ABOUT US

Our Approach

Key Information

  • Our training programmes are primarily capacity building.
  • We create a proper learning framework – allowing delegates an opportunity to comprehend and digest the information.
  • We give delegates an opportunity to assimilate the learnings and inputs.
  • Where possible, our training involves innovative simulated games for an immersive learning experience. These business games are proprietary to our courses.

Discovery Learning

The methodology of ‘learning by doing’ or ‘discovery learning’ is particularly beneficial to a workforce of varying levels of formal education and experience. ‘Discovery learning’ has been shown to appeal to all types of learners, accelerating knowledge and skill acquisition and ensuring long-term retention.

We aim to demystify the topics under consideration.

Our training involves exercises, case studies and opportunities for experiential learning and skills practice.

Simulations are the fastest and most effective way to safely apply training theory and rapidly transform it into natural behavior. In short, people learn best by doing.

Gamified Learning

The training experience is enhanced when delegate participation is maximised. Research shows that active learning is far better than passive learning, and experiential learning is the preferred method. In fact, adult learners retain 5% of lecture style teaching but participation in experiential learning increases retention to 75%.

Where it enhances the learning, we utilise innovative simulated business games for an immersive learning experience. Our suite of business games have been developed by Levy Africa Network specifically for the South African environment and are exclusive to our courses.

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Research and Data Driven Programmes combined with Practical Experience

Core to our offering is a knowledge and understanding of the industry based on over 40 years of operating in the sector. We utilise one of the most comprehensive databases on employment statistics in the country, based on proprietary research conducted on the market since 1980 for Andrew Levy’s Wage Settlement Survey. This data coupled with respected and trustworthy analysis has become the standard for local firms as well as international economic institutions.

Our training processes reflects the reality faced by the delegates on a daily basis and our course content is firmly rooted in an appropriate industrial setting.

This is aided by real-life examples experienced ‘in the field’ involving sometimes seemingly bizarre examples of what employers and employees have done. Use of these real life examples ensures delegates are kept engaged and facilitates maximum participation.

 

Our Senior Team

Sarah Levy

BA (Hons) (U.C.T) LLB (Wits) LLM (Northwestern, USA)

Sarah is a qualified attorney (admitted 2001) having worked for ENS Africa and Glynn Marais and is currently on the non-practicing roll. In 2002 Sarah moved to Chicago where she completed a Masters Degree in Law and Business from Northwestern University School of Law and Kellogg School of Business. Thereafter she joined Morningstar Inc., a Chicago-based multinational in the financial services sector, as International HR Director responsible for the HR function across Europe, Australia and Asia. Having worked in Chicago and London, and travelled extensively, Sarah is familiar with the complexities of international HR law and practice. In 2010 Sarah joined Andrew Levy Employment where she provided employee relations solutions, advice and expert training, as well as specializing in employment contract matters. Sarah has a special interest in remuneration, compensation and benefits and international stock option plans. She also enjoys the challenge of harmonizing employment policies and practices across different jurisdictions. In late 2013 Sarah established Levy Africa Network, providing innovative and gamified training offerings for South Africa in the 21st Century. These programmes include Practical Economics and Unconscious Bias.

 

Andrew Levy

BA (Wits) MA (Leeds) LLM (Wits)

Andrew is one of South Africa’s best known labour resources. He has been in the labour field for over forty years, has written four books on labour law and practice, most recently completing a textbook on Labour Economics. As a researcher, consultant and labour commentator and educator, Andrew has been at the forefront of South African labour developments. He has consulted to a wide range of mid-range and large organizations, both local and international, on the management of industrial relations. In addition, he has provided statistical analysis to the International Monetary Fund, the International Labour Organisation and institutions such as the South African Reserve Bank, as well as the international investment banking community. He is a well-known commentator on South African labour matters in local and international radio, television and the press. In 2012 he received a lifetime achievement award from the South African Board for People Practices. He has been an Arbitrator on various panels for over 20 years.

Our Trainers

We work with a wide range of trainers to deliver training that is suitable to the audience. Our trainers are professionals with many years of corporate and HR/IR experience at South Africa’s leading corporations and have worked with us for a number of years.

Our economics trainers have all had corporate and entrepreneurship experience, meaning they can engage at a strategic level.

Our trainers are well-versed in our methodology and our practical to managing labour relations, and receive intensive training, regular updates and ongoing support.

Publications

Andrew Levy’s Labour Law in Practice

Labour Law in PracticeAndrew Levy’s Labour Law in Practice was written with a view to providing management and employers with a simple, practical and straightforward approach to dealing with the most commonly recurring issues that arise within the workplace. Starting from the beginning of the employment relationship, detailing hiring and selection practices, contracts of employments and the like, the book then moves on to address problems such as absenteeism, poor time keeping, misconduct, managing poor-performance and handling disciplinary hearings.

The book is a distillation of over forty year’s practical experience and has been written in an entertaining and informative way. It includes a special methodology in how to make better decision in the labour/employment world. The book is a valuable addition to any manager or employer’s bookshelf.

Wage Outlook

andrew levy wage and employment outlookEvery year since 1980 Andrew Levy has aided Companies in their budgeting and planning for the year ahead by providing respected and reliable forecasts for wage settlements and salary increases. Using his long established data base and models, Andrew advises on the expected range of outcomes for wage negotiations, as well as realistic budget figures for salary increases, coupled with respected and trustworthy analysis. This data has become the standard for local firms as well as international economic institutions.

Ticking Time Bomb

levy africa ticking time bombAn in depth assessment into the growth in unsecured borrowing in South Africa over the past 10 years and the impact the high cost of this has had on unsuspecting consumers.

For more information, or to subscribe for these offerings, please contact Cecilia Roberts on 011 887 5082

Media

Business Live: WATCH: What the employment data tells us about job creation
eNCA: The impact of the Numsa strike on the economy
Moneyweb: Very small employment increase in Q4
eNCA: Need To Know: How to check whether a garnishee order is valid
Moneyweb: Improve workers economic literacy – Andrew Levy