Makoro - Human Resources/Employee Relations - Country View, Midrand, South Africa

Mpho Markus Makoro

Country View, Midrand, South Africa

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Human Resources/Employee Relations

Summary:

I am a highly motivated and result oriented management professional with about 20 years of experience in Human Resources and Employment Relations.

I am a Chartered Employment Relations Practitioner and duly registered with the South African Board of People Practice. I hold a Law Degree (B.Proc), Honours Degree in Human Resources Management (Employment Relations) and several university certificates in, inter alia, Project Management, Industrial Relations, Public Finance Management for Non-Finance Mangers, etc.

I have worked both in the private sector, unions, government sector and I am currently an Independent Labour Law and Human Resources Consultant. I have occupied senior management positions from the year 2001 to this date.

Work History

Managing Director

Bathokwa Labour Law and Human Resources Consultants

From July 2006

Responsibilities:

• Overall effective management of the company.
• Develop/Review Human Capital Policies, Systems & Procedures for clients.
• Facilitate Strategic Planning and Team Building Processes for clients.
• Facilitate Transformation and Restructuring processes for clients.
• Render advice to clients on matters relating to; inter alia, Organisational Designs, Conditions of Service, Performance Management, Reward Management, IR, EE, Couching, Counselling, Monitoring and Evaluation.
• Render HR, Labour Relations and Para-Legal Training for clients.
• Draft Constitutions and facilitate the establishment of Bargaining Forums.
• Independent Chairperson of Bargaining Forums when requested by clients.
• Conduct Independent Investigations on matters relating to HR/IR for clients.
• Prosecute or Preside for clients during internal Disciplinary Hearings.
• Represent Employers in the Bargaining Forums/CCMA.
• Render advice to clients on all HR/Labour Relations matters.

Achievements:

• Developed two manuals, "Management of Discipline and Grievances in the Workplace" and "Basic Labour Relations" and trained Supervisors and Managers for Statistics South Africa across the country.
• Invited by the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMAHR) and the RSA Public Service Commission to deliver a paper on "Challenges of Capacity Building in the South African Local Government" at their international conference held on 19-20 April 2007 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
• Invited by the Office of The Premier: Kwa-Zulu Natal to deliver a paper on "Challenges of Capacity Building within the South African Local Government" at the Kwa-Zulu Natal 2ND Annual Public Sector Human Resources Management Convention held on 19-21 September 2007 at Inkozi Luthuli (Durban) International Convention Centre.
• Successfully prosecuted for the Cabinet Secretariat and the Presidency.
• Presided in high profile cases for, inter...

Senior Manager: Local Government HR Systems

Department of Provincial and Local Government

October 2003 - June 2006

Responsibilities:

• Advised the Minister and the department on HR/IR within Local Government.
• Drafted Parliamentary Answers on HR/IR within Local Government.
• Represented the Department in the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC) and advised all the parties to the council.
• Advised Municipalities as and when necessary on HR/IR matters.
• Project managed the Review and Development Processes of the Regulations (2006), Performance Management System and Pro-forma Contract of Employment for Senior Managers within Local Government.
• Presided in high profile Disciplinary Hearings against Senior Mangers within both the Public Service and Local Government.

Achievements:

• Made valuable inputs which led to stability within the SALGBC.
• Local Government HR Regulations of 2006 adopted by Cabinet.
• Darted speeches for the President and the Minister delivered at the SALGBC 2003 Summit held in Benoni.
• Presided in a widely reported Disciplinary Hearing against a Municipal Manager, Deputy Municipal Manager and CFO in Mpumalanga.
• All employees and interns who worked under my management promoted both internally and externally and some to senior management positions.
Reasons for Leaving: To start own Labour Law and HR Consultancy; Bathokwa.

Director: Labour Relations

Department of Provincial and Local Government

November 2001 - September 2003

Responsibilities:

• Managed Transformation and Restructuring Processes within the department in line with the new vision for the Public Service.
• Managed the Departmental Strategic Planning processes.
• Developed Labour Relations Policies, Contingency Plans, Systems and Procedures for the department.
• Managed the activities of the Departmental Bargaining Council.
• Chief Negotiator for the department in the Departmental Bargaining Council.
• Advised line managers and the unions on matters relating to labour relations.
• Trained line managers and Shopsterwards on Human Resources and Labour Relations related Legislation, Policies and Procedures.
• Managed the Departmental Special Programmes on HIV/AIDS, Employment Equity and Employee Assistance Programmes
• Advised the department of all Human Resources Policies and Procedures.
• Presided in High Profile and Disciplinary Proceedings against senior managers both within the Public Service and Local Government.
• Compiled and submitted Reports to the Department of Labour, Department of Public Service and Administration, and to the Public Service Commission.

Achievements:

• Developed a Labour Relations Training Manual for the department.
• Established and effectively managed the Departmental Bargaining Council.
• Finalised several policies, procedures and Collective Agreements in the BC.
• Labour peace and stability in the department.
• Deployed by National Cabinet for six months to the Eastern Cape to preside in high profile cases of corruption some of which were prosecuted by Scorpions.

Reasons for Leaving: Promoted to the Position of Director at the Department of Provincial and Local Government.

Deputy Director: Labour Relations

Department of Water Affairs and Forestry

April 1996 - October 2001

Responsibilities:

• Managed a Team of Labour Relations Specialist based in all provinces and the Head Office in Pretoria and the related resources.
• Developed Departmental Labour Relations Policies, Procedures, Strategies, and Contingency Plans and monitored their implementations.
• Trained both line managers and Shop Stewards on labour relations legislation, regulations, policies, procedures and applicable Collective Agreements.
• Managed the activities of the Departmental Bargaining Council.
• Advised line Managers and Unions on HR/IR matters.
• Managed the restructuring processes of the department.
• Assisted newly established Water Boards and Water Users Associations in the development of Human Resources Policies and Procedures.
• Trained on behalf of the South African Management Development Institute (SAMDI) managers from within the Public Service on labour relations.

Achievements:

• The security of the department classified as essential services (LRA).
• Developed an IR Training Manual for the South African Management Development Institute (SAMDI).
• Developed HRM Policies and Procedures Manual for Engankala Water Board.
• The establishment of the Lower Olifansfontein Water Users Association.
• The establishment of the Bushbuckridge Water Board.
• The Restructuring process successfully completed.
• Labour peace and stability in the department.

Limpopo Provincial Secretary

Hospital Presonnel Trade Union of South Africa (HOSPERSA)

October 1994 - March 1996

Responsibilities:

• Managed the union offices, staff, budged and related resources.
• Trained shopsterwards on their role within the union and their workplaces.
• Represented members during Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures.
• Negotiated on behalf of the union in the Provincial Bargaining Council.

Reasons for Leaving: Promoted to the Position of Deputy Director at DWAF.

Local Organiser (Waterburg Area)

National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA).

April 1993 - March 1996

Responsibilities:

• Recruited new members and established union structures in the area.
• Trained shopsterwards on their role within the union and their workplaces.
• Represented members in internal Grievance and Disciplinary Proceedings.
• Represented members in the then Industrial Councils.

Reasons for Leaving: Promoted to the Position of Provincial Secretary at HOSPERSA.

Projects

Drafting of the Constitution of the Health Professions Council of South Africa Bargaining Forum

During 2012, inter alia, I was appointed to Draft and further chair all the meetings between the Employer and the union in the HPCSA Bargaining Forum. The project was successful and completed within the set period.

Drafting of the Constitution of the Health Professions Council of South Africa Bargaining Forum.

The last mayor Project I did was in 2013 when I was appointed by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) to Draft and facilitate meetings between the Employer and the Unions during the drafting of the Constitution of their Bargaining Forum. The Project was successful and finalized within the agreed time.

Qualifications & Certifications

Registered Training and Development Assessor

Education, Training & Development Practices SETA and SASSETA

Chairing Disciplinary Hearings.

The South African Labour Guide

Chartered Employment Relations Practioner

South African Board of People Practice (SABPP)

GroupWise 6.5

Pearson (isett seta)

Word 2000 Beginning

New Horizons

Employment Equity

marcusevans

Industrial Skills Programme

Technikon Pretoria

Certificate: Public Financial Management For Non Financial Managers.

University of Pretoria

Negotiations/Mediation Skills Workshop.

IMSSA

Overview of Alternative Dispute Resolution

IMSSA

University of Limpopo

Project Management

Rand Afrikaans University

Honours Degree: Human Resources Management (Employment Relations)

Rand Afrikaans University

University of Pretoria

Rosebank Business College

University of the North

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