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Train and certify in order to keep yourself marketable


 
PRLog - Jan. 14, 2014 - JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- With the level of competition for jobs on the increase in South Africa, there is a very real need for job seekers to keep up with the skills requirements of the market.  The soon-to-be enacted and somewhat controversial Youth Wage Subsidy/ Employment Tax Incentive Bill serves as a reminder to businesses about the role commerce can play in equipping the country’s youth to form part of- and contribute to the economy.

The legislation was formulated and presented as a means to address the country’s escalating level of unemployment amongst the youth. At its core, the Bill offers incentives to employers who bring on board young trainees, who, in turn, gain valuable workplace experience and on-the-job training whilst also earning a wage.

In much the same way Skills Development Levy and establishment of SETAs (Sector Education and Training Authorities) was brought about to encourage training and job experience, the Employment Tax Incentive Bill is designed to help businesses justify the costs of implementing apprenticeships and investing in individuals.

At the same time, HR experts advise candidates to enrich their skills base and their industry knowledge whilst gaining this invaluable workplace experience.

“People should adhere to the principle of life-long learning. Those entering the market should pursue every avenue to gain as much knowledge as possible… in this ever-changing market, irrespective of which industry or line of work that is chosen, it is critical to keep ones skills up to date and regularly keep tabs on developments,” explains Teryl Schroenn, CEO of Accsys.

The company is a member of the Business Connexion Group (BCX) and national supplier of people management software and hardware solutions within the HR, payroll and time & attendance space.

Accsys differentiated itself within its market when it established and offered Africa’s first online payroll qualification.

“Certification and acquiring formal recognition of study or practical work experience is a critical component in ensuring that candidates are empowered to attract the attention of potential employers,” Schroenn adds.

“Employers will do the maths in terms of the cost to company of a skilled employee against the value that they would derive from their skills. Certification demonstrates that the candidate, whilst they may have some workplace experience, also has proven theoretic knowledge,” she continues.

Leadership at Accsys believes that with applications flooding the market every day, certification certainly helps a candidate stand out.

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City/Town:Johannesburg - Gauteng - South Africa
Industry:Human resources, Technology
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