My enquiry was resolved within the hour of sending it
Fides Claassens is very helpful and always coming back to you if you have have a enquiry.
Thr practitioner I am dealing with, Ms C Klink is exceptionally professional and amiable and is a credit to Stellenbosch University. I am a Master HR Practitioner as well in Education and Training and can say this with confidence, Thank you so much! We need more dedictaed people in HR such as this lady!
Hello Goodday ,how are you
I've been trying to log a job on the site since last week and can't seem to get through on the system,Job reference :TGB02/167/0720.
Kindly advise if the post is still available
Thank you and stay safe
Ek het goeie diens ontvang. Was altyd ophoogte gehou en ten alle tye deeglik verduidelikkings rondom prosedures ontvang.
Baie volledige terugvoer binne een dag. Vriendelik en professioneel.
Quick Execellent Service ☺
Extremely helpful information and support - beyond the call of duty
Speedy feedback received.Friendly service and always willing to go the extra mile.
Fides Claassens provide our unit with excellent service and the turn around time is often within hours.
Fides gee altyd uitstekende diens en stiptelik
Assisted with an Inactive email address due to contract renewal
I was impressed with the service that I have received.
Ms Fides Claassens dealt with my request speedily and accurately. She provided all the information i requested, and additional information i did not even know i needed :-)
well done, keep it up!
terugvoering is vinnig en ttersaaklik
Terwyl ek op kampus gewerk het, was ek baie beïndruk met die US, en dit sluit die personeelkantoor in. Sedert aftrede was ek eweneens baie beïndruk met die Personeelkantoor se dienste.
Mev. Claassens is outstanding. She is emphathic and truly goes above and beyond her duties. It is my pleasure to engage with her and she makes my work environment at SU all the better.
Fides Claasens always goes the extra mile to help out where possible and gets back to us immedietely. Her friendly an caring demeanor is really comforting and makes one feel well looked after.
Quick feed back on salary enquiries
Documents requested and were mailed immediately though it was lockdown and she was working from home.These documents were very important in order for me to inform departments that flu vaccines are available and that appointments may be schedules
I wanted to contact the medical aid - the message was passed along very timeously
Ms Fides Claassen het my vinnig gehelp met die regte dokument wat ek benodig het vir 'n huisleningsaansoek.
as daar nou iemand is waarop jy 100% kan staat maak is Fides een van daardie mense. wonderlik om met haar te werk.
Illana was besonder hulpvaardig. baie dankie!
I received prompt replies on all enquiries submitted to HR. My enquiry was attended to in a turnaround time of less than one hour. Professional and friendly services were rendered to me which has made my first encounter with HR a very pleasant experience. Keep up being a cut above the rest.
always helpfull and quick respond time
Alvira lewer 'n kwailiteit diens wat so skaars huidiglik is. Ek glo sy doen dit met 'n glimlag. Hou so aan Alvira, jou klantediens is so aansteeklik dat ek hoop en glo diegene wat dit ontvang, dieselfde diens lewer aan hul klante.
On 14 February I wrote to Oscar Grand asking if he could arrange an HR letter for me supporting my need for a second SA passport as I am travelling a lot this year and need to have a passport while another passport is in for a visa at an embassy. I wrote out the full draft text of the letter as I thought this might be an unusual request. Oscar was away, so I wrote to Keith Robain, who very efficiently passed my query on. Ricardo Steyn responded with a visa letter form. I pointed out that I was not applying for a visa but for second passport, but filled in the letter anyway. I explained that I was not going to waste the time of my chair to sign the visa letter as I did not want a visa. I received a one-line email which read:
Dear Prof Swartz
The visa application form needs to be signed.
I then got my chair to sign the vis application form, even though as I had said repeatedly that I was not asking for a visa letter. On 19 Feb, Mr Steyn sent me a visa letter, something which I had not asked for. I immediately responded as follows:
Thank you. As I mentioned, I do not need a visa letter at this stage – I need a letter for Home Affairs to support my getting a second passport. Please can you help me with that letter?
I really appreciate your help.
I did not receive and answer to this email. In desperation, I again approached my chair (who is very busy) and she signed the HR letter I had prepared and sent to HR on 4 February, and I went to Home Affairs, who do insist on a letter for a second passport, and luckily they accepted it. To give Ricardo feedback, I wrote an email to him yesterday (26 Feb) which reads:
Thank you for your help with this. I would like to give you some feedback.
In my original email to you I made it clear that I was not in need of a visa letter at this stage but in need of a letter from the university supporting my need for a second passport. I made it clear on the visa form that it was not the right form, and why I was not having it signed, but you asked for it to be filled in and signed. I did not need a visa letter but a second passport letter. In my original email I drafted for you what needed to be in this letter.
On 19 February you sent me a visa letter but did not send me a letter for a second passport, which was what I needed. I wrote to you on that same day once again asking for a letter for a second passport.
I have not heard from you since then.
Eventually, I asked my departmental chair to sign the visa letter, which she did. Today I went to Home Affairs, and they told me that without a letter of the type I had drafted and eventually had signed by my chair, they would not have set in motion the process for me to get the second passport.
I do appreciate your help, but I think it may be helpful for you to know about this in case other people ask HR for a letter for a second passport. If you believe that HR should not be giving out such letters, then please tell me, but it does make it difficult for me when my requests do not seem to be read properly.
Thank you for all your help over the years. I hope this feedback is helpful to you.
I received the following email in response:
Dear Prof Swart
We do not draft that type of letters.
It seems to me that there are three issues here. The first is that a lot of time has been wasted with this - if Ricardo had read my first email and you do not draft those sorts of letters, he could have told me this without wasting everyone's time (I feel especially bad for wasting the time of my departmental chair, who has better things to do than sign forms which do not need to be signed). The second is that I see no evidence that Ricardo will inform anyone that HR may well be asked to write letters other than visa letters - I don't see why you cannot draft letters of that kind. The third issue is that despite the fact that throughout this process I have really tried to be polite, Ricardo has in my view been rude to me. It is not polite simply not to reply to an email you don't like. It is not polite not to acknowledge a mistake, which clearly has been made here, and in my reading, when I get a one-line letter of instruction from Ricardo which ignores my communication with him, and then a one-liner in which I (with my name misspelled, but this is a minor issue) am at last informed that the service which I have asked for is not offered, and no acknowledgement of what has gone before, this was also rude.
I understand that your division, like my own, has challenges, and generally (including from Ricardo) I get excellent service. I think, though, that this is an example of poor, rude, and time-wasting service.
I suggest that your staff:
Read requests sent to them properly.
Respond to what is actually asked and not to something else.
Respond to emails and not just ignore ones they don't like
Say at the start of an interaction if a service is not offered
Explore whether this service should be offered.
Please can you let me know what action, if any, is taken on the basis of my feedback.
Thanks very much.