management consulting services

Saraswati Executive Coaching International, previously known as The Landis Group of Companies and Landis & Associates, Labour Law Practitioners and Management Consultants, boasts a multi-disciplinary team of consultants and coaches; consisting of lawyers, human resource specialists, engineers and psychologists.

 Our client base, consisting of some of the top premier organisations, include The Kagiso Tiso Holdings Group, Samsung, SAIEE, Rubric Consulting, Toshiba, Minerals Processing Executive, Gold Fields, BMW, Old Mutual, Sensormatic, IBM, MTN and Vodacom, to name a few.   

Our services are provided in alignment with our clients’ business strategies and mission objectives. We aim to establish lasting, mutually beneficial and trusting relationships with our client organisations and commit to their future development and growth. Our mission statement reiterates our intent in business: “Success Through Excellence".

Well-seasoned consultants with over 200 years collective experience, we have expertise in the following areas and have successfully delivered many dynamic assignments to premier organisations to date, including the Strategic Outsourcing and Insourcing of Flexible Staffing for Absa Bank, the restructuring of Toshiba (Vistech Communications), the complete redesign of Minerals Processing Executive, the structuring of Pebble Bed Modular Reactor, privatisation of Portnet and Redesign of Telecom Lesotho, to name but a few:

Business Improvement

·        Business turn-around

·        HR Strategy Design and Implementation

·        Organisation Redesign and Development

·        Organisational Culture Redesign and Improvement

·        Change Management

·        Leadership Effectiveness and Performance Improvement

·        Performance Management, Design and Implementation

·        Corporate Strategy Design and Implementation; and

·        Executive Coaching, Performance Coaching, Business Coaching and Change Coaching.     

Work / Employment Law

Contract Perusal and Development (Labour and Commercial)

·        Policy investigation, analysis, development and implementation, i.e.:

  • Disciplinary Code
  • Grievance Procedure
  • Employment Equity Strategy and Plan
  • Code on Sexual Harassment
  • Code on the management of HIV/AIDS
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Performance Management
  • Training and Development
  • Recruitment and Selection, and
  • Workplace Communication inter alia.

·        Disciplinary Enquiries

·        Wage Negotiations

·        Management of Retrenchment Processes

·        Dispute Resolution (Facilitation of conciliation and mediation)

·        Litigation (CCMA, Labour Court and (High Court)

·        Labour Due Diligence investigation and report

·        Development & Training (Labour Law and Employee Relations Management)

·        Post-Litigation Consultation; and

·        Capacity (Resource) management investigation and consultation

Our book: Employment and the Law: A Practical Guide for the Workplace, (Juta) is currently in its third edition.

Training and Development

Having trained and certified more than 500 Human Resources Practitioners through our Training Academy in association with the NAFCOCJCCI, we possess various specialised training programmes for immediate delivery, or can customise these programmes to specifically address an organisation’s strategic objectives and requirements:

·        How to Effectively Conduct a Disciplinary Enquiry

·        The Art of Negotiation

·        Recruitment and Selection, Practise and Procedure

·        Performance Management, Creating Performance Excellence

·        How to present your case at the CCMA

·        Effective Arbitration Skills, Practise and Procedure; and 

·        Understanding Current Case Law, what it means for your HR Practise and Way of Work.  

Outsourced HR Management

It is obvious to suggest that HR is the crux of any organization.  Ineffective service delivery by internal HR departments can materially affect organizational performance.  As a result, outsourcing of the HR function has, in recent years, become commonplace world-wide, as more and more companies of all sizes have realised the benefits of utilizing specialists in this critical and often under-resourced area.  Outsourcing places the responsibility for the continuous improvement of a company’s enablement strategies and support functions in the hands of a provider, whose core competence is human capital management.

Saraswati is geared to manage the entire HR function on behalf of the client, or any component of the client’s organisation.  Having managed the HR Departments for organisations like ELB Engineering, Rubric Consulting, A-Z Engineering, inter alia.