Employees are one of the most important assets in any organisation and therefore skills planning plays an important role in companies. We firmly believe that a well-structured Skills Planning Strategy will support the overall strategy of the company. It is important to determine that the right people are employed and how an investment in their development will support the strategic objectives of the business.
Our Approach to Skills Development is unapologetically B-BBEE scorecard driven and seeks to incorporate as many gain factors as possible. This allows you to obtain the highest possible score on the B-BBEE scorecard with the smallest net investment.
The key strategy drivers are:
As is the case with sport, it is not the effort that counts, it is the scoreboard, or in this instance, the B-BBEE scorecard. Your Skills Development plan will ensure you maximise on your B-BBEE scorecard and secure all your required points.
A well-structured skills programme does not have to be an unaffordable expense. The plan should ensure that the costs of the programmes are optimised.
A skills programme is not sustainable if it does not provide a clear and concise business benefit. It is important to make sure that programmes and learners are selected in the best interest of the company.
Programmes need to align with your business culture. Companies that expect high-quality output from their staff need to ensure that high quality training programmes are implemented. Such programmes will ensure business benefit as well as employee enthusiasm and retention.
While the B-BBEE Codes only recognise the development of black people, companies should ensure that development and growth are available for all their employees.
Matching skills programmes with career planning of the individual learner is very important for effectiveness and sustainability. Developing staff for the sake of development can be counterproductive if their respective career plans and current level of skills are not factored in.
It is critical that there is no fronting or misrepresentation in any programme or BEE claim. Any strategy that is put in place needs to meet the objectives and the letter of the requirements.