Employment Equity essentials: Use these three methods to identify high-potential PWDs

by , 06 August 2013
People with disabilities (PWDs) are a historically disadvantaged group. They're confronted with practical difficulties and attitudinal barriers, says the Practical Guide to Human Resources Management. It's for these reasons that you must take steps to address this imbalance through your company's Employment Equity plan. Here are the three effective methods you can use to recruit PWDs with high-potential.

According to the Practical Guide to Human Resources Management, if you block the natural career progression of employees who are PWDs, you:

  • Lose out on valuable resources;
  • Send out a message that you don't care and aren't socially responsible;
  • Could be found guilty of direct discrimination on grounds of disability; and
  • Will fall short of your Employment Equity requirements.

But your company can avoid this if you make it your priority to realise the true potential of PWDs.

Here are three methods to spot top performing PWDs

Method#1: Use standardised methods to identify high potential employees

You should already have standardised methods like performance appraisals, internships and mentorship programmes in place. Make sure these are accessible to PWDs to assess their potential.

#2: Make 'talent spotters' aware of their responsibilities

Make sure line managers in your company and your HR department are aware of the need to fast-track high-potential PWDs to help redress historical imbalances in your workforce. This is crucial for your company to meet its employment equity requirements.

#3: Focus on the PWD's core duties

When it comes to PWDs, it's crucial to focus on the agreed core duties of the position.

Secondary duties shouldn't come into the picture, even if historically non-disabled employees in the same job have taken on these duties, says the Practical Guide to Human Resources Management.

Remember, while PWDs may be loyal, long-lasting employees who are seldom absent and deeply appreciate the value of having a job. It does no one any good if they sit for years in dead-end jobs and don't actualise their true potential.

So be sure to use these methods to identify high-potential PWDs that'll offer your company growth. And it'll help you fulfil your employment equity requirements too.



Labour and HR Club - question of the day

Smoking By The Window
 
Question: We have a colleague at work who like to stand by the window and smoke cigarettes. Is this even allowed or can the manager tell him not to do it?
 
Answer: In the recent changes to the legislation, no person may smoke in the vicinity of a window of, ventil... read all answer here


Related articles




Ask our Experts a Question

Kirstin van Bever Donker
Tracey Ndlovu
Andrea De Jongh
Ulrich Stander
Johria van den Bergh

Related articles


Watch And Learn


Related Products





Comments
0 comments




Recommended for You 

  Quick Tax Solutions for Busy Taxpayers – 35 tax answers at a glance



Here are all the most interesting, thought-provoking and common tax questions
asked by our subscribers over the last tax year – everything from A to Z!

To download Quick Tax Solutions for Busy Taxpayers – 35 tax answers at a glance click here now >>>
  Employees always sick? How to stop it today



Make sure you develop a leave policy to regulate sick leave in your company.

BONUS! You'll find an example of the leave policy and procedure in this report.

To download Employees always sick? How to stop it today click here now >>>
  Absenteeism: Little known ways to reduce absenteeism



This FREE e-report will tell you how you can reduce absenteeism in your workplace while avoiding the CCMA and without infringing your employees' labour rights.

To download Absenteeism: Little known ways to reduce absenteeism click here now >>>
  7 Health & safety strategies to save you thousands



Don't let a health and safety incident cost you one more cent. Implement these seven
strategies in your company today.

To download 7 Health & safety strategies to save you thousands click here now >>>


© 2015 FSPBusiness.co.za. All rights reserved.

Contact Us | Privacy Policy | FAQ | Our Products | About Us | Our Experts | Disclaimer | Useful links... | Ask an Expert | Our Shop | Sick Leave Abuse | Thank You! | 62 SARS IRP5 Codes | Quick Tax Solutions for Busy Taxpayers | Thank You!

Disclaimer
Copyright 2015 Fleet Street Publications (Pty) Ltd. The information contained herein is obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this publication. We do research all our recommendations and articles thoroughly, but we disclaim all liability for any inaccuracies or omissions found in this publication. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by means of electronic or mechanical, including recording , photocopying, or via a computerised or electric storage or retrieval system without permission granted in writing from the publishers.
Do you have employees who express sullen, disinterested behaviour?

Download your free report to deal with it before it affects other employees!


Sign up below!
«
powered by
Fokus Digital Services

X