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Our vision is to proactively anticipate and meet the human resource requirements of our institution in a manner that supports the achievement of its vision and mission.

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1 September 2014: Annual Wellness Fair

UCT staff members are invited to attend the Annual Wellness Fair in Jameson Hall on Upper Campus from 2 - 4 September. The fair will run from 10h00 to 14h00 daily while health-risk screening will take place between 09h00 and 15h00.

This is an ideal opportunity for staff to gather information from a variety of health and wellness specialists who can have a positive impact on your lifestyle and wellbeing. We believe individuals can play more meaningful roles in promoting their own health, preventing their own and their familiesí illnesses, and participating positively in the treatment of such illnesses when they occur.

At the fair a number of exhibitors will provide interactive demonstrations so that you can have fun while you learn. These include head, neck and shoulder massages; eye screening; blood pressure tests; and screening for cholesterol, diabetes, body mass index, HIV and psychological distress.
18 August 2014: Newsletters

Become an organ donor
Coping with change
Eye Health

View previous organisational health newsletters.
12 August 2014: New dates for Staff Learning Centre training programmes

Assertiveness @ Work
15 - 16 September (09h00 - 16h00 both days)

Managing Stress
29 - 30 September (09h00 - 16h00 both days)

Work Q
20 - 22 October (09h00 - 16h00 all days)

Project Management: An Introduction
27 - 28 October and 13 November (09h00 - 16h00 all days)

Presentation Skills
3 - 4 November (09h00 - 16h00 both days)

The venue for all the courses listed above is the Cambria House Training Room.
Please book online using the Course Booking Form.
8 August 2014: Discovery Health Vitality - Fly to Australia and New Zealand with Qantas

Discounted flights for Vitality members to eight international destinations.
Find out more in the Vitality guide.
22 July 2014: UCT Competency Framework

UCT has agreed a UCT Competency Framework which sets out the types of behaviours one would expect to see in successful performance in different types and levels of jobs. The UCT Competency Framework provides a comprehensive list of competencies for all Academic and PASS jobs at UCT, and descriptions of how these competencies look at different levels of jobs. The Framework is used when we:
  • Design jobs and structure
  • Write job descriptions
  • Manage and develop performance of staff
  • Recruit and select staff
  • Train and develop staff
  • Identify and plan career paths
  • Plan for successors for key jobs
  • Develop our organisational culture
Note: These descriptors are not rigid and absolute performance measures, but rather generic guidelines for what effective performance looks like. They are a starting point for a conversation around expected levels of performance. The competency framework is neither all-inclusive nor prescriptive.

View the UCT Competency Framework.

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