Job creation pointless without skills development
Job creation remains a key priority, but skills development is equally critical to ensure employment sustainability, says Johann Kunz, Managing Director of WNS South Africa.
Can't hire skills? Grow your own instead
Tech companies are buying other tech companies, not for their customer bases or technologies, but for their top developers, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.
Business must help solve skills crisis
Graduates should be offered apprenticeships that expose them to high-level, complex work, ensuring companies get a return on their training investments, says Ziaan Hattingh, MD of IndigoCube.
More than just certification
Skills development in SA is becoming a lot more than going on courses to get the right certificates.
BI skills shortage raises concerns
There is a widening gap between the demand for skilled BI professionals and the limited supply, says Paul Morgan, MD of Asyst Intelligence.
The trainer's dilemma
Can SA break out of the headhunting and job-hopping spiral?
The art of developing skills
The industry must work to collectively ensure employees and graduates are guided along career paths that suit them.
Internships key to skills development
There is a strong supply of graduates wishing to join the ICT industry, says Dr Johann Burden, group executive of HR at Business Connexion.
Industry must guide graduates
The difficulty in developing IT skills is the length of time this requires, says Ashley Ellington, MD of Softline Enterprise.
Business must train citizens
There are few greater contributions that business can make to the development of SA, says Hamilton Ratshefola, MD of Cornastone.
IT skills shortage choking SA business
The local IT industry continues to play the blame game while the skills shortage gathers momentum.