Specialist Human Resources & Retail consulting,
troubleshooting, training, and lecturing assistance
Specialising in the problem solving and training in the retail and any other environment, the company has access to over 40 years of organization development and HR specialisation and HR generalist experience.
The company offers specialist human resources/retail consulting, troubleshooting, training, and lecturing assistance. With extensive OD experience the company can assist with problem solving and change management under any circumstances within any environment.
The company also has access to many leadership and other training programs, but can create home-made training programs to suit any situation.
However, the company’s main focus is on management and motivational and ethics training programs with (if required) an element of theme content training interweaved with a musical sub theme designed specifically to fit each client and their particular needs.
The company strongly believes in the African adage viz:
Umntu ngumntu ngabantu.
Translated from isiZulu as ‘a person is a person through other people’.
which implies that we do not live or work in isolation and are inter-dependent on each other in every sphere of our lives or businesses.
For South African purposes the company has a level 2 BBBEE status level and has 100% BBBEE procurement recognition.
Companies we have worked with
About the senior executive partner
Naadir Hodgson is a lateral thinking master planner, strategist, project team leader, motivational speaker, trainer, university lecturer (retail management and HR), coach and qualified Lifeline counsellor and MOT trainer.
He has a Diploma in Organisation and Work Study from the Pretoria Technicon, a BA degree with Politics and International Politics from UNISA and an M Phil (Business Ethics) degree from Stellenbosch to name but a few of his many qualifications.
Naadir has also led many large project teams (in the educational and health fields) successfully towards better efficiency and cost savings and consulted to NGOs like St Luke’s Hospice in Kenilworth, Cape Town.
In his spare time, he coaches and manages soccer players/teams. He has also mentored children at underprivileged schools like Steenberg Primary School and is an executive member and co-founder of a Football Academy named Inter Africa Football Academy based in Wynberg, Cape Town.
Naadir is a hands-on community oriented high EQ, high energy problem solver of note and an excellent trainer/lecturer and communicator who is very comfortable in all environments and at all levels of work life.
He thrives on pressure and particularly enjoys motivating others to make positive changes in their lives.
He absolutely lives by the motto: “Where there is life, there is hope!”
Amongst many other notable achievements, Naadir has spent more than 20 years in a corporate retail HR environment with a large South African retailer as a specialist and generalist covering all HR portfolios, but also specializing in Recruitment and Training.
He has built a reputation for being someone of high integrity, always delivering a suitable solution on time and being an excellent and always present business partner at all times.
He has also lectured for several years in Retail Management at the Cape Town University of Technology and has received standing ovations from his students.
This is what Wendy Ackerman, the co-founder and owner of Pick ‘n Pay in South Africa and the guardian of HR practises and policies at Pick ‘n Pay since the company’s inception has to say about Naadir:
I have known Naadir Hodgson for a great many years and during his time as Human Resource Manager of Pick n Pay, I found his wisdom and understanding of the HR problems extremely helpful. I also found him sincere, compassionate, and understanding in his dealing with the multitude of problems which our staff generated. I can highly recommend him to anyone requiring his services as his insight and wisdom are invaluable.