

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Conference on Fairness on Talent Decisions
Prof Karel Stanz
Posted on 30 Mar 2012

Staff members and postgraduate students of the Department of Human Resource Management, as well as staff members of the Human Resources Department at the University of Pretoria, attended the Conference on Fairness on Talent Decisions that took place on 19 March 2012 in Centurion.

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Tuks Human Capital Alumni Association established
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 28 Mar 2012

In the field of human resources, there is a need for human resource professionals to protect, develop and contribute towards establishing the science of human capital as a profession.

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UP part of the 5 Hot Cities of the World Tour
Prof Karel Stanz
Posted on 29 Feb 2012

The 5 Hot Cities of the World Tour is a novel and ground-breaking course offered by McGill University in Canada’s Desautels Faculty of Management, which brings students out of the classroom and their comfort zones, right into the hotbeds of economics, commerce, culture, finance, and national competitiveness.

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Awarded for exceptional service
Christa Smit
Posted on 12 Oct 2011

Dr Jenny Hoobler, a Fulbright scholar at the Department of Human Resource Management, was awarded for her exceptional service to the Academy of Management. She was elected to the executive committee of the Human Resource (HR) Division of the Academy of Management in 2008.

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Goodbye to Nicolene
Christa Smit
Posted on 10 Oct 2011

After two and a half years as lecturer in the Department of Human Resource Management, Nicolene Barkhuizen resigned and took up a new position as Professor at the North-West University's Mafikeng Campus as from 1 September 2011.

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A workshop that pushes boundaries
Christa Smit
Posted on 30 Sep 2011

Prof Stella Nkomo of the Department of Human Resource Management recently returned from London, where she attended a workshop themed Contemporary Challenges, Debates and Omissions in Equality and Diversity Thinking at the Queen Mary University of London's Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity.

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Awards for Excellence
Christa Smit
Posted on 30 Sep 2011

Every year the Emerald Literati Network invites each journal's editorial team to nominate what they believe has been an outstanding paper and up to three highly recommended papers from the previous 12 months.

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SIOPSA hosts conference
Christa Smit
Posted on 14 Sep 2011

The Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology in South Africa (SIOPSA) Conference was held at the CSIR Conference Centre in Pretoria from 26 to 28 July 2011.

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Dr Jenny Hoobler: Fulbright scholar at Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 18 Jul 2011

The Department of Human Resource Management welcomes Dr Jenny M Hoobler, who joined the Department on Friday, 8 July 2011 as Fulbright scholar.

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International conferences: HRM staff and doctoral students active at overseas conferences
Posted on 13 Jul 2011

During May and June 2011, two international conferences were attended and various presentations were made by PhD students and staff.

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SAPI Human Resource Management Research Café
Posted on 19 Apr 2011

Professor Ype Pootinga, an Emeritus Professor of cross-cultural psychology at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, presented a lecture at Human Resource Management Research Café on 12 April 2011.

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Human Resource Management Assessment Centre Facility
Posted on 19 Apr 2011

The Department of Human Resource Management has started building an Assessment Centre Facility in Lecture Room 2.84 in the Economic and Management Sciences building.

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Our own Vanes-Mari du Toit a new addition to the Pretoria Netball Team
Posted on 18 Apr 2011

Vanes-Mari du Toit is a second year BCom Human Resource Management student at Tuks.

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International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology's (IACCP's) 2012 conference scientific committee meeting
Posted on 11 Apr 2011

The Department of Human Resource Management of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences hosted the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) 2012 conference's scientific committee meeting on 30 March 2011.

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SAPI Project Meeting
Posted on 11 Apr 2011

The Department of Human Resource Management of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences hosted the SAPI Project workshop on 28 and 29 March 2011.

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Prof Stella Nkomo participates in panel discussion on the 2011 BWA South African Women in Leadership Census
Posted on 11 Apr 2011

'Leading women's organisation, the Businesswomen's Association (BWA), released the results of its 2011 BWA South African Women in Leadership Census, sponsored by Nedbank and the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI).

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The Department of Human Resource Management congratulates all their graduate and postgraduate students
Posted on 11 Apr 2011

The Department of Human Resource Management would like to congratulate all our graduate and postgraduate students who received their degrees at the University of Pretoria Graduation Ceremony on 5 April 2011.

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Research Programme
Posted on 07 Apr 2011

The Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Pretoria has received a South Africa-Netherlands Research Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD) research grant of R668 000 under the leadership of Dr Nicolene Barkhuizen, to collaborate with the Vrije University (VU) of Amsterdam in the Netherlands on a research project called Attraction, Development and Retention of Academic Talent for Sustainability in South African Higher Education Institutions.

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Farewell to Prof Carolina Koornhof
Posted on 07 Apr 2011

The Department of Human Resource Management said farewell to Prof Carolina Koornhof, Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, on 23 February 2011.

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Farewell to Huma van Rensburg
Posted on 04 Apr 2011

On 23 February 2011, the Department of Human Resource Management bid farewell to Huma van Rensburg, CEO of the South African Board of People Practice (SABPP). Huma passed her MPhil degree with honours and is also an alumnus of the department.

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Research Café workshop
Posted on 04 Apr 2011

Prof Ian Rothmann presented a workshop at the Departmental Research Café entitled 'Identifying and developing a research focus area: Lessons learned'. The workshop focused on the establishment of research focus areas in the South African higher education context.

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Another first
Posted on 23 Mar 2011

The executives of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA) held their meeting at the Department of Human Resource Management of University of Pretoria for the first time in 2011.

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Public lecture on the psychological problems of working women
Posted on 22 Mar 2011

A PhD (Organisational Behaviour) student of the Department of Human Resource Management, Ms Buki Sonubi, gave a public lecture in the partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree.



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A truly outstanding achievement
Posted on 22 Mar 2011

Prof Stella Nkomo of the Department of Human Resource Management has been awarded the NRF B1 rating. This is a tremendous achievement of which the Faculty is extremely proud.

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Learning through the Learning Theatre
Posted on 22 Mar 2011

The Department of Human Resource Management of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences hosted a diversity workshop during the orientation period for all 2011 first year students of the University of Pretoria.

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Department of Human Resource Management: PhD class of 2011
Posted on 09 Mar 2011

The Department of Human Resource Management welcomed the PhD class of 2011 at the beginning of February 2011.

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Coping with stress
Posted on 27 Oct 2010

Dr Deon Meiring of the Department of Human Resource Management and Prof Maretha Visser of the Department Psychology at the University of Pretoria, delivered a paper on Coping with stress in the South African Police Service at the Second International Conference on Coping with Stress, that was held from 5-7 October 2010 in Sweden.

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Extraordinary Professor appointed
Christa Smit
Posted on 15 Oct 2010

Prof Dave Bartram, Director Research for the SHL Group Ltd., has been appointed as Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Human Resource Management of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences of the University of Pretoria.

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Prof Karel Stanz on sabbatical leave at McGill University
Posted on 11 Oct 2010

Prof Karel Stanz, Head of the Department of Human Resource Management, is currently on sabbatical leave as a visiting professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University until 29 October 2010.

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House HR reaches out
Sonja van der Waldt
Posted on 23 Sep 2010

The student house HR Tuks of the Department Human Resource Management, gave a brand new room to a patient of the YANA House for people suffering from schizophrenia.

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New 2010/2011 SIOPSA Executive Committee
Dept Human Resource Management
Posted on 26 Aug 2010

The new SIOPSA (Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa) for 2010/2011 has been announced. Prof Karel Stanz (Head of the Department Human Resource Management) and Me Kim Dowdeswell (PhD student) were elected on the 2010/2011 SIOPSA Executive Board.

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Prof Stella Nkomo in Vienna, Austria
Dept Human Resource Management
Posted on 26 Aug 2010

Prof Stella Nkomo (Department of Human Resource Management) delivered a keynote address at the Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Conference, Vienna, Austria. The Vienna University of Economics and Business hosted the conference from 14-16 July 2010. The focus of this year's Conference was on "Leadership for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at work".

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Prof Stella Nkomo from the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences is the joint recipient of the 'Distinguished Woman Scholar in Social Sciences Award'
Posted on 18 Aug 2010

The Department of Science and Technology recognises the achievement of women scientists and researchers in South Africa or Africa by rewarding outstanding work done by women in research.

This is the first time that an academic at UP has won this award in the Social Sciences category.

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Prof du Plessis and Dr Barkhuizen attends GBATA conference
Prof Yvonne du Plessis
Posted on 28 Jul 2010

Staff members, Prof du Plessis and Dr Barkhuizen (Department of Human Resource Management) attended the 2011 Global Business and Technology Association (GBATA) International Conference near the Kruger National Park on 7 July 2010.

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Prof Wayne Cascio receives award
Prof Karel Stanz
Posted on 19 Jul 2010

The Department of Human Resource Management is proud to be associated with Prof Wayne Cascio who acted as Chair of an evaluation panel to evaluate the Department of Human Resource Management during November 2009.
Now the University of Colorado, Denver Business School Professor Wayne Cascio, won a $50,000 award for pioneering research that showed corporate downsizing had little effect on profits and should be used sparingly and only as a last resort.


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PhD public lecture: Me Carly Steyn
Prof Yvonne du Plessis
Posted on 19 Jul 2010

PhD Organisational Behaviour candidate, Me Carly Steyn, presented her PhD findings at a public lecture to a panel of experts.

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Quali Quest: An innovative way of teaching qualitative research
Evanthe
Posted on 07 May 2010

A unique interactive e-learning site for qualitative research has been developed and will be facilitated by two seasoned researchers, Prof Schurink and Evanthe Schurink who have been involved in qualitative research for more than 30 years. The main aim of the site is to help students to conduct qualitative research of a high standard, by providing them with the knowledge and skills needed, as well as a supportive and stimulating environment where emerging approaches, current debates and new developments in qualitative research will be addressed. Participating students will be invited by the blog facilitators to develop their own blogs (e-portfolios) where they can keep other students informed about their research.


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Me Nasima Carrim receives NRF scholarship
Prof Karel Stanz
Posted on 23 Feb 2010

The Human Resource Management Department wishes to congratulate Nasima MH Carrim on being awarded the NRF prestigious Scholarship for 2010 for her PhD degree.

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HR alumnus circumnavigates Mauritius on a unicycle
Prof Karel Stanz
Posted on 23 Feb 2010

In January 2010 Christo Coetzer became the first person to circumnavigate Mauritius on a unicycle.



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Welcome to the 'Towards PhD in Organisational Behaviour Class of 2010!
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 02 Feb 2010

The Department of Human Reource Management kicked off with the orientation of colloquia sessions for our new PhD OB students of 2010

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Welcome back to all the HR undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Prof Karel Stanz
Posted on 02 Feb 2010

With the BCom Hons Human Resource Management students also back on campus, we can now welcome all our HR students for 2010.

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World-renowned HR expert Prof Wayne Casio leading evaluation panel at the Department of Human Resource Management
Prof Karel Stanz
Posted on 11 Nov 2009

Wayne Cascio will lead an Evaluation Panel to evaluate the Department of Human Resource Management.

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Leadership Certificate Ceremony 29 October 2009: Refuelling student’s leadership journey!
Posted on 11 Nov 2009

The Department of Human Resource Management offers a one-day interactive leadership development workshop that is developed and facilitated by Industrial Psychology Masters Students.

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Occupational Health and Safety for Industrial Psychology students
Posted on 27 Oct 2009

Students from the Department of Human Resource Management attended a lecture on Occupational Health and Safety.

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Diversity Management in the workplace
Posted on 18 Aug 2009

The Department of Human Resource Management, University of Pretoria and The Learning Theatre prepared a theatre workshop – Birds of a Feather – one of The Learning Theatre’s brand new generic Diversity Management products.

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Dept Human Resource Management: MCom lecture on 17 July 2009
Posted on 21 Jul 2009

"Discover your music" lecture for MCom Human Resource Management and Industrial and Organisational students

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Welcome to our three new Doctors
Posted on 05 May 2009

The Department of Human Resource Management congratulates our three new Doctors with their exceptional achievement.

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The Department Human Resource Management honours its 2008 Top Achievers
Posted on 27 Mar 2009

The Department Human Resource Management honoured its 2008 top achievers at an awards presentation ceremony on 20 March 2009 in the Serengeti function hall.

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Prof Geoff Soutar visits the Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 20 Mar 2009

Prof Geoff Soutar honoured the Department of Human Resource Management with a lecture on "The Best and Worst scaling to measure all sorts of things".

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Huma van Rensburg nominated for SA's Most Influential Women in Business and Government.
Posted on 18 Mar 2009

Department of Human Resource Management congratulates Huma van Rensburg, one of our MPhil (Human Resource Management) students, with her nomination for SA's Most Influential Women in Business and Government. Huma is the CEO of the South African Board for Personnel Practice (SABPP)

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Prof Yvonne du Plessis lectures at Innsbruck, Austria
Prof Yvonne du Plessis
Posted on 09 Feb 2009

Prof Yvonne du
Plessis was again invited as guest professor to the University of Innsbruck for the
wintersemester 2008/2009 to lecture an International Human Resource Management
course.

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Welcome back to all our students
Prof Karel Stanz
Posted on 16 Jan 2009

We at the Department of Human Resource Management would like to welcome all first year and returning students.

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Great Things begin with great people
Posted on 03 Dec 2008

Prof. Shirley Zinn gained top honours at the Top Women in Business and Government Awards, which was hosted on 15 August 2008. Prof. Zinn received the reward for the Top Woman in Business for 2008.

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Cape Town City-Region Talent Summit
Posted on 08 Sep 2008

Prof. Karel Stanz recently attended the Cape Town City-Region Talent Summit that was hosted at the Old Mutual Business School in Pinelands on 4 September 2008.

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Professor in international labour law visits department
Paul Smit
Posted on 03 Sep 2008

Prof. Klara Boonstra of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, recently visited the Department of Human Resources Management.

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Guest Presentations by Farhana Mather and Allan Schweyer
R.vd Bergh
Posted on 03 Sep 2008

Farhana Mather and Allan Schweyer presented talks on improving university fundraising and Human Capital and Talent Management on 2 September 2008.

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Ubuntu and Cultural Intelligence as Key competencies for the future leaders of Africa
Riana van den Bergh
Posted on 09 Jun 2008

This article was published on the OAVM Organisation and consultancy website as a part of a marketing campaign for an African Leadership Convention in Maastricht, the Netherlands and can be seen in its original context on http://www.oavm-africa.com/Colums/Columns-and-interviews/Ubuntu-and-Cultural-Intelligence-as-key-competencies-for-the-future-leaders-of-Africa.html

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Department recognises achievements
Riana vd Bergh
Posted on 14 Mar 2008

The Department of Human Resources Management gave recognition to the achievements of its students during the yearly prize-giving ceremony on 14 March 2008 in the Serengeti Terrace.

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HR TUKS Workshop
Posted on 13 Mar 2008

All students are invited to attend a management workshop to be hosted by HR Tuks. The purpose of the workshop is to provide participants with management tools that will be useful in their personal and professional development.


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Gelukwense aan ons gegradueerde kollega
Posted on 03 Sep 2008

So in die stilligheid het een van ons kollega's haar graad voltooi...

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