Legal Compliance in Appointments and Promotion Workshop
The legalities involved in the appointment and promotions process can be a bumpy road - make sure you are up to speed with the latest law.
Who should attend
- Compliance Managers
- HR Managers/Officers
- Legal Practitioners
- Line managers
- Personnel Officers and Labour Consultants
- Private and Public Sector Employees
- Understand the legal framework in which recruitment, selection and promotion is located.
- Develop an awareness of what is entailed in the planning and preparation for recruitment, selection and promotion. Specifically, the gathering of relevant & complete information; the design of an appropriate and valid selection procedure; the identification of resources and methods needed; the development of selection criteria and control procedures.
- Be able to recruit applicants in an efficient and controlled manner; to screen applicants in an appropriate manner; to prepare a list of potential applicants for interview.
- Equip themselves in the selection process. Specifically, in appropriate verification methods; assessment against requirements for the post; interviewing techniques; justifiable and strategic selection processes; giving feedback; keeping records.
- Course design
- Domestic issues
- Introduction of delegates
- Objectives of the course
- Course materials
- The legislation
- The Employment Equity Bill – proposed amendments
- Fair and unfair discrimination
- Direct and indirect discrimination
- Defences to discrimination
- The leading cases on affirmative action
- Competency - based recruitment
- Fairness in the assessment process
- Are advertisements necessary at all?
- Internal & external applicants
- The wording of advertisements: the specification of job requirements and basic competencies
- Reaching the best candidates: effective advertising techniques
- Elements of a fair appointment
- Pre-interview selection: The short-listing process
- The constitution of the short-listing committee
- Rejecting applications and the furnishing of reasons
- Fairness to large numbers of applicants
- The interview and selection process
- Composition of the selection committee
- Drawing up relevant questions
- Recognition of prior learning or recognition of potential
- Targeted selection: Using a grid assessment system
- Interview skills
- References, pre- and post-selection medical tests and psychometric testing
- Formal and informal references
- The ILO code on protection of workers’ personal data
- Application forms
- Dealing with negative information
- Misrepresentation by an applicant
- When is a pre-selection or post-selection medical test fair?
- Leading cases on HIV testing
- Psychometric testing
- Rational and defensible decision making
- The job offer and contract of employment
- The categorization of the employee
- Assuming knowledge of employer policies
- Dispute resolution
- Disputes about unfair promotions
- Disputes about discrimination in recruitment and selection
- Disputes about the furnishing of a letter of appointment
- Appointments and promotions: Joinder
- Appointments and promotions: Arbitrator’s powers and relief
We have a panel of carefully selected trainers all of whom are legally qualified, have many years of experience as trainers and are often arbitrators/and or commissioners of the CCMA. Their extensive experience enables them to respond to ad hoc queries from delegates in a practical and empowering manner and is one of the factors which set us apart from the competition. Regular presenters include:
Ingrid Lewin is an admitted attorney who has practised and trained in the field of labour law and the management of industrial relations since 1989. She has served as an Acting Judge in the Labour Court and as a Senior Convening Commissioner at the CCMA. She has been involved with dispute resolution in both private and public sector bargaining councils and has trained CCMA commissioners, bargaining council officials, managers, employees, shop stewards and trade union officials on various aspects of labour law and practice.
Adv. James Matshekga is an admitted advocate of the Transvaal High Court and is an established scholar who has taught numerous legal subjects at various Universities. James is a part-time commissioner of the CCMA and a panellist for various bargaining councils in both public and private sectors. His vast experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution led to him serving as a panellist for multiple private dispute resolution bodies. He is also a seasoned disciplinary hearing chairperson. James is a senior trainer for LexisNexis (Pty) Ltd and has been training for us since 2009.
Date/s, venue/s and fees: To be announced.
Customised In-house Courses
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If you have 15 or more delegates we can conduct an onsite workshop specifically designed to meet your needs at a reduced cost. Speak to your Labour Training Division consultant or call us on 031 268 3505.