Complying with legal requirements (e.g. compiling and submitting a Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report, or Employment Equity reporting) does not need to be a burden that you try to avoid. It can ensure wonderful return on your investment if implemented well. We can assist you to coordinate all relevant processes in order to ensure that your compliance with the required law is done in the most cost effective and time effective manner.
WSP and ATR
It is a legal requirement to compile and submit a WSP and ATR. The Government may audit the development and implementation of skills plans to ensure compliance with the Skills Development Act. It is thus vital that your organisation have your WSP and ATR in place.
You do not need to spend ludicrous amounts on training in order to benefit from skills development. You can claim back money based on the training interventions that you conduct in your business on a day-to-day basis.
Not only can you claim back from the SDL which you have paid over to SARS, you can also increase productivity and workplace effectiveness by equipping your employees with the skills they require in order to do their jobs effectively.
Joubert & Associates can assist you with the following:
- Identifying the SETA you are registered in.
- Registering a SDF (Skills Development Facilitator).
- Conducting a skills audit to determine the organisation’s skills needs as well as the current skills of the employees.
- Developing a WSP.
- Establishing a skills development committee (by law a company with 50 or more employees needs to establish a skills development committee and consult with the committee in terms of the plan).
- Recommend suitable training courses.
- Submitting the WSP to the relevant SETA.
- Developing an Annual Training Report and submitting it to the relevant SETA.
The purpose of the Employment Equity Act (No. 55 of 1998) is to promote the following principles within the workplace:
- Elimination of Unfair Discrimination.
- Equal Opportunities.
- Valuing Diversity.
This refers to the development of an organisational culture that encourages understanding and appreciation of diverse backgrounds of all employees. The objective is to develop a relationship of trust, co-operation and confidence amongst employees.
Joubert & Associates will assist you with the following processes as to ensure compliance to the EEA:
- Consult with employees.
- Conduct an analysis of policies and employment practices.
- Prepare an employment equity plan.
- Implement the employment equity plan.
- Report to the Director General of the Department of Labour on progress made.
After successful completion of the prescribed process, you company will be able to:
- Hire, retain and uplift employees from designated groups.
- Employ a workforce that is demographically representative.
- Embrace diversity and cultivate a work environment which aids the exchange of new perspectives while creating a respectful work environment.
- Eliminate chances of being penalised for non-compliance.