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01 April: The date you can claim your SDL back. But only if...

by , 24 March 2016
...You've submitted a workplace skills plan and an annual training report

This means:

1. You only have until the end of June to claim for training done in your company in the 2015-2016 cycle.

2. You can only do so if you have your new training plan in place for the next cycle.

3. You need to make sure your business is compliant with the new skills development cycle's requirements.

To make sure your new Workplace Skills Plan is accurate and your business is compliant, use these 9 questions below so you don't land up missing out on your SDL grant pay back...

Ask yourself these 9 questions about the training you're planning so you can submit an accurate plan to SETA:

  1. Does the training you're planning include identified industry specific needs and needs identified in the national skills strategy as defined by the Department of Higher Education and Training?
     
  2. Are there any opportunities to apply for additional discretionary funding from the SETA?
     
  3. Does the training you're planning fit into your budget?
     
  4. Can you make groups of several employees attending the same training? For example, 15 employees on one course instead of 15 employees different courses with different providers. Can you negotiate group discounts for larger numbers of delegates?
     
  5. Is the company ready for this type of training? Don't send an employee on training if you don't intend to use it, or if your culture isn't ready to support it.
     
  6. Is the training you plan to do in line with your strategic objectives?
     
  7. Is the training you plan to do in line with your Employment Equity Plans?
     
  8. Do the training service providers contribute to the BBBEE targets your company would like to achieve?
     
  9. Is the training achievable or will it put strain on the day to day operations of your company?

So there you have it. The 9 questions you need to ask to make sure your training planning is accurate and will help you get back your grant from your SETA.

In the Practical Guide to Human Resources Management update that's coming out on 15 April, we discuss the full processes of applying for your grant from your SETA. Still not a subscriber? You can try it risk-free for 30 days. Click here now!

Included in your new update is the following:
  • 5 Steps to claim between 20% and 50% back from your skills levy
  • 6 Criteria for your SETA to accept your submission for a refund
  • 10 Steps to ensure you comply with the Skills Development Act to get your refund!

We also covered some information about when, where and how you need to give maternity leave.

We give you full details of:
•    3 Types of employees entitled to maternity leave
•    How to grant paternity leave
•    Case law: What do the courts say about discriminating against pregnant employees?

So, keep an eye out for the latest update, or subscribe here now…  

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