Totus Consulting Group

One stop generalist Human Resource Service provider

Totus Consulting operates two offices, namely in Walvis Bay and Windhoek and employs 7 consultants and associational service providers.

The group’s aim is to combine its expert knowledge on each relevant aspect of the client’s business into a single service product to offer clients with customised management advisory service to solve the most pressing and complex people challenges that organizations face today.

Company Profile

Totus Consulting Group is the successor of the Weder Daiber Serrer Consulting Group. Was established in 1991 and operates two offices, namely in Walvis Bay and Windhoek. It employs 7 consultants with 2 associated service providers.

Since 2003 Totus Consulting has been operating in core consulting functions of human resources administration, industrial relations, strategic planning and team building program facilitation. Its services include learning and development, payroll administration, human resources policy review and development, recognition & rewards as well as organisation development and change management.

It aims to combine its expert knowledge on each relevant aspect of the client’s business into a single service product to offer clients with customised human resources management advisory service that speaks at solving their organisations‘ most pressing and complex people challenges.

The Totus Consulting Group prides itself with being licensed to use the products and services of BIOSS Southern Africa.

BIOSS are the owners of highly acclaimed work technologies, which have proven to be most effective in organisational design projects as well as assessing people capabilities and determining their potential. This enables clients to match people with work requirements in the present and with future business needs.

New technology has moved assessments out of the exclusive “high cost, high capability” arena into a much more user friendly and effective means of determining peoples attributes in manyerent areas such as personality, aptitudes, interests, attitudes and specific capabilities.

Assessments has become a remarkably flexible technology that can be adapted to specific organizational contexts and provide a viable people management approach.

Assesments can be applied in the following areas;

  • Individual & Team Development
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Performance Management
  • Succession planning
  • Couching & mentorship

Team

Katchina

Ndelitungapo Omotuli ‘Katchina’ Shiluwa

Co-Owner of Totus consulting

Managing member and Consultant with 11 years of experience in the consulting field, prior to becoming a co-owner of Totus consulting, Katchina worked for the NovaNam Group of Companies as the Group’s Head of Training and Policies and with Gendor as Head of Department for Human Resources. During this period, she gained up to 5 years’ experience at middle management level.

She currently manages the coastal operations with expert knowledge in the following HR policy formulations, organisational development, talent management, recruitment and selection, training and development, facilitating and implementing strategic plans, industrial relations as well as personnel administration including payroll services.

She is currently enrolled in the African Directors program with the University of Stellenbosch. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree (B-TECH) HR Management and National Diploma in HR management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Katchina further serves as a director / manager in other business namely Vision Africa and Mergence Investment Managers (Namibia) Propriety Limited.

Her working experience has been vast and insightful.

Niels

Niels Erwin Serrer

Co-Owner of Totus consulting

Niels Erwin Serrer been a Managing Member and Consultant with the Totus Consulting Group since 2003, with expert knowledge in the following areas general human resources management, organisational development, Industrial relations, facilitating and implementing strategic plans, conflict management, training and development, recruitment & selection at various levels, negotiations, restructuring and affirmative action.

Prior to establishing Totus, Niels worked for the Olthaver group of companies as Human Resources Manager & Industrial Relations & Services Manager for Namibia Dairies and Namibian Breweries, during this time he gained 12 years working experience at middle and senior management level.

Over the years, he has successfully facilitated and implemented various major projects and clients, including the Bidvest Group of Companies, Trans world Cargo, African Marketing, African Group of Companies, NSI, Namibian Roads Authority and others.

Niels has served a two-year term as the President of Institute for Personnel Management of Namibia and as a Chairperson and employer appointed Trustee for the Ohlthaver& List Retirement Fund. He is currently a member the Namibian Employers Federation’s Labour Law Committee.

His working experience has been vast and insightful

Renate

Renate Van Wyk

Hr Administrator - Consultant

Consultant, who joined Totus in early 2017. Emerging from a comprehensive administrative background; Renate started out in commerce and later joined various publishing houses in Namibia, who would greatly benefit from her vast experience.

Having previously worked for Macmillan and Wordweaver, she was responsible for a variety of tasks, including: Print production (procurement); order allocation; maintaining and updating of filing systems; managing the archives; arranging exhibitions as well as book launches and much more.

Renate also served as representative for the Association of Namibian Publishers on the National Legal Deposit Committee and as representative on the Employment Equity Committee.

She is flexible, goal-driven and works well under pressure.

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Madelein Maritz

Hr Administrator - Consultant

Human Resources Consultant, who joined Totus in April 2012. Prior to joining Totus she worked for Survey Warehouse (Pty) Ltd for 4 years as an Administration / Office Manager. She has a Certificate of Recognition in Human Resource Development and ViP Payroll System Practice.

Boasting a comprehensive administrative background; AA meeting facilitation and reporting, human resources benefits and administration, maintain client’s personnel records and database on a payroll system, wage processing, reviews, reconciliations and reporting, IR, ensuring health & safety compliance are Madelein core functions.

Madelein pays attention to detail and is focus-orientated.

Services

Organizational Development

Which includes strategic planning facilitation, policy formulation, organizational structuring and restructuring, job analysis and job description writing, job evaluation / grading and all related training in all these areas

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Industrial Relations

Conflict Management including chairing disciplinary and grievance hearings, union negotiations, representation at conciliation and arbitration proceedings.

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Employee Wellness

Develop and implement customised wellness programs.

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Personnel Administration & Payroll Services

Includes payroll processing and personnel information management.

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Training and Development

Includes customised labour relations and legislation training, basic business concepts, design and facilitate supervisory and management development programs and performance management, absenteeism, conflict and change management.

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Employee Recruitment

Specialised recruitment and selection of employees including assessments of potential and capability utilising BIOSS’ Career Path Appreciation (CPA) and Initial Recruitment Interview Schedule (IRIS) technologies.

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Talent Management

Develop and implement succession management programs and mentoring and coaching programs.

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Totus Consulting Group

Programs

Wellness program

The purpose of a wellness program is to improve the overall well being of your employees. It will help your staff develop coping skills and accept a greater degree of personal responsibility. It will help them resolve their individual, marital, family and job performance problems. As a result, their productivity and attendance will improve.

Personal problems do become personnel problems. This investment in corporate wellness is likely to be the most significant factor that will influence the quality of work, productivity, efficiency, reduce absenteeism, boost morale and overall and retention of your staff.

We conduct employee’s wellness surveys to understand the needs of the organisation, device a tailed wellness program aimed at addressing company specific needs and monitor such program.

IRIS

IRIS stands for Initial Recruitment Interview Schedule.

The IRIS is a structured 30 - 40-minute interview that determines an individual’s:

  • Current capability to manage complexity, ambiguity, and uncertainty at work
  • Decision-making capability (operational through to strategic)
  • Theme of Work where he/ she will experience ‘flow’ and engagement
  • “Snapshots” of where an individual is likely to experience flow in 5,10 and 15 years ‘time
  • Designed for use with people currently working in the operational levels

The IRIS will be beneficial to your organization when you need to:

  • Select the ‘right people into the right roles’ at operational levels up to middle management positions.
  • Increase the level of flow and engagement in your organisation
  • Identify supervisory or managerial potential for career development, selection of candidates for equity initiatives, and selection of candidates for bursary schemes
  • As an aid to succession planning and to identify “high flyers” for fast-tracking
  • Develop talent pools
  • Improve talent retention, job satisfaction and commitment

PSYMETRICS

What is Psymetrics?

  • A comprehensive suite of assessment tools
  • Cost effective solutions to help organizations identify, select and develop top performers
  • Backed by scientific research
  • PsyMetrics assessments are proven predictors of performance
  • An approach to forecasting elite performance
  • Customized assessments tailored to your needs

Assessment areas assessed by PsyMetrics include:

  • Cognition
  • Skills
  • Aptitude
  • Personality / Behaviour
  • Attitude
  • Situational Judgement
  • Integrity
  • Career Interests
  • Management/Supervisory
  • Innovation
  • Safety

Sector specific:

  • Retail
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare
  • Banking
  • Hospitality
  • Call Centers

Projects & Clients

Client Since Services Reference
African Business Investments (Pty) Ltd (African Marketing, African Packaging, Herco Marketing) Feb 2005 Payroll, Conflict management, Affirmative Action reporting, labour legislation training Mr H Röschlau (Managing Director)
Tunacor (Pty) Ltd Jan 2007 Generalist Human Resources Services, including Payroll for over a 1000 employees Mr A Marino (Managing Director)
Peralin Paints Feb 2005 Generalist human resources management services including payroll services Ms A San (Managing Director)
Namibia Engineering Corporation Jun 2005 Generalist Human Resources Services Mr A Brückner (CEO)
Cisco Group Sept 2009 Consultancy Arné Celliers (Director)
Transworld Cargo Feb 2005 Generalist human resources management services Mr H Herrlich (Managing Director)
Seafresh 2010 Generalist human resources management services

Associations & Federations

Client Since Services Reference
Employer Associations & Federations Development of an Operations manual, labour law advice and generalist human resources services to individual owners Mr S Malan (Chairperson)
Construction Industry Federation (CIF) 2002 Minimum wage negotiations for the industry, labour law advice Ms R Schmidt (President)

Other major clients

Client Services Reference
Ministry of Trade and Industry (Namibia Standards Institution) Organizational Development Project (Structure, Job descriptions, policies, remuneration structure) Mr O Kaakunga (Deputy Director: Internal Trade)
Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Strategic Planning & Employee Relations Mr J Madisia (Director)
Hartlief Continental Meat Products Retained for human resources management services (’04 – ’05) Mr H- T Jauss (Operational Director)
Westair Group of Companies Affirmative ActionEmployee relations issues & Strategic Planning Facilitation Mr G Holz (Business Director)
NovaNam Group of Companies Job descriptions writing, drafting of Conditions of Employment & Affirmative Action policy Mr D Pokolo (Group GM: Human Resources)
Weylandt’s Warehouse Employee relations and Personnel Administration issues Mr T Weylandt (Managing Director)
Manica Group Employee relations & Assessments (CPA’s) Ms T v Rooyen (Group HR Manager)
Alexander Forbes Financial Services Employee relations Ms N Burger (H R Manager)
Cupboard Concepts Employee relations & Personnel Administration Mr N Krüge (Owner)
Decora Employee relations & Personnel Administration Mr R Kötting (Managing Director)
Thule Hotel Pension Employee relations issues & Strategic Planning Mr W Balzar (General Manager)
Kambaku Safari Lodge Employee relations & Union negotiations Mr T Michels (Director)
African Extravaganza Employee relations issues & Affirmative Action plans Mr F Sturm (Owner)
Waterberg Farming Land reform negotiations with union Mr H Schneider Waterb (Owner)
Namibian Roads (Haw & Inglis (Pty) Ltd Strike management & Labour Law advice Mr M Chemaly (Site Manager)
Swakopmund Municipality Job Evaluation Ms M v d Westhuizen (T & D Officer)
Metje & Ziegler Group of Companies Psychometric assessments and tests Mr S v Doorn (Managing Directo)
Ministry of Trade and Industries Establishment of Namibian Standards Institution & Namibia Board of Trade Mr O Kaakunga (Director External Trade)
Glenrand M.I.B Affirmative Action Mr F Saenen (Managing Directo)

Internationally financed projects

SADC MCS Fisheries Activities Programme – Lux-Development (2003)

Consultants: Identify the training needs of senior personnel and make recommendations so as to address these needs.

Training Needs Analysis: Performed the TNA to the satisfaction of the client and assisting with the implementation thereof.

SADC MCS Fisheries Activities Programme – Lux-Development (2004)

Consultants: Business Plan for Distance Learning of MCS

Assist consortium Rhodes University, University W. Cape and Enviro-Fish Africa (Pty) Ltd, and Mbegani Fisheries Dev. Centre, Tanzania to develop a business plan for Distance Learning.

Ministry of Trade & Industry (assisted by TIDP) (2003)

Consultants: Analyse the effectiveness and viability of the Small Business Credit Guarantee Trust.

Viability of Small Business Credit Guarantee Trust (SBCGT): Analysis with recommendations on viability & efficiency of SCBGT.

Office of the Ombudsman, through Namibia Institute for Democracy (supported by USAID) (2003)

Trainer: To create awareness about integrity and corruption in business and Local Authorities.

Awareness Creation: Prepared, organised and presented several training interventions for business and local authorities.

Contact

For any enquires contact us we would be delighted to help: info@totusconsult.com

Windhoek

P.O Box: 11229, Windhoek, Phone: +264 64 207 458, Fax: +264 61 256 906

Walvis Bay

P.O Box: 801, Walvis Bay, Phone: +264 64 207 458, Fax: +264 64 205 684