Deloitte Namibia launches 2016 best employer survey

22 Apr 2016 13:30pm
WINDHOEK, 22 APR (NAMPA) – Auditing firm Deloitte Namibia has called on all companies in the country to participate in its annual 'Best Company to Work For (BCWF)' survey.
The survey has been conducted in Namibia annually since 2011 to identify and celebrate the best companies to work for as rated by their most important stakeholder group - their employees.
The survey application forms and questionnaires are available on the company website until 10 June 2016. The survey differs this year by looking at employees’ engagement and how an organisation’s design has adapted to changes in the workplace.
“The survey has moved away from the traditional benchmark measurement of employer of choice status to a more focused internal measurement of employee engagement and with improved online access to results, facilitates a better understanding of employee sentiment across key demographics,” Deloitte Namibia's business unit leader for the audit practice, Ramsay McDonald said during the launch of the survey on Thursday.
Speaking at the same occasion, Deloitte Namibia Human Capital Lead Retuura Ballotti noted that organisational design, leadership and employee engagement are the main human capital challenges facing organisations today in their shared drive for growth.
She said this referring to Deloitte’s recently conducted research study titled ‘Global Human Capital Trends 2016: The new organisation: Different by design’.
Ballotti emphasised that although these human capital challenges facing the workplace today are recognised, organisations are still failing to take action to adapt their organisational designs, engage their staff and develop leaders who are effective as individuals and in teams.
Ballotti, thus, said the Deloitte’s BCWF provides organisations with a platform to gain insights into how employees experience the workplace, which is crucial to adapting their organisational design, shaping their engagement strategies and informing their leadership and ensuring they hold on to their key talent.
Since its inception, the survey has seen a steady increase in participation of employers with 19 in 2015, nearly double that of 2011 (10). In the five years the survey has been conducted in Namibia, a total of 37 companies have participated. In 2015, participating companies employed a total of 12 152 employees; 2 255 in the small/medium size category and 9 897 employees in the large size company category of which 4 378 employees were surveyed.
During the 2015 survey, the Trustco Group was voted the winner in the Large Company Category, while Old Mutual and Agra took second and third place respectively. The Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund scooped the number one spot under the Small and Medium-sized category, with the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (Namfisa) second and Santam in third place.
The results of the 2016 survey will be announced on 14 October 2016.