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.
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.
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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 email@example.com
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
Human Resources Consultant, who joined the Totus Consulting Group in April 2016. Excelling academically by completing a, Honours in Industrial Psychology with the University of Namibia and a Master’s degree in Organisational Psychology, with the University of South Africa.
In 2013 Helena joined Hangana Seafood as a Talent Attraction Participant and later as an OD Practitioner. She is a certified TRACC TOT. She has since been exposed in areas of general human resources and administration, IR, performance management, employee engagement, training and development, recruitment and selection, job evaluations and organisational review and design.
At Totus she is responsible for organisational review and development, change management planning, employee wellness and recruitment & selection, and developing and implementing training programmes.
Helena is self-driven and equipped with necessary skills and competencies in the field of Human Resources.
Office administrator at the Totus Consulting Group, which she joined in 2016. She boasts a decade of valuable work experience, having started her employment journey as a Legal Secretary in 2007.
Over the years, while serving in various positions for different companies, Janice attended to day-to-day administrative duties, such as maintaining asset registers; assisting with payroll-related duties per monthly pay-run; preparing affirmative action statistical reports; assisting to review content on policies, contracts of employment, job descriptions and much more.
Fluent in English and Afrikaans, Janice reliably attends to all office-related duties in due time and with considerable care.
Senior Payroll Consultant, who joined the Totus Consulting Group in November 2012. Coming from an administrative business background, Izanie maintains client’s personnel records and database on a payroll system, wage processing, reviews, reconciliations and reporting, human resources benefits and administration, drafting company policies and procedures and drating AA reports.
Izanie, who previously worked for Namtec College as a Business Administrator and Elgin, Brown and Hamer, as Wages Clerk is dynamic and ambitious. She compliments the company with her vast knowledge in programmes such as Microsoft Office, Pastel, SAP (Accounting System), DBid Payroll and others.
Izanie places emphasis to details and is equipped with the necessary administration and payroll skills.
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.
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.
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
Conflict Management including chairing disciplinary and grievance hearings, union negotiations, representation at conciliation and arbitration proceedings.
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Develop and implement customised wellness programs.
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Includes payroll processing and personnel information management.
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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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.
Develop and implement succession management programs and mentoring and coaching programs.
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 stands for Initial Recruitment Interview Schedule.
The IRIS is a structured 30 - 40-minute interview that determines an individual’s:
The IRIS will be beneficial to your organization when you need to:
What is Psymetrics?
Assessment areas assessed by PsyMetrics include:
|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|
|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)|
|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)|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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P.O Box: 11229, Windhoek, Phone: +264 64 207 458, Fax: +264 61 256 906
P.O Box: 801, Walvis Bay, Phone: +264 64 207 458, Fax: +264 64 205 684