Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School Leaders for tomorrow
General Information

Core Faculty
Professor Paul Poisat

Associate Professor


Telephone: +27 (0)41 504 3750

Areas of Expertise

Human Resources, Labour Relations, Employee Engagement, Industrial Relations, Advanced Management of Training, Dispute Settlement, & Conflict Management.

Academic Qualifications

D Tech HR (NMMU)
M Tech HR (PET)
B Com (Hons)
Industrial Relations (UPE)
B Com Management (UPE)


Prof Paul Poisat is an international authority in HR and teaches this field and its related streams at NMU Business School.  

He is a member of the South African Board for Personnel Practice and former chair of the Institute of People Management.

He actively engages with industry and is a preferred HR, Labour Relations and Industrial Relations advisor, programme developer and course presenter to organizations such as Goodyear, Daimler-Chrysler, Plascon, Dulux, VW and several government departments.

His research achievements include several studies conducted for multinational organizations in employee engagement.

Prof Poisat is co-author of several publications, including: A Competency Based Approach to the Management of Training – a prescribed text for HR management undergraduate students, South African Employment Relations and Human Resources Management in South Africa.  

He has presented several papers at peer reviewed local conferences on strategic labour relations, mentorship, negotiations and employee engagement.