Business Solutions

Our solutions assist clients in the following crucial areas:

Project Management

Barry Malherbe of BDM Directions is a registered Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI), registration number 1445862.

We project manage small to large projects for organisations utilising the key Project Management Process Groups of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling and closing. Our project managment focus has primarily been in the Human Resources and Information Technology business areas. These skills are however transferrable to projects within the other functional areas of business.

BDM Directions has an in depth knowledge of Project Management processes gained in the implementation of 23 large-scale projects.

Our Specific areas of competence include:

  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Time Management
  • Cost Management.
  • Quality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Communications Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management

Change Management

We project manage, develop, implement and maintain organisational change interventions, for organisation’s embarking on change, such as the implementation of new systems, buy-outs, restructuring or the implementation of critical projects. Our experience in Change Management projects has revolved around large scale Change Management implementation projects since 1995 and organisational restructuring which includes the restructuring/amalgamation of functional teams.

BDM Directions has an in depth knowledge of Change Management processes gained in the implementation of 23 large-scale projects.

Our Specific areas of competence include:

  • Leading Change
  • Creating a shared need
  • Shaping a vision
  • Mobilising commitment.
  • Building enabling systems
  • Implementing interventions
  • Management and Control
  • Sustaining/Embedding the effort

Industrial Relations

Industrial Relations in the management of the employer and employee relationships are complex. Procedural processes and labour legislation need to be complied with to ensure the application of fairness for both parties.

We assist our clients, employers, to ensure that all areas of required compliance are adhered to.

Our specific areas of competence include:

  • Chairing Enquiries
  • Employment Law Advisory service
  • Union Negotiations
  • Communications with trade unions
  • CCMA hearings
  • Dismissals based on operational requirements
  • Labour Relations Training
  • Consultation with Employer Representatives

Human Resource Management

Human Resources Management encompasses a wide range of activities and has become increasingly complex as a result of the implementation of human resources legislation. We assist our clients to develop, implement, manage and maintain human resources management systems in line with legislated requirements and best business practice.

Our specific areas of competence include:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Performance Management
  • Employment Equity Act Implementation
  • Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP’s)
  • Job Profiles/Job Descriptions
  • Organisational Restructuring
  • Personnel policies and practices
  • Reward and recognition systems
  • Employment Contracts
  • Manpower Planning
  • HR Administration
  • HR Strategic Plans
  • Coaching and Mentoring in HR Practices

Training And Development

Our experience in Training and Development commenced in 1982 and has revolved around the pre-assessment of training needs, planning for training, design and development of training, delivery of training and post assessment of training effectiveness from shop floor level to management, across all functional areas of business.

Specific areas of competence from a legislative perspective are:

  • Skills Development Act Implementation
  • Annual Workplace Skills Plans (WSP)
  • Annual Training Reports (ATR)

Specific areas of competence from a training delivery perspective are:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Industrial Relations
  • Sales
  • Communications
  • Team Development
  • Change Management
  • Facilitation skills
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Complete range of supervisory and managerial training
  • Life skills training which includes Literacy and Understanding Business

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