South Africa rising to the HR challenge

HR
director of mining giant Anglo Platinum Eric Ngubane has described the massive
challenges facing businesses in South Africa.

“The
country has come from an isolated background and it has been a culture shock,”
he told Personnel Today. “We have had to look again at the way we did things
and we have had to restructure and be more

competitive.”

He
said there is a huge training issue for staff who lack technical and IT skills.

Ngubane
studied at Warwick University and London Business School. He said there is an
acute shortage of experienced black HR directors and he has headhunters phoning
him every week.

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Catriona
Marchant reports from HR Summit 2001 – Human Resources Solutions for Europe,
held in Montreux, Switzerland, 18-20 February, organised by marcusevans events

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