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About Us

HR Capacity International was founded by Keith Barends in 2003. Accreditation as a training provider was attained in the same year with the Services SETA. The company is one of four training providers nationally recognised for offering the full qualification, National Certificate In Labour Relations Practice. HR Capacity is also accredited to provide training in HR, Project & Performance more

    Our offering includes

  • Mentoring and Coaching Executives/ Managers in Strategic Labour Relations
  • Dispute and Conflict Resolution
  • Training and Development

As a partner to Thomas International, HR Capacity makes available Psychometric Assessments to determine appropriate workplace behaviour and to test skills for specific jobs to determine the "correct fit" in the Recruitment Process.

The company has partnered with HR Development International, a Dutch company. Keith Barends was mentored by Alex Bunjes, CEO of HR Development in international benchmarked HR practices. The company also has demonstrated skill knowledge and a wealth of experience to offer expert Employment Equity solutions and Dispute & Conflict Resolution through a range of contributions such as:

  • Preparing & Training of EE Committees,
  • Chairing Independent Dispute enquiries,
  • Preparing Executives/ Managers for representation at the CCMA / Bargaining Councils and
  • Acting as company representative in salary and wage negotiations.

Its methodology is premised on a proper HR Audit of the company and its environment, followed by focused interventions to realise the strategic goals and the building of mutual partnerships that will effect sustainability and ultimately profitability.

Keith Barends, Founder of HR Capacity

Our Featured Services

Employee & Labour Relations

Labour Relations Training

Human Resource Management

Organisational Behaviour

Organisational Development

Professional Certificate

Keith Barends is an energetic and passionate consultant who is demonstrating his strengths by building personal trusting relationships and applying professional high-quality solutions. Particularly in the areas of Labour Relations, Conflict Management and Complex HRM and HRD problems. We have worked together on different projects where he could add real value to the clients. It was a great pleasure working with Keith.


Alex Bunjes

Business Owner / Consultant

Keith Barends is an exceptional gentleman with a host of business skills and experience. Keith consulted to our business in an HR capacity and has proven to add great value to our business. His willingness to share his knowledge and expertise is a hallmark of his character. I always appreciated his blatant honesty whether it was something you wanted to hear or not, he says it as it is. He navigated us through some turbulent times when our economy was at an all time low. It is with this in mind that I can confidently recommend Keith Barends to those who wish to engage him in their business.


Anthony Erickson

Business Manager

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