Diversity and Transformation

Diversity and Transformation. Many South Africans believe that managing diversity and transformation are specifically South African issues. On the contrary, management of diversity is an important area in many countries. The level of movement of persons to find work increases this responsibility. Many countries have enacted legislation to prevent unfair discrimination; in South Africa this area includes the Employment Equity Act, and the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment legislation and sectoral charters. An understanding of the management of diversity within the workforce, and the legal requirements of legislation related to discrimination and affirmative action, are critical to effective human resource management.

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Failing to plan for workplace equality no excuse

Companies failing to prepare employment equity plans may shortly incur the wrath of the Labour Court. The Department of Labour announced that it was taking six companies to court over breaches of the Employment Equity Act (EEA).

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Employment Equity report deadline looming

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Deadline is looming for the submissions of Employment Equity reports by employers who fall under the “designated employer” definition.

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Companies to appear in court for no EEA plans

The Department of Labour’s Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) branch will be taking six companies to court for prosecution for failure to prepare employment equity plans.

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The key to engaging a multi-generational workforce

“There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organisation’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow.

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People plus planet equals talent magnet

CSR and sustainability programmes form a crucial link with profitability, research reveals – and they are also emerging as a key differentiator in the recruitment process.

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More businesses adopt a tough stance on sexual harassment

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More businesses adopt a tough stance on sexual harassment Johan Botes, Partner and Head of Employment and Compensation at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg More businesses are adopting a tough stance on sexual harassment.

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Employment of foreigners

Recently former Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, announced that the Department of Home Affairs will move to punish employers who employ persons with illegal documents or no documents, instead of focusing on prosecution of undocumented employees.

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Employment equity problems and solutions

The 17th commission on Employment Equity Report was released last week and shows very little progress towards the achievement of change. Why is this and why are companies not responding and doing more?

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EE annual report calls for harsher punishments

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The 2016 Employment Equity (EE) Annual Report for the 2015/2016 reporting year, released on 10 May 2017, showed that 68% of the South Africa's management positions are still held by white employee, while African employees occupy only 14.4% of managerial posts.

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