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The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) in partnership with #CoCreateSA, an initiative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, have launched their second TenaCiTi programme.
The programme aims to improve small businesses by providing junior recruits with sufficient training to up their skills, such as such as time management and planning. This upskilling looks to allow the trainees to become more productive staff to aid in sustaining the business.
TenaCiTi also aims to build an enabling relationship between the entrepreneur and their junior recruit by improving the existing HR department.
HR consulting firm, LaytonMelville will be responsible for hosting intervention sessions between the entrepreneur and recruit.
“Layton Melville’s aim is to bring awareness to businesses that Human Resources is not an auxiliary, admin-laden area of a company but is of key, strategic importance,” said executive managing director and founder, Jonathan Layton-Nel and executive consultant, Christopher Melville-Rossouw in a press release to Ventureburn.
“People matter incredibly within any business and certainly, arguably more so, within a small business.”
TenaCiTi aims to enhance small businesses by enhancing their junior recruits
“Our aim was to instil an understanding of the value of building up junior recruits within a company through setting well-defined goals and objectives, through a documented Goal Development Plan, and thinking creatively about how to best incentivise and facilitate development.”
A key strategic facilitator, Mignon Keyser who worked alongside the junior recruits commented on what she observed. “The participants are experiencing a significant increase in confidence and their abilities to manage themselves in their workplaces.”
“This has enabled them to plan more strategically regarding the skills they need to master and the work that needs to be done for them to be successful,” she concluded.