Phumzile Hlatshwayo has a wealth of knowledge in the Human Capital arena with experience garnered from large corporates such MTN SA, Netcare and SAMRO to mention a few.
She holds a BA in Industrial Psychology, Diploma in HRM, BA Honours in Industrial Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. Phumzile is a HR Practitioner with the South African Board of Personnel Practitioners.
The culture of the organisation fosters flexibility, collaboration of teams and people are always willing to lend a hand. Altron offers flexible employee value propositions structured to your needs within reasonable limits. The drive of employee engagement is honest and transparent.
I have absolute respect for the leadership and staff of Altron – the way they have embraced the journey of receiving and living up to those the same values. I am enjoying, and having fun, in what I am doing at Altron Systems Integration and I’m excited about our future as an organisation.
Self awareness and always being on a journey of self development. The development of the team is also key. Communication skills are critical and so is being inspirational, especially when vision needs to be shared with your team. Listening and empathy is necessary more than ever these days. People are going through a lot and are surrounded by various Financial, Social and Health dynamics. As a leader, don’t leave yourself by the gate and don’t expect followers to do the same. Be yourself. Be genuine. Be real.
I look up to my Mother. She is an inspiration to me and is the woman who guided me to be who I am today. Just by observing her life journey, she has taught me that my background does not determine my future. Secondly, if I happen to lead people, I must be careful that they don’t shed tears when they pray to God – that they never have to mention my name due to the suffering they are enduring through my leadership. Instead, they should mention my name, pleading for blessings on my behalf. If I can be a quarter of what my mother is, I would have achieved in life.
At the moment, I am reading a real life story of Maye Musk, A Woman Makes A Plan: Advice for a lifetime of Adventure, Beauty and Success, inspired by her background in South Africa, Pretoria (‘n Boer maak ‘n plan). You owe it to yourself, as a woman, to read the book, learn and be inspired. I relate a lot to the book around background, drive to succeed, marriage, relationships, children, motherhood, women divorce, career, business, success and all the other issues an ordinary, or should I say, extraordinary woman, goes through.
I like to travel, socialise, cook and spend time with family. My family is gold to me – they come first and are always my key priority. I make sure I balance my work, life and family.
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