Donne - Human Resources Professional - Durban, KZN, South Africa

Kathy Donne

Durban, KZN, South Africa


I am a professional female possessing communication, numerical, problem-solving, leadership, computer, counselling, interpersonal, analytical, team work, organisational, administrative and coaching skills.

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Human Resources Professional


I am presently employed as a generalist human resources manager. I am seeking employment in a similar field

Work History

Human Resources Manager

From June 2013

My present Human Resources Management duties are

• Management of an efficient recruitment process.
• Educating current and prospective employees about policies, job duties, working conditions, salaries, opportunities for promotion and employee benefits.
• Administer compensation, benefits, performance management systems and staff social programs.
• Ensure ongoing planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work results by equipping managers on good leadership techniques.
• Scheduling and chairing management conferences with employees.
• Perform duties related to employee relations including dealing with understaffing, disputes and administering disciplinary procedures, employee grievances, counseling employees.
• Analyse and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
• Represent the employer in mediation, conciliation and arbitration matters referred to the CCMA
• Ensure a multidisciplinary function by enhancing employee and employer relationships by being the mediator between management and employees thereby timeously resolving work-related problems.
• Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of subordinates.
• Engage in collective bargaining with trade unions whilst upholding the code of good practice
• Maintain records and compile statistical reports concerning personnel-related data such as new hires, transfers, performance appraisals, absenteeism rates, leave management etc.
• Analyse training needs, to design employee development, talent retention and succession planning.
• Conducting of exit interviews to identify trends and report on same via written communication to the Board.
• Keep abreast of statutory and legislative requirements and employment law.
• Develop and/or administer special projects such as employee awards
• Contract with various stakeholders in order to build long lasting relationships.
• Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster...

Executive Director

Contact Numbers 0834014572 or 0313129313

Mrs Margaret Van Wijk
Millward Brown & Consulta
Market Research Supervisor
Contact Numbers 0837183844 or 0314641640

Mr. Willie Bloem
Bloem Labour Consultancy
Independent Labour Relations Consultant
Contact Numbers 0834528547 or 0315694849

Mrs Razia Rawat
CHILD WELFARE Durban & District
Social Worker
Contact Number 0836500234 or 0312071366

Mr Ntokozo Dlamini
House of Prayer Centre
Contact Number 0835317781

Human Resources Officer

March 2009 - May 2013

Market Research Fieldworker

Millward Brown & Consulta

February 2007 - December 2012

Reason for Leaving Part-Time Employment
My Market Research Fieldworker duties were

• Setting up appointment & holding face to face interviews with community members as per stipulated quota of Research Company
• Interviews are conducted face to face and completed manually or directly onto a laptop
• Tabulating the interview quotas & LSM's before submission date

Contactable References
Miss Shelagh Hurford
CHILD WELFARE Durban & District

Human Resources Secretary

March 2005 - February 2009

Social Auxiliary Worker

September 2001 - February 2005

My Social Auxiliary Work duties were

• Collecting information relevant to clients' needs and assessing their relevant skills, strengths and deficits.
• Assisting clients to identify options and develop plans of action while providing necessary support and assistance.
• Assisting clients to identify and access community resources including legal, medical and financial assistance housing, employment, transportation, assistance with moves, day care and other referral services.
• Providing crisis intervention and emergency shelter services.
• Implementing life skills workshops, substance abuse treatment programs, behaviour management programs, youth services programs and other community and social service programs under the supervision of social work professionals.
• Assisting in evaluating the effectiveness of interventions and programs by monitoring and reporting on clients' progress.
• Maintaining contact with other social service agencies, Government departments; schools and health care providers involved with clients to provide information and obtain feedback on clients' overall situation and progress.
• Involved in the recruitment, screening and selection process for the adoption services programme.
• Provide full administrative clerk support function for the Child Protection Programme.

Position Duration

Executive Director

Contact Number 0742609983

Mrs Mariza Kitching
CHILD WELFARE Durban & District

The Organisation

From December 1997

12/1997 to Present CHILD WELFARE Durban & District
Child Welfare Durban and District is the biggest child protection welfare organisation in South Africa rendering service to the Durban and surrounding areas. The Organisation employs 260 employees, its core function being Community and Residential Services. The staffing component comprises professionals, para-professionals, administrative support and maintenance personnel.
Position Duration

Switchboard Operator/Receptionist/Typist

December 1997 - August 2001

My Switchboard Operator/Receptionist/Administration Assistant duties were

• Promptly, accurately and professionally provide a full range of reception services by responding to requests for information from the public or employees by answering the switchboard, relaying messages, greeting the public, mailing program information, and making referrals.
• Prepares, assembles and processes 100% of outgoing and incoming mail by sorting delivery mail and/or other materials.
• Update files, and maintain a variety of records such as addresses, telephone numbers, vacation
schedules, attendance registers and timesheets, numerical logs, ledgers, and client files.
• Photocopy, faxing documents, collate, assemble, and distribute materials.
• Type reports and correspondence utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, and other business software.
• Receive, review, and compare documents, forms, or applications for completeness and accuracy.
• Undertake follow-up work to ensure all applications are complete with all necessary data and supporting documents.
• Perform complex computerized data entry tasks for which there is a moderate variation of formats and procedures
• Gathering and recording of statistical information for reporting purposes.
• Assist with travel arrangements as necessary, inclusive of driver duties.
• Assists prospective clients and co-workers by explaining steps, appropriate forms, procedures, and program requirements for transactions, services, and other program activities.
• Monitor and maintain office supplies and materials.
• Monitor and maintain petty cash, reconciling and making monthly requisitions.
• Assists in scheduling and general set up tasks for meetings in local communities as requested.
• Assist with special projects as assigned.
• Facilitating communication by undertaking interpreter duties where language barriers existed
• Supervision of general office staff, namely domestic worker, gardener, driver.
• Updating immediate supervisor on reporting of...

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