Progression launches special for National Disability Rights Awareness Month

To kick off National Disability Rights Awareness Month, Progression will be offering a free Disability Awareness Day (valued at R30 000) to clients who sign off on learnership programmes for the January/ February 2017 period. We have the following learnership groups starting in 2017 HR Management NQF 4 This learmership has been introduced to address the need for qualified HR Practioners and is SABPP-accredited. The programme aims to prepare learners in supporting the Human Resources function within a business and to fulfil a strong support role towards their company’s Human Resource Manager For more information about this qualification click here National Diploma: Occupational Health & Safety NQF 5 There is a critical need in the industry for a practical qualification in occupational safety, to allow qualified learners to manage and apply safety principles within all business ...
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Progression's Panel Event advocates Disability Awareness

November 2016 On 20 September 2016 Progression’s Assessment Centre, Access@Progression, hosted its first ever disability panel event at the Southern Sun Hyde Park. The 4-hour session, presented in a Q&A format, allowed a panel of experts to answer employers’ questions and unpacked best practice approaches to integrating people with disabilities into the workplace. The event was well attended by HR Professionals, Employment Equity Managers, Occupational Therapists and other specialists in the disability field. Panel speakers included Keshika Naidoo (Occupational Therapist), Justene Smith (Disability Specialist), Donne Lance (Clinical Psychologist), Laurentia Truter (Disability Law Expert) and Tarryn Mason (Event Host and General Manager at Progression). Each speaker brought their own unique knowledge, insight and perspectives to the discussion and were able to talk delegates through t...
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Progression's Assessment Centre Announces Panel Event

August 2016 Progression’s recently launched Assessment Centre is happy to announce that it will be introducing a new Disability event to its clients in September. The event will take the form of a panel discussion incorporating facilitated Question & Answer sessions with a variety of industry experts who will unpack why employing people with disabilities makes business sense, as well as addressing some of the challenges and successes that employers experience when integrating people with disabilities into the workplace. “We are excited to have the opportunity to bring to our clients a panel of speakers who will be able to present their insights and experience,” comments Zarina Bulbulia, who heads up Progression’s Assessment Centre. “We hope that the format of the session will empower employers with information that is relevant to them when it comes to successfully i...
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Inclusion of People with Disabilities Starts with a Conversation

June 2016  “Not everyone with a disability experiences their condition in the same way. It therefore follows that reasonable accommodation cannot be the same for every individual with a disability.” So how does an employer reasonably accommodate a person with a disability in their workplace? This was just one of the key questions and messages surrounding this year’s 5th Annual Disability Conference, hosted by the Progression team (for the first time in Cape Town) on 9th June 2016, which explored the tools, technologies and systems for reasonably accommodating people with disabilities in the workplace. The conference was well attended by HR and EE Managers, Transformation Specialists, Health & Wellness Practitioners and CEO’s from around South Africa. Tarryn Mason, General Manager at Progression and host for the 2016 event, guided speakers through a variety of topics...
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Progression's Assessment Centre Offers Leading Disability Solutions

May 2016 Progression, leading disability specialists and Human Resource Development consulting firm, recently announced the formation of its new Assessment Centre - a project which aims to empower inclusion and accessibility for all people with disabilities. The Assessment Centre, a collaboration between Progression and a body of experienced professionals, disability specialists and registered Occupational Therapists, aims to offer organisations and individuals the opportunity to fully participate in an inclusive and accessible workplace. The initiative aims to offer some of Progression’s existing disability-related products and services to a wider audience. “Where previously Progression has focused on offering disability solutions to corporate South Africa in line with requirements of Employment Equity Legislation and the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice, various services will now be avai...
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Progression's Disability Conference Unpacks Reasonable Accommodation

April 2016 Continuing the success of 2015’s Disability Conference, Progression is bringing its 5th Annual Disability Conference for the first time to Cape Town, at the Protea Fire & Ice! Hotel on Thursday 9 June 2016. The programme, which will run over one day, aims to unpack what reasonable accommodation is, its background in relation to legislation and disability in the workplace, what technology is available to provide solutions to reasonable accommodation and will explore the accessibility of our physical environments. What is Reasonable Accommodation? In South Africa, reasonable accommodation is ensured through the Employment Equity Act No. 55 of 1998. The concept of reasonable accommodation, as defined in the Employment Equity Act, is designed to provide a fair, non-judgemental, accessible mechanism to explore the possibilities which exist within a business, with the view on minimi...
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Solving the Employee Resource Challenge for SMEs

March 2016 People are the driving force of any business however, amongst the challenges facing SMEs is the lack of vital Human Resources. The ever changing business landscape and limited resources can make hiring employees a great challenge. “Finding the right employees for any business can be demanding. Couple this with the issue of limited resources and small margin for error and the Human Resources function of an SME becomes an enormous challenge,” comments Candice Lambert, Strategic Business Developer at Progression. In addressing the above challenge, Progression, a leading Human Capital Solutions provider, would like to invite SMEs to participate in hosting and mentoring learners in line with their clients’ Skills Development programmes. The hosting programme follows a simple process which places a learner in a workplace whilst they are working towards the completion of a for...
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Progression's 2015 Highlights: Disability Awareness & Inclusion at the Forefront

January 2016 Progression, specialists in the disability field, has taken great strides in creating awareness and education around disability and skills development in the workplace. The company, which has assisted corporate South Africa to manage disability for 12 years and has provided learning and employment opportunities to thousands of people with disabilities, looks back on the successes of 2015 and new goals for 2016. The beginning of 2015 marked a challenging time for Progression who was tasked with addressing the amended Codes of Good Practice in South Africa. However the year, when approached with hard work, enormous team effort and a strong code of promoting learning and growth, resulted in the success of a number of projects that positively influenced the way forward for disability in South Africa. Progression features at 2015 Disability Conference Australia The relocation of Progressi...
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Progression features in TFM Volume 1

January 2016 Progression has been aligned with TFM Magazine since its launch in October 2013. The magazine is the first specialist business-to-business publication focusing on the 2013 Revised Codes of Good Practice (as per legislation), with the core aim of promoting the holistic benefits of a Transforming South Africa. In our commitment to ensuring Best Practice around the integration of people with disabilities in the workplace, Progression has endeavoured to ensure insightful and value-adding contributions within each issue of TFM Magazine. Progression are therefore proud to announce that ‘TFM Volume 1’, a collection of insights from the previous 6 issues, will be published and distributed in early 2016. “Volume 1 will address the information shortfall currently being experienced by Transformation Executives and their relevant committees, Exco Boards as well as Human Resource,...
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Progression's New Disability Product Brings Awareness to the Workplace

October 2015 It is important to focus on the ability and not on the disability of an individual. Often, the societal perception of persons with disabilities is impacted by attitudes based on stigma and discrimination that are often the greatest barrier to the full and equal participation in society for persons with disabilities." – UN Enable  From 3 November to 3 December, South Africa commemorates National Disability Rights Month. In celebration of this, Progression is launching an exciting new product campaign which brings disability experts to your organisation’s workplace for the purpose of driving awareness and inclusion around disability in the workplace. With many companies striving towards diversifying their workforce, people with disabilities are becoming increasingly integrated into organisations. Yet despite these efforts, workplaces remain largely inaccessible to people...
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