Ancor Manpower Dynamics (Cape) Workshops

 

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Workshop for EE Committees and Management Substantive Labour Law
Implementing Employment Equity Managing Discipline & Disciplinary Enquiries
EE Workforce Information Sessions Supervisory Skills Training
The Ancor Diversity Workshop  

The workshops are conducted in a practical and interactive manner and we integrate your company specific requirements and data as applicable. Ancor is regarded as one of the leading consultancies in the field of employment equity, diversity and labour law. We have an extensive client list of organisations that we have assisted in effectively implementing employment equity, diversity and dealing with labour law issues. We will gladly supply references and contact persons if requested.

 

WORKSHOP FOR EE COMMITTEES AND MANAGEMENT: 1 or 1/2 day

This workshop is designed for persons involved in managing and implementing EE, Skills Development and BEE legislation as well as those participating in the consultation processes thereof. The workshop objective is to empower the delegates with the latest trends regarding these matters to enable them to be able to participate more meaningful in the future thereby ensuring effective compliance of the legislation as well as ensuring that the company achieves its strategic objectives. The following issues will be covered:

  • Overview of the EE Act and regulations including compliance requirements as well as rights and responsibilities of the various role players.
  • The importance of EE as a strategic vision of the company and the role player’s responsibilities in this regard.
  • Practical implementation requirements that will lead to pro-active implementation of the Act thereby enabling the company to use employment equity as a positive business factor.
  • Clarifying the roles and expectations of the various role-players in the process thereby improving participation.
  • Clarifying the compliance requirements of the Act with regards to eliminating barriers, consulting, planning and compiling an EE plan.
  • Establishing your workforce’s representivity and setting of numerical goals.
  • Role and responsibilities in implementing EE as per company policy, strategy and EE plan.
  • The link between EE, Skills Development and BEE.
  • Future challenges that face the company regarding the above issues.

The contents can be adjusted to accommodate any company specific issue.

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IMPLEMENTING EMLPOYMENT EQUITY

Analysis and report on workforce representivity: 3 Days

This entails a detailed analysis of a company’s workforce representivity as benchmarked against the Economically Active Population and various other relevant statistics. The workforce is also benchmarked against the BBBEE generic scorecard targets. Flowing from the theoretical analysis recommendations are made regarding numerical goal setting and it is intended to be used as a strategy document for decision making with regards to the numerical targets that the company wants to set in terms of their EE plan.


Developing EE Plan: 1.5 Days

Developing and designing an EE plan that meets the requirements of the Department of Labour. The format/contents requirement of the plan will be provided and merged with the individual company’s specific information provided by the company. The analysis and report as per point 1 will form the backbone of the numerical target setting section.


Facilitating consultation meetings

The facilitation of the consultation on the analysis and EE Plan as per points 1 and 2 above normally takes 1 to 2 meetings with the EE committee, however this depends on reaching sufficient consensus and would vary from company to company.

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EE WORKFORCE INFORMATION SESSSIONS: 2 hours

The workshop content and outcomes are as follows:

  • A short introduction and background regarding the need for the legislation in terms of the context of SA workplace.
  • Explaining the concepts of equity and discrimination with practical examples.
  • The rights and responsibilities of employers and employees regarding unfair discrimination in terms of the Act.
  • Understanding of the concept of affirmative action as well as the affirmative action measures that the employer has to comply with in terms of the legislation.
  • The consultation requirements of the employer and the role of the EE committee in this regard is explained. This will include your company specific process regarding the methodology that you are following as well as your communication structures.
  • The central role that the employment equity plan plays in the implementation process together with company specific details of your plan.
  • Monitoring and enforcement of the legislation as well as the various dispute resolution channels.

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THE ANCOR DIVERSITY WORKSHOP: 1/2 Day

The Diversity workshop objectives/outcomes are to facilitate:

  • A better understanding of the impact of one’s own conscious and unconscious behaviours, communication patterns and assumptions on other team members (and the opportunity to change these)
  • A better understanding of the impact of others’ behaviour on oneself through the opportunity to share experiences and discuss their impact
  • An opportunity to relate one’s own experiences and listen to those of others
  • The identification of solutions to issues raised by individuals/the group
  • The planning of a way forward to enhance group and individual performance.

The workshop is designed in a practical manner to create an interactive learning experience and utilises the Ancor Diversity DVD. The number of delegates should not exceed 15 and the workshop is normally conducted over 5 hours.

The workshop can be conducted in either Afrikaans or English and will be customised to suite your company’s specific circumstances.

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SUBSTANTIVE LABOUR LAW: 1 day

The objectives of this course are to develop the skills and knowledge of managers in substantive labour law and introduce them to skills required when dealing with discipline and dismissals at the workplace.  The course focuses on processes and procedures to follow, addresses legal principles when dealing with employment relationships including discipline and dismissals; overview of presenting cases within Dispute Resolution Institutions.

Specific outcomes include:

  • Overview of Labour Law’s
  • Principles of Substantive Labour Legislation
  • The Employment Relationship
  • Understand procedural and substantive fairness
  • Understand the Rules of Evidence
  • Overview of Presenting a Matter in Conciliation and Arbitration

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MANAGING DISCIPLINE AND DISCIPLINARY ENQUIRIES: 2 or 3 days

The objectives of this course are to develop the skill and knowledge of managers when dealing with discipline and dismissals in the workplace. The course focuses on processes and procedures to follow and addresses legal principles when dealing with discipline and dismissals.

Specific outcomes include:

  • Principles of Substantive Labour Legislation
  • The Employment Relationship
  • Understand procedural and substantive fairness
  • Handling a disciplinary incident when it occurs
  • Understanding the purpose of a disciplinary hearing
  • What a disciplinary hearing looks like
  • Knowing your Company specific procedures
  • Preparing for a hearing
  • The opening statement
  • Questioning techniques
  • Cross Questioning
  • Knowing the basic rules of evidence
  • How to perform in a disciplinary Hearing
  • Chairing a disciplinary hearing

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SUPERVISORY SKILLS TRAINING: 2 days

The objective of the course is to assist the learners in understanding their role as Supervisors by providing skills training in the key competency areas of there position. The course deals with the basic functions of a Supervisor in managing his/her daily tasks as well as the importance of dealing competently and effectively with performance and disciplinary issues. The course seeks to improve the effectiveness of the Supervisor in a positive manner, thereby improving labour relations and team spirit as well as improving goal achievement and productivity.

Specific outcomes include:

  • Understanding key characteristics of the Supervisors function/task
  • Effective communication
  • Team building and interpersonal relations
  • Problem solving and counseling skills
  • Basic performance management
  • Understanding basic Labour Relation principles
  • Handling corrective discipline – informal & formal
  • Understanding and applying Company procedures

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