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    What’s keeping you awake at night? Challenges facing trainers in South Africa

    Meyer, H. and Sloman, Martyn (2014) What’s keeping you awake at night? Challenges facing trainers in South Africa. Human Resource Development International 17 (1), pp. 98-109. ISSN 1367-8868.

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    Abstract

    Corporate Trainers experience many organizational challenges that require new skills. This qualitative study sought to determine the challenges faced by South African Education Training and Development university students employed as trainers in corporate roles. Findings suggest that trainers require contextual and generic soft skills to meet the requirements of their jobs and that the term trainer embraces a variety of roles of different focus and different status. While there appear to be a common set of problems facing trainers irrespective of location, the interventionist skills and employment policies of the South African government have an important influence on activity in the organization.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): training, South Africa, distance education, skills development, South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), National Qualifications Framework (NQF)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2014 12:57
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 12:00
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10930

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