A New Career Development Model For South Africa: Addressing Inequity Of The Black WorkForce
Keywords:Career Development, Employee Wellness, Occupational Justice, Coaching, Employee Assistance Wellness, Black Employee
It is argued that the Black employee career experience and development is different from that of their Caucasian counterparts due to their socio-economic background in South Africa (Watson & Stead, 2001). This experience results from the emerging Black workforce being subject to the ramifications of historical inequities (De Beer, Rothmann Jr, & Pienaar, 2016). These historical inequities influence various areas of career development such as education, skills development and social networks. The contemplated research examines the above by analysing seminal literature from Employee Wellness Theory, Social Justice Theory and Human Resources Development Theory. The research aims to construct a new conceptual framework that better integrates theory with praxis. In particular, the research examines the influence of historical inequities on employee career development in South Africa through a triangulation research approach, including existing literature review, content analysis of company and government data combined with interviewing selected experts from private sector companies. The envisaged framework may provide a basis for debate, discussion, and support to promote further research in the future.