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How to set achievable EE Numerical Goals for your next EE Plan

Half-day webinar: 21 April 2021

For small or large organisations, and for subsidiaries/divisions and regional operations/offices across South Africa

EE Goals have to be set every time you to develop a new EE Plan. There is nothing in the EE Act, Codes of Good Practices or Regulations that guide EE and HR practitioners in regard to this. The process of setting achievable and effective EE Goals is more complex than meets the eye, and there are a range of factors and processes that need to be taken into consideration when setting EE Goals. These include:

  1. Legal requirements and case law that impact on EE Goal setting.
  2. The size of the organisation, its structures and locality of its operations.
  3. For which structures and operations, if any, should EE Goals be set?
  4. Can these to be aggregated into Organisational Goals and, if so, how?
  5. Who should you involve in EE Goal setting?
  6. How to empower line managers to take ownership of EE Goals and their achievement.
  7. The correctness or otherwise of all relevant source data aspects to be used in the setting of EE Goals.
  8. The different variables that impact on the number of opportunities that are likely to arise during the period of the EE Plan and, as a result, EE Goals setting.
  9. How technology can be used effectively in the setting of EE Goals.
  10. Setting of Goals for Persons with Disabilities.
  11. How to ensure achievement of EE Goals.

Our high-level EE specialists will take you through the challenges of EE Goal setting and all of the above factors and processes, and expose you to technology that you can use that simplifies it all.

Fees per delegate
R1 250 (excl VAT)

Attendance Certificates will be issued and the cost of the workshop can be claimed as Skills Development and Procurement points for B-BBEE.

EES-SIYAKHA is a Level 2
B-BBEE Contributo
r

PROGRAMME
08.30 – 10.30

•    Welcome and introduction

•    Participants’ EE Goal Setting challenges and course expectations

•    Aspects of the EE Act as amended relevant to EE Goal Setting

•    The Basics of setting EE Goals aligned to the requirements of the EE Act

•    Planning your EE Goals Setting

      o   Larger Organisations/Organisations with multiple operations – how does one go about EE Goal setting? One, or multiple Goals, and for which Operations/Divisions/Businesses

      o   Provincial vs National EAP

      o   Case law handout

      o   Who should be involved in the setting of EE Goals and sign them off

10.30 – 11.00 Break
11.00 – 12.30

•    Preparation for EE Goals setting

      o   Workforce Profile and EE Goal setting source data

           ■  Minimum requirements

           ■  Checking the correctness of these aspects

           ■  Reviewing of Job Evaluation Grade and EEA 9 allocations

           ■  Vetting your declared PWD against the definition in the Act

      o   Relevant variable that impact on the number of opportunities, and as a result, EE Goals setting that need to be collected in advance

•    Using technology to set EE Goals

      o   Selecting a desired EE Goal

      o   Factoring in of variables

      o   Deciding what is achievable having regard to the number of opportunities and availability of Suitably Qualified Persons

      o   Finalising your % Black and D-G Goal

•    Setting Goals for Persons with Disabilities

•    How to ensure achievement of EE Goals so set

12.30 Closure

EE Act Amendment Bill

Half-day webinar: 28 April 2021

The 2020 EE Act Amendments, inter alia, introduces the requirement of obtaining EE certificates from the Minister in order to do business with any arm of the State and introduces Sector Targets. This webinar will update you on all these new requirements and changes.

Fees per delegate
R1 250 (excl VAT)

Attendance Certificates will be issued and the cost of the workshop can be claimed as Skills Development and Procurement points for B-BBEE.

EES-SIYAKHA is a Level 2
B-BBEE Contributo
r

Preparing for your next EE Plan: How to conduct a compliant Barriers Analysis

Half-day webinar: 05 May 2021

The EE Act and Codes of Good Practices are silent regarding how an employer should go about its Section 19 (1) Barriers Analysis. This very often results in Designated Employers being found to be non-compliant with regard to the conducting of their Barriers Analyses when under D-G Review.

This webinar fills this gap and not only ensures that you are fully compliant in the conducting of your section 19 Analyses, but also that shares Best EE Practice with regard thereto.

Fees per delegate
R1 250 (excl VAT)

Attendance Certificates will be issued and the cost of the workshop can be claimed as Skills Development and Procurement points for B-BBEE.

EES-SIYAKHA is a Level 2
B-BBEE Contributo
r

PROGRAMME

8.30 – 9.00

Familiarisation with Zoom, going through programme and preparing list of Barriers Analysis Challenges and Course Expectations

9.00 – 10.30

·    Welcome and introduction

·    Participants’ Barriers Analysis challenges and expectations

·    Aspects of the EE Act as amended relevant to Barriers Analysis:

o   Definitions as amended

o   Affirmative Action and its purpose

o   The duties of the employer:

§  Consultation

§  The requirements of the Section 19 barriers Analysis

o   Code of Good Practice on the Preparation, Implementation, and Monitoring of Employment Equity Plans and the Categories required to be analysed

o   Code of Good Practice on the Integration of Employment Equity into Human Resource Policies and Practices and Aspects required to be analysed therein

o   Categories listed in EEA2, EEA12 and EEA13

10.30 – 10.35

Tea/coffee fetching/body break

10.35 – 12.30

·    Understanding what an employer needs to do in practice to comply

o   Barrier Analysis

§  Rationale and assumptions of EE Act’s requirement

§  What the EE Act requires to be analysed

o   Identifying Barriers in Policies, Procedures, and Practices

§  Understanding

§  What needs to be analysed?

§  Who should be involved? 

§  The process that needs to be followed

§  What constitutes barriers in Policies and Procedures?

§  What needs to be analysed in identifying barriers in Practices?

§  Methodology to be applied in identifying barriers

§  Practical exercise to improve understanding of what to look for when identifying barriers in Policies, Procedures and Practices

§  What the barriers analysis outcomes should like (sample material)

o   Identifying Barriers in Working Environment (inclusive of Corporate Culture and Diversity Inclusion)

§  Understanding

§  What needs to be analysed?

§  Who should be involved?

§  The process that needs to be followed

§  What constitutes a barrier in the Working Environment?

§  Methodology to be applied

§  Practical exercise to improve understanding of what to look for when identifying barriers in the Working Environment

§  What the barriers analysis outcomes should like (samples)

o   Verification of barriers identified

·    Record keeping for DoL visits or reviews

·    What DoL Inspectors will be looking out for   

12.30

Closure

 

Preparing for your next EE Plan: The development of meaningful Affirmative Action (AA) Measures

Half-day webinar: 12 May 2021

A designated Employer’s AA Measures is potentially the biggest gamechanger in bringing about transformation in the workplace and increasing an employer’s Management Control score on the B-BBEE scorecard.

In order for them to have any impact on Workplace Transformation they need to meet two important criteria.

The first is that they are required to remove the barriers to the advancement of persons from designated identified in the Section 19 Analysis. The second is that they should adhere to the SMART principle, namely specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time bound. They further need to meet the requirements of the EE Act and Regulations.

This webinar will address all the above issues and empower you to draw meaningful AA Measures for your next EE Plan. 

Fees per delegate
R1 250 (excl VAT)

Attendance Certificates will be issued and the cost of the workshop can be claimed as Skills Development and Procurement points for B-BBEE.

EES-SIYAKHA is a Level 2
B-BBEE Contributo
r

PROGRAMME
8.30 – 9.00 Familiarisation with Zoom, going through programme and preparing list of Barriers Analysis Challenges and Course Expectations
9.00 – 10.30

·    Welcome and introduction

·    Participants’ AA Measures challenges and expectations

o   Affirmative Action and its purpose

o   AA Measures

o   The duties of the employer

§  Consultation

§  Matters for Consultation

§  The EE Plan and development of AA Measures

§  Provisions in the EEA12 and EEA13 with regard to AA Measures and Objectives

10.30 – 10.35 Tea/coffee fetching/body break
10.35 – 12.30

·    Understanding what an employer needs to do in practice to comply

o   AA Measures and Non-Numerical Goals

§  The relationship between barriers findings and the development of AA Measures

§  The intended purpose of AA Measures

§  Practical examples and exercises by subject-matter expert that will improve understanding of the development and formulation of AA Measures and Non-Numerical Goals

§  Practical exercise to improve understanding of how AA Measures should be formulated

§  Practical samples of AA Measures

§  Determination of time frames and responsibilities

·    Record keeping for DoL visits or reviews

·    What DoL Inspectors will be looking out for

12.30 Closure

 

Preparing for your next EE Plan: Developing a user-friendly and practical EE Plan

Half-day webinar: 19 May 2021

In 2014 the DoL issued new Regulations which included the EEA 13, described therein as a ‘Template for Employment Equity Plan in terms of Section 20 of the Act’.
Whilst the EEA13 template is an extremely useful instrument for fulfilling its purpose, namely to ensure Designated Employers’ EE Plans comply with the requirements of Section 20, it is only a Template, and in fact very user unfriendly in contextualising the Plan and how it was developed, and in serving as a practical implementation tool. It furthermore omits certain critical legal requirements such as strategies in support of Numerical Goals and Non-Numerical Goals.

This webinar has been designed to assist participants to develop user friendly EE Plan, based on the Template, but which addresses all the above inadequacies of the EEA13.

Fees per delegate
R1 250 (excl VAT)

Attendance Certificates will be issued and the cost of the workshop can be claimed as Skills Development and Procurement points for B-BBEE.

EES-SIYAKHA is a Level 2
B-BBEE Contributo
r

PROGRAMME
8.30 – 9.00 Preparation: Familiarisation with Zoom, going through programme and preparing list of Barriers Analysis Challenges and Course Expectations
9.00 – 10.30

·    Welcome and introduction

·    Participants’ EE Plan challenges and expectations

·    Aspects of the EE Act as amended relevant to the development of the EE Plan:

o   The duties of the employer:

§  Consultation

§  Matters for Consultation

§  The Preparation of the Employment Equity Plan

o   EE Plan requirements as per the Act

o   EEA13 Template

o   Identifying deficiencies in the EEA13 Template (exercise)

10.30 – 10.35 Tea/coffee fetching/body break
10.35 – 12.30

·    The EE Plan

o   Desirability of using EEA13 for EE Plan

o   Introduction to EE Plan

o   Inclusion of what was done in order to develop the EE Plan

o   Objectives for each year of the Plan

o   Non-Numerical Goals

o   Strategies in Support of Numerical Goals

§  EE Goals Management Policy

§  Other strategies to identify and prepare talent

o   Senior Managers responsible

o   Monitoring and evaluation procedures

o   Dispute Resolution Procedures

o   Practical example of what and EE Plan should look like

·    Record keeping for DoL visits or reviews

·    What DoL Inspectors will be looking out for

12.30 Closure

 

How to effectively monitor and evaluate your EE Plan and its implementation

Half-day webinar: 26 May 2021

Whilst the EE Act requires an employer to consult with workforce representatives regarding the implementation of its EE Plan and to state in its EE Plan the persons in the workforce responsible for monitoring and implementing the Plan, the EE Act, Codes and Regulations are silent on how an employer is to do so and manage its EE transformation.

To effectively monitor and evaluate the implementation of its EE Plan a Designated Employer needs to put in place at least the following:

  1. The establishment of a special transformation (management) structure.
  2. Develop and prepare an EE Reporting Template to be used for monitoring and evaluation of EE
  3. Institutionalise the management of EE transformation.

This webinar will deal with each of the above aspects and provide participants with the necessary insight on the structures, processes and tools required for the effective implementation of its EE Plan. 

Fees per delegate
R1 250 (excl VAT)

Attendance Certificates will be issued and the cost of the workshop can be claimed as Skills Development and Procurement points for B-BBEE.

EES-SIYAKHA is a Level 2
B-BBEE Contributo
r

PROGRAMME
8.30 – 9.00 Familiarisation with Zoom, going through programme and preparing list of Barriers Analysis Challenges and Course Expectations
9.00 – 10.30

·    Welcome and introduction

·    Participants’ EE monitoring and evaluation challenges and expectations

·    Aspects of the EE Act as amended relevant to monitoring and evaluation:

o   The duties of the employer:

§  Consultation

§  Matters for Consultation

§  Implementation of the Employment Equity Plan

§  EE Plan requirements as per the Act

§  Implementation

§  Procedures to monitor and evaluate implementation

§  Provisions in the EEA13 with regard to monitoring and evaluation

10.30 – 10.35 Tea/coffee fetching/body break
10.35 – 12.30

·    Understanding what an employer needs to do in practice to comply

o   Implementation of the EE Plan

§  Need for AA Measures and Objectives Project Plan each year

§  Division of responsibility between implementation, and monitoring and evaluation

§  The need for real time identification of underrepresented groups and how technology and the application of EE Goals Management procedures can be used to implement EE Numerical Goals

o   Monitoring and evaluation

§  The role of the EE Committee/Forum (‘EEC’) in monitoring and evaluating

§  Composition and establishment of EEC

§  The need for (an) EE Management Structure(s), their role and function

§  The role of EE Reporting Templates in Managing EE

§  EE Reporting Templates

§  Monitoring, evaluation, communication and reporting

§  Documenting monitoring and evaluation mechanisms

§  Institutionalisation of EE Management

·    Record keeping for DoL visits or reviews

·    What DoL Inspectors and D-G will be looking out for and the EEA 7

·    Powers of the D-G of the DoL in the event of non-implementation of the EE Plan

12.30 Closure

 

Preparing your EEA2 and amended EEA4 Reports

Half-day webinar: 02 June 2021

Every Designated Employer has to complete an EEA2 and EEA4 Report every year.

In 2019 the EEA4 Report was significantly amended to include new concepts such as: 

  • Fixed variable and total remuneration
  • Average annual remuneration of the Top 10% of your Top Earners
  • Average annual remuneration for the Bottom 10% of your Bottom Earners
  • Median earners remuneration in your organisation

This webinar is aimed at providing you with practical assistance in completing both your EEA2 and EEA4 Reports and, in particular, understanding of the above new concepts and how to perform the calculations that will enable you to provide the correct answers in their EEA4 Reports.

It will also deal with the provision of reasons for identified Income Differentials, and guidance with regards to answering the qualitative questions at the end of the EEA4 Report.

Fees per delegate
R1 250 (excl VAT)

Attendance Certificates will be issued and the cost of the workshop can be claimed as Skills Development and Procurement points for B-BBEE.

EES-SIYAKHA is a Level 2
B-BBEE Contributo
r

PROGRAMME
8.30 – 9.00 Familiarisation with Zoom, going through programme and preparing list of Barriers Analysis Challenges and Course Expectations
9.00 – 11.00

·    Welcome and introduction

·    Participants’ EE Plan challenges and expectations

·    Aspects of the EE Act as amended relevant to EEA 2 and EEA4 Reporting:

o   The duties of the employer:

§  Consultation

§  EE Reporting

o   Employment Equity Act provisions relevant to EEA2

o   Employment Equity Act provisions relevant to EEA4

o   2014 Employment Equity Act Regulations relevant to EEA2

o   2014 Employment Equity Act Regulations relevant to EEA4

·    Practical assistance in completing your EEA2 Report

·    Group Exercise

11.00 – 11.05 Tea/coffee fetching/body break
11.05 – 12.30

·    Using technology to save you time when completing your EE Plan and reporting

·    Online Reporting

o   What to do and not to do when Reporting Online

·    The 2019 Amendments to the 2014 EE Act Regulations

o   Rationale behind amendments

o   New Section D

§  Fixed/Guaranteed annualised salaries per occupational level, race, and gender

§  Variable annualised salaries per occupational level, race and gender

§  Highest total remuneration per race and gender

§  Lowest total remuneration per race and gender

o   New Section E

§  Average annual pay for the top 10% of your workforce

§  Average annual pay for the bottom 10% of your workforce

§  Average annual pay for the median earners of your workforce

§  Policies and gaps required to be closed

§  Group Exercise

·    Using technology to perform the calculations and save you time when completing your EEA4 Report

·    Record keeping for DoL visits or reviews

12.30 Closure

 

Income Differentials and developing a Gap Policy

Half-day webinar: 09 June 2021

The new EEA4 now indirectly requires Designated Employers to have a policy in place to address and close the vertical gap between the highest and lowest paid employees in its workforce.

This workshop deals with the following aspects:

  • The new EEA4 requirements
  • The rationale behind the new EEA4 and what Government is trying to achieve
  • What determines the Vertical Gap
  • What are the options available to a Designated Employers to close the Vertical Gap?
  • The role of management in the formulation of this policy
  • What should be included in such a policy

Fees per delegate
R1 250 (excl VAT)

Attendance Certificates will be issued and the cost of the workshop can be claimed as Skills Development and Procurement points for B-BBEE.

EES-SIYAKHA is a Level 2
B-BBEE Contributo
r

PROGRAMME
9.00 – 9.15 Familiarisation with Zoom, going through programme and preparing list of Barriers Analysis Challenges and Course Expectations
9.15 – 10.00

·    Welcome and introduction

·    Participants’ EE Plan challenges and expectations

·    Recap of 2019 Amendments to the 2014 EE Act Regulations

o   Rationale behind amendments

o   New criteria and requirements for EEA4 Reporting

o   New Section D replacing previous Section D

o   New Section E

·    Recap of average Top 10% and Bottom 10% and median calculations

·    Group Exercise

10.00 – 10.05 Tea/coffee fetching/body break
10.05 – 11.00

·    Using technology to perform the calculations and save you time when completing your EEA4 Report

·    What is a desired Wage Gap ratio?

·    Developing a Vertical Gap Policy

11.00 Closure

 

Contact: Mathe Peete

Phone

+27 78 031 3898

Email

mathe@eess.co.za