HOW WILL THE EMPLOYER BENEFIT?
An effective Defence Force will help to ensure a safe and secure national and local environment, in which South Africa can develop and prosper. Some direct benefits of Reserve Force military service are that it delivers personnel with military skills and experience to the economy who;
◦have a strong sense of loyalty, duty and discipline;
◦are a better motivated work force;
◦can both follow and lead;
◦know how to work in a team;
◦can think under stress and know how to communicate;
◦have leadership qualities and management capabilities;
◦can serve as a good example of a firm or industry’s attitude and commitment to national defence.
HOW CAN THE EMPLOYER ASSIST?
Employers and community leaders at all levels are encouraged to support those employees wishing to join the Reserve Forces by:
◦allowing leave for military service;
◦not discriminating against employees who volunteer for military service;
◦incorporating planning for periods of military service by employees in the annual special leave schedule of the company;
◦supporting the marketing of and recruitment for the Reserve System within their organisation and among their peers.