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Employment Equity
Barrier Analysis

Our Employment Equity Barrier Analysis is a critical process aimed at identifying and understanding the obstacles that prevent the achievement of equal employment opportunities within an organization. This analysis is mandated by the Employment Equity Act (EEA), which seeks to redress historical imbalances and promote affirmative action in the workplace.


The following are key elements of our Employment Equity Barrier Analysis:


  • Identifying Barriers to Equity: The primary goal is to identify factors that hinder the equitable representation and treatment of designated groups (black people, women, and people with disabilities) in the workplace.

  • Analysis of Policies and Practices: This involves a thorough examination of all company policies, procedures, and practices, including recruitment, promotion, training, and remuneration, to identify any that may be unfairly discriminatory.

  • Workforce Profile Assessment: Analysing the current workforce composition to identify under-representation or over-representation of designated groups in various job categories and levels.

  • Examining Organizational Culture: Assessing the workplace culture to determine if it supports or hinders diversity and inclusion, and whether it contributes to any barriers to employment equity.

  • Reviewing Recruitment and Selection Processes: Evaluating recruitment and selection methods to ensure they are fair and do not inadvertently exclude members of designated groups.

  • Assessing Training and Development Opportunities: Looking at how training and development opportunities are allocated, ensuring they are accessible to all employees, especially those from designated groups.

  • Evaluating Promotion and Succession Planning: Investigating whether promotions and succession planning are conducted in a manner that is fair and equitable to all employees.

  • Salary and Benefits Analysis: Checking for any disparities in salary and benefits that may affect designated groups.

  • Employee Consultation and Feedback: Involving employees in the analysis process to gather insights about perceived or experienced barriers within the organization.

  • Compliance with Legal Requirements: Ensuring that the organization's practices align with the requirements of the EEA.

  • Developing an Action Plan: Based on the findings, developing a plan to address and remove the identified barriers, setting clear goals and timelines for achieving employment equity.

  • Monitoring and Reporting: Regular monitoring and reporting on the progress made in removing barriers and achieving employment equity goals.


Our barrier analysis provides fundamental information to organizations to not only comply with legal requirements but also to foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. It helps organizations to pinpoint specific areas that need improvement and to implement targeted strategies to address these issues.

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