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How are you increasing employment opportunities in your company's EE Plan

by , 22 February 2016
As a designated employer, you need to have a valid EE Plan.

In your EE Plan, you must describe what steps you're taking to increase employment opportunities for previously disadvantaged people at your company. These are your affirmative action measures (Section 20, of the Employment Equity Act).

But many employers I've spoken to are struggling in this area.

So that's why I'm writing to you today. Read on for 4 affirmative action measures you can use in your EE Plan today...

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In the new amendments to the Employment Equity Act, the DoL says you must:
·         Get rid of all unfair discrimination – or face a R30 000 fine;
·         Draw up a legally compliant EE plan every year – and use the new method to submit;
·         Pay employees who do the same work equally – or risk being taken to court;
·         Set up an EE forum that is a correct representation of the nation – be careful, SAPS got this wrong;
·         Report on how you're achieving your EE goals – but what if you're not…?
·         And loads more
But do you even know where to start?
Get all the information you need to get to grips with the EE Act requirements at the EE Summit 2016. Plus with 9 case studies from HR Professionals in SA, you'll walk away with practical tips and tools you can use to comply with the EE Act.

What are affirmative action measures?

Before I give you the pointers to include in this section of your EE Plan, let's look at what affirmative action measures are.

Basically, they'll help you:

1. Identify and remove any barriers to designated groups;
2. Promote diversity; and
3. Retain, develop and train designated groups.

Read on for 4 pointers you can include in your EE Plan…
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4 Affirmative action measures you can include in your EE Plan today

To promote diversity in your company, The Code of Good Practice on the Preparation, Implementation & Monitoring of Employment Equity Plans suggests you include the following affirmative action measures:

1. Appoint members from designated groups
Implement transparent recruitment strategies such as appropriate and unbiased selection criteria and selection panels, and targeted advertising.

2. Further diversity
Promote cultural sensitivity. Your EE Plan must include how often you're going to do this.

3. Train and develop people from designated groups
Giving members of designated group's access to structured training and development programmes like learnerships and internships; on-the-job mentoring and coaching, and accelerated training for new recruits.

4. Put in steps to appoint members of designated groups
Appointing designated candidates in positions that they're able to meaningfully participate in business decision-making processes.

But that's not all. There are 6 other affirmative action measures The Code of Good Practice suggests you implement. To get your hands on these, and for a practical step-by-step approach to draw your entire EE Plan, join EE expert Janine Nieuwoudt at her Employment Equity Workshop in Jo'burg and Cape Town. Simply follow this link…

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