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Managing Staff Development

The management of the development of staff is a key leadership responsibility. The Rhodes ethos of “grow our own timber” has never been more necessary than today given the current global reality of a significant skills shortage. Rhodes’ geographic location, while advantageous in many ways, does add a further dimension to the difficulty in attracting staff.

The purpose of staff development has four inter-related considerations.

  1. Staff development aims to increase individual effectiveness and efficiency
  2. This in turn will enable employees to achieve the aims and objectives of the job, of their department/division and therefore, the University
  3. Investing in staff development will enhance the commitment of staff
  4. This will not only help the University retain staff but also be pivotal in attracting new staff to the institution

Last Modified: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:26:11 SAST