Train and certify in order to keep yourself marketable
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)
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,”
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.
Liza du Plessis