Human Capital Practitioner

This advert is open for application by external applicants.

Equity Statement: Preference will be given to suitably qualified Applicants who are members of the designated groups in line with the Employment Equity Plan and Targets of the Organisation/Operating Division.

Applicants that are interested in applying for any of the advertised positions must apply by registering on the Careers section of the Transnet Internet.

Please take care in completing all required details on the profile, and then apply for the position.

Alternative Application Methods: (Completed Curriculum Vitae to be submitted)
The closing date is on 06.06.2014.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that HR has received the application before the closing date of the advertisement.

Note: if you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date of this advertisement please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Any questions regarding the application or recruitment process should be sent in writing to KEDI.PULE@TRANSNET.NET.

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Operating Division: Transnet Engineering
Position Title: Human Capital Practitioner (HCP)
Employee Group: Permanent
Department: Human Resources, EIT Program, KNP
Location: Kilner Park
Reporting To: Manager
Grade Level: F
Reference Number: 30001298

Position Purpose: The position will serve the business & Product Development in ensuring that the required Engineers are recruited and retained within the organisation.

This will involve strategically aligning with universities in competition with international organisations in order to obtain such talent.

This will further entail the establishment and maintenance of a mentorship and coaching programme for all engineers and technicians employed by TE.

Position Outputs:
1. Arrange annual events that will attract top final year students and post graduate individuals.
2. Work with the bursary office life to scout for and profile talent specifically earmarked for Research & Development.
3. Provide and/or ensure life coaching and mentoring for all EIT's in all program.
4. rrange psychometric profiling and screening of all possible candidates earmarked for R&D, including senior staff.
5. Manage all logistical arrangements for all the EIT program e.g. Induction program, communications, ordering laptop/PPE in time of their arrival, arranging external training and any other relevant Human Resources processes, procedures and policies alignment.
6. Assist with Performance Tracking and Progress reports for all EIT's
7. Ensure alignment and compliance to all Human Resources policies and statutory requirements i.e. Employment Equity Act as well as the Transnet policy thereof, Recruitment &Selection Policy etc.
8. Coordinate a mentorship programme for engineers and technicians with the buy in of all stakeholders in-line with the organisation's policies and procedures. This impact directly on the proper utilisation of technical expertise and the retention thereof.
9. Laise with Tertiary Institutions and Secondary Schools and arrange and attend career exhibitions.
10. Arrange an annual merit award function to recognise our engineers that excelled both academically as well as practically with emphasis to the Research and Development section of TE's Business and Product Development.

Qualifications and Experience: Relevant HR Degree/National Diploma 8 Years experience in Human Resuorces/Capital environment

1. Knowledge of different cultures and their needs In-order to make informed decisions.
2. Understanding of budgeting principle and financial control
3. To be computer literate in utilising applicable software packages
4. To be able to drive a light motor vehicle
5. Up to date with current policies regarding study aid within Transnet
6. Up to date with the role of transnet in the South African Economy
7. To be able to apply Transnet policies regarding procurements, selection and placing of full - time students.
8. In depth knowledge of the structure and functioning of tertiary institutions in South Africa
9. Up to date with the registration requirements of the Engineering Council of South Africa
10. In depth knowledge of bursary contacts and implications for full-time studies.
11. To be able to communicate in English at a high level and to make presentations, internally and externally.

Competencies Required: Managing people Managing Resources Achieving Results Managing Communication Managing of a business plan Managing of work cycles - action based on timelines Optimisation of inputs and outputs Managing of a budget Performance evaluation of subordinates Project Management Skills Required: Computer literacy Budgeting skills To be able to identify potential To apply financial resources within specific parameters in cost Effective manner Interpersonal skills Time management Analysing Problem solving Decision making Delegation Presentation skills Communication skills Conflict handling Networking

NB: Candidates will be subjected to a selection process. Copies of your educational qualification must be submitted with the application. Failure to do so will compromise the chances of candidates being shortlisted. Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within one month of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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