This service entails unlimited access for the client to a group of legal specialists to assist the client with telephonic advice as and when required concerning disciplinary action and poor work performance issues, and to assist the client with the drafting of charges, notices to attend disciplinary hearings, suspension notices and all documents related to procedural requirements.
In cases where the possible outcome of a disciplinary or capacity hearing concerning poor work performance may be a final written warning or dismissal, Paradigm Corporate Services will provide the client with a chairperson to conduct the hearings, and to provide the client with a written outcome.
In the event that an employee may refer a dispute to the CCMA or Bargaining Council, Paradigm Corporate Services will provide the client with assistance to prepare for such cases and where possible with representation at the CCMA or Bargaining Council.
At no cost to clients, and as part of the service, Paradigm Corporate Services will revise the Disciplinary Code and Procedure of clients and provide clients with a start-up training workshop concerning the preparation for and conduct of disciplinary hearings for misconduct and capacity hearings for cases of poor work performance.
The services mentioned above are primarily provided by Paradigm Corporate Services on a monthly retainer arrangement, specifically tailormade for each client.
Health and Safety is a term that incorporates the laws, rules, guidelines and processes which are aimed at the protection of employees, contractors and other third parties against harm at the workplace. Legislation places a duty on all employers to provide and maintain, as far as is reasonably practicable, a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health and wellbeing of its employees and third parties. Injuries on duty or occupational diseases as a result of poor Health and Safety Management can be very costly and can result in many serious direct and indirect consequences on the lives of employees, their families and on the employer.
The National Environmental Management Act, No. 107 of 1998 places a duty on every person, which includes employers, who causes, has caused or may cause significant pollution or degradation of the environment, to take reasonable measures to prevent such pollution or degradation from occurring, continuing or recurring.
Services in this regard will normally be preceded by a Gap-analysis audit on either Occupational Health and Safety aspects and/or any environmental requirements, as specifically requested by a client. Consequent thereto, each client will be provided with a detailed report with specific recommendations.
After the Gap-analysis audit and the written report received by the client, a service is made available to the client whereby Paradigm Corporate Services can assist a client with remedial steps to implement the recommendations made, and to proceed to compliance with any aspects found to be non-compliant, and also to assist the client with agreed periodic compliance monitoring maintenance mini audits.
Paradigm Corporate Services provides tailormade service packages to clients concerning corporate governance, assisting clients to ensure that they comply with the various corporate governance requirements contained in the Companies Act, No. 71 of 2008, including reporting requirements vis-à-vis the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (“CIPC”).
Paradigm Corporate Services attends to all CIPC required registrations for and on behalf of clients, as requested, e.g. change of directors, chief representative officers and change of address, auditors, name and business objectives, etc.
Paradigm Corporate Services also renders company secretarial services to clients, incorporating services such as referred to in section 88 of the Companies Act, with reference to the duties of company secretaries.
Payroll administration is one of the most common aspects of a business being outsourced, given its technical complexities, with reference to employing staff at substantial cost, having to be knowledgeable on the various legislative and contractual aspects concerning remuneration, tax and social benefit deductions, and reporting to designated authorities such as SARS and the Department of Labour (UIF) etc.
It is imperative for the payment of staff to be effected correctly and timeously, given debit orders and other financial obligations to be met timeously, and for the motivation and morale of staff.
Paradigm Corporate Services uses state of the art technology solutions to ensure efficient and timeous service delivery to its clients.
The staff complement of clients in respect of whom payroll services are rendered are not based only in South Africa, but also in other countries in Africa.
B-BBEE is an acronym for Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment.
B-BBEE aims to ensure that the economy of the country is structured and transformed to enable the meaningful participation of the majority of its citizens. B-BBEE ratings can be utilised to the advantage of a business, in providing it with a competitive edge when tendering for business, especially with State owned companies, Governmental Departments and Local Authorities, and may also be beneficial in procuring priority access to finance from Banks and other lending institutions.
Services in this regard will normally be preceded by a Gap-analysis audit to establish the B-BBEE compliance level of a client. Consequent thereto, each client will be provided with a detailed report with specific recommendations.
Services in this regard comprise the provision of advice and assistance to clients to adopt steps and processes in order to maximise points allocation for a client in order to enhance the B-BBEE compliance level of the client through a duly accredited agent.
In order to provide clients with a meaningful and cost effective worthwhile service, a Gap-Analysis Audit can be utilised, whereby clients are provided with a detailed written status report on its level of compliance, with detailed recommendations to achieve the required level of compliance, relevant to the particular business operations of the client. For instance, such audits can apply to compliance in respect of employment law, corporate governance, occupational health and safety and B-BBEE.
The cost for a Gap-Analysis Audit for each client will specifically be negotiated and tailormade in alignment with the requirements of the client.
Paradigm Corporate Services came into existence at the beginning of 2015 as a result of the consistent quest by clients to outsource certain aspects of their business, although being of importance to the operation of the business, but not being a core business activity. The next step was to identify a trustworthy and reliable service provider to provide peace of mind solutions to the required outsourced services, related to:
In order to be able to provide such services to clients, Paradigm Corporate Services sourced and engaged professional qualified staff, with legal qualifications, supported by collaborators and administrative support personnel, with extensive years of knowledge and experience in the particular fields.
Paradigm Corporate Services provides for a one-stop umbrella service, not only being cost effective but also promoting efficiency and productivity. Every client has the flexibility and freedom to structure a tailormade service package, without stringent long enduring binding contractual terms, but rather with the emphasis on client satisfaction, thereby promoting client retention.
The specialist services provided by Paradigm Corporate Services are performed by a team of professionally qualified, specialised and experienced individuals, whose collective professional careers span a number of decades.
The professional team members hold law degrees and have been active in their particular fields of expertise as practitioners or consultants to small, medium and large business enterprises in most economic sectors, thereby providing Paradigm Corporate Services with an intellectual bank of industry wide knowledge and experience.
Paradigm Corporate Services has a Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment status of a Level 4 Contributor, which means that our clients will qualify for a 100% procurement recognition in making use of our services.
Paradigm Corporate Services provides its services in relation to the Exercise of Discipline in the Workplace primarily on the basis of a cost effective monthly retainer fee arrangement, but also on a case-by-case quotation basis when so specifically required by clients from time to time.
The retainer fee contracts with clients are not bound to a specific period, and either party is entitled to exit the contract on an agreed written notice period.
The fees for services related to Occupational Health and Safety, Corporate Governance, Payroll Administration, Black Economic Empowerment and Gap-Analysis Audits are specifically negotiated on a tailormade basis for each client, dependent on their specific requirements and needs.
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33 Ballyclare Drive, Ballywoods Office Park
Ashwood House, Ground Floor,
Bryanston, Sandton, Gauteng
Republic of South Africa