University of Kwazulu-Natal
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1. Engage a wide vatiety of people and a range of HR matters from individual to organisational and from operationalto strategic.

2. Ensure that every solution or initiative is well researched, evidence based and widely consulted with all stakeholders to ensure successful implmentation.


3. Conservative and tradional management syle.


4. Bureaucratic and lengthy processes, slow to adopt change.


5. Obtaining buy-in from academics for your ideas and solutions.


6. Experiencing the feedback of employees at all levels for the successful impact of interventions, ideas and solutions to problems.
Pros
Free tuition for yourself and dependants up to and including PhD
Cons
Impact of student protest action on employees
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Working as a teaching assistant was often very stressful, you are required to work without supervision. The job involved working at several after hour functions that were not included in the paid working hours. The job also required doing a lot of work after hours at home.
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After hour functions that are not included in paid working hours.
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UKZN is an extremely good institution to work at.You get a chance to learn,to learn more from your colleagues and the job that you are assigned to do.
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I am currently serving as an SRC member for two consecutive terms. It is voluntary and absolutely a beautiful journey for oneself's experience and working with different departments.

In most cases, you learn to manage both your school work and your SRC duties which sometimes require one to be a crisis manager and execute yout duties in limited time. All this work is done with no monthly stipend but is the greatest teacher of all time.
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Punctuality is excellent
Communication service is good

Good team work

Career orientated and focused

Enjoyable working environment

Professional and friendly workers
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The University of KwaZulu-Natal provides enough information for the students, in a secured, hygienic and organised environment. This University provides education of higher quality
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Always be willing to learn and work your socks off. It's not an easy environment but the other staff is friendly they make sure that you feel comfortable on your work place
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Working at this company has taught me alot including good communication,Respecting my job and my colleagues,going extra mile for my job.
And the working hours were good
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Loved working with students, I got to expose learners to the field of HR and academic literacy. It was a great experience because its my ultimate goal to lecture
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It was a great workplace and very productive, I acquired a lot of skills. My supervisor was pleasant to work with including the professors. Time management and the ability to work under pressure was important. I enjoyed doing research and assisting my supervisor in drawing up proposals.
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A typical day is very tasking with a lot of demand to meet up with. However it is always filled with enjoyable day and fund on the job. I also always learn to be ontop of my job, and be in charge of my job and delievering all the output required.
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Demonstrating requires managing a group of undergraduates students. ost students do not care about their work and this can be frustrating but the few that are hard workers make it worth your time and make you want to be a good tutor just for their sakes.
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Working as a tutor was a very nice experience, we got along very well with my first year students and I enjoyed helping them with the chapters that they did not understand and assignments.
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Very stressful work culture. You must be able to work under pressure. Requires good interpersonal, communication, time management, and problem solving skills.
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Developmental
Cons
Stressful
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It had a stressful day where i had to mark 100 scripts for final students in the department of Educational Psychology. I learnt the competence in meeting deadlines. The management encourages team work. The harder past of the job was marking of a lot of scripts and submitting the test scores under pressure.
Pros
Free breakfast
Cons
Short breaks
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Great job, you get a chance to work with very smart people and great team effort. I learned a lot about the professional field and working with people(students). It gets very busy during the registration period so you have to assist 300+ students per day, but you kind of enjoy the experience because of the great team effort and the support you get from the senior staff.
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Challenging, Good communication, Teamwork, Punctuality and Time management.
Working on a good and safety environment. Communication was very crucial.
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Support services must be closely monitored to ensure that they effectively deliver to drive the university's primary goal as a research & innovation hubb.
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It was a diificult enviroment as staff were not hired on merit and therefore a person had to carry them so that all deadlines can be met timeously.The staff were supposed to do three of 4 jobs, and it was all down to ad-hoc functions and still it was claimed that all KPA;s were not met so no performance bonuses were given.
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Working at University of Kwazulu-Natal is a fantastics experience. It gave me the privilege to develop both my lecturing and research skills. Serving in some organisations also broaden my horizon.
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Working fair hours according to the contract agreement and payment. Great workplace culture and a fun working environment to be around. consists of the most honourable management.
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