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Working tools are available and support when you on the field and in the office available. Growth and advancement opportunities are unlimited and bursaries available.


Pension, Housing, Medical Aid, Motor Scheme, Mobile Phone and Data and Tablets for working


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Enjoyable workplace

My supervisor and Deputy Director are super amazing people to be working with. They are very supportive and understanding. They understand the kind of pressure that we experience when executing our duties
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Productive work balance worksjops

Work environment provides growth and development through issuing bursaries to enhance learning and empowers employees through workshops to multitasks.


Sticking to turn around times


Consider good system to be in place
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This was my home away from homer. I just loved all my co workers and respected each and everyone of them.

I loved working at the Department of Labour. This was my home away from home. Although we were all different race and colour, we got on very well. I made new friends and we respected each others believes, and cultures.Although I am not working there anymore, I still have friends that I see from time to time.


Housing Allowance, Provident Fund


None to mention
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Fun workplace

The department is keen on staff development and refers its officials to training to sharpen their skills. It takes care of its Customers by ensuring absolute client satisfaction.


Knock off at 10:00 on day before good Friday, 24 & 31 Dec.


Long hours
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Stressful non-supportive work environment

Poor work ETHIC, junior officials are left to do as they please. Lack of respect for one another by fellow managers and EXECUTIVES. No support for implementing transformational initiatives. Competition and a ting to be seen to be doing good at the expense of other managers is the order of the day. Seniors see you as a threat to their position.


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Emotionally draining environment
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Listen to stuff challenges ,be friendly and welcoming to client be approachable be willing to help the client with your all ability and be adequately .


Working with helpful colleagues


Dealing with difficult client
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Ohs inspection

Team leader, enforcement, loving my work and dedication is all that is required, I have five inspectors for basic condition of employment, and one for equity




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It's a very warm working environment

There is job security but you not likely to grow your career. Management have a very good communication stills with the stuff and I would recommend a friend to work there
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Good management and staff

It's a good environment to work on and it's quite challenging to meet and solve other people's problems...Always on time.worked under a friendly environment
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Very Challenging

Very Challenging in terms of the culture, management and the day to day work-life. A good experience regarding the Data migration especially from 72 sources.
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I have worked for this department for a period of one year, but to me it feels like I have been there for a long time. I have learned a lot but fortunately my contract was completed
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Working with the department is a dream come true

I was doing skills training in Garment making and Beading work and Textile Paintings . Helping the unemployed get a skill is a dream come true. Am still looking forward in to working with them as a Service Provider
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The culture meting the deadline al the times.

learn new things in life. and learn from mistakes and improve, hard works pays at the end of the day. to be a team player. hard worker, new suggestion all welcome.
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It is a good experience

U muts always wear smart and be on time even if u feel and u see that the work atmosphere is relaxed u must not be relaxed rather be ahead with your work
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Gaining more experience

A day at work is more fruit full with new experience from management and idea sharing. Friendly and welcoming environment with lots of activities from employee wellness.
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stressful but the work is my love

currently we have a new system and its a challenge to process claims.Our challenge is pensions that are not paid and people depend on them for their livelihood,
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It was really exciting working for the department of labor. I get to experienced working hand in hand and directly with the Directors and the DD's.

The department has exciting opportunities like working directly with the office of the CFO and also working out of office for litigation purposes or court consultations with Advocates. It gives vast exposure towards keeping the employees more equipped and excel while performing their daily duties.
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Common goals Ability to learn Customer care Communication Team-work Observation Not to say no when you are given task Less gossip Time management Don't feel sorry to ask
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Clients Services

The work was very challenging where you have to deal with diverse clients seeking employment benefits. Financial management skill is the key to overall operations, you have to be cautious when its comes to capturing of data and authorizing payments. Statistics is the key to your performance assessments, you win by ensuring that you provide correct numbers all the time.
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I was the first African Female Regional Manager in the Region of Worcester.

Department of Labour is an affirmative action employer.its endeavours are on human capital development and labour legislation enforcement.As the employer,prides on awareness building and bringing its services closer to the people by literary spreading visibility and services to where needs are the most.The organisation believes in identifiable branding, with well branded cars.
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3,9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3,6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
4,0 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3,7 out of 5 stars for Management
3,7 out of 5 stars for Culture
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