Welcome to “Small Business Toolkit for Employing People” short course. This is a modular online course hosted by Damelin Online and facilitated by Attorney Marleen Potgieter.
Labour law is vital for mediating the relationship between employers, employees as well as government and trade unions. This course provides a summary of important principles from all the key labour acts which are important to know when employing people, when ensuring compliance and when things go wrong. Knowing what to extract from sometimes complex legislation is key in protecting yourself, from both the employer and the employee perspective.
By the end of the course, you will have the ability to set the ground rules and define terms and conditions of employment. You will understand the basic conditions of employment and what must be in an employment contract; unpack the constitutional right to fairness; be able to compile a basic performance management contract to set the standard required of your employees and, overall, you will be more effective and efficient when employing people.
40 CPD Points
Marleen Potgieter, a qualified lawyer, specialises in the fields of labour and employment law, engages and educates clients from government and corporate entities on implementing employment structures in the workplace. Marleen completed a BA degree from the University of Johannesburg, a BPROC from Unisa, and a Higher Diploma in Labour Law from the University of Johannesburg. Enthusiastic and passionate about educating people in the workplace, Marleen now specialises in management consulting and coaching, with a focus on managerial skills and how to improve employee relations, leadership skills and ultimately reduce conflict in the workplace. Marleen is the director of Equity Works, a dynamic and freethinking company that has built its name in the highly skilled provision of services around employment consulting, specialising in employment equity and transformation. Marleen co-authored a book, Unfair Discrimination in the Workplace, with Professor Darcy du Toit and has more recently published another book Social Media in the Workplace, published by Juta Publications.
Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.
You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.