Top employer accolade for Didata
The international conglomerate is a US$6.7 billion behemoth that has recently been ranked as one of the top five employers in the world. This ranking is based on independent annual research carried out by the Top Employers Institute. The stringent criteria that organizations are assessed on include talent management; leadership; training and development; and initiatives to attract, retain and engage employee talent.
Rowan Kleintjes, Managing Director of Dimension Data Namibia said: “Over the past five years great strides have been made regarding employees and their well-being. This has been done through various initiatives which have motivated and inspired our employees.” Dimension Data Namibia, part of the Ohlthaver & List Group, is 49% owned by Dimension Data Holdings.
Kleintjes said “After all, we are part of the Ohlthaver & List Group, which has been named Best Company To Work For, for the past 4 consecutive years, not only in Namibia but also in the SADC region.
Linda Fine, Dimension Data’s Human Resources Executive for Middle East and Africa, added: “In the highly competitive IT landscape, Dimension Data has a clear strategy to attract, engage, develop and retain talent. In the South African market we have had the honour of being accredited a Top Employer for the past six years and our recent accolade of being the industry winner in the Technology Services category in the recent 2015 awards is testimony to the investment we make in our people. In terms of young emerging talent, our Graduate Accelerate Programme (GAP) provides a structured 2-year programme which focuses on bringing new young graduates with fresh ideas into the business.”
“Our innovative Fast-Track programme helps grow and retain young up and coming talent in our organization and exposes them to all aspects of our business locally and globally. Our global Leadership Forum provides a multi-layered approach to support the ongoing development of our leaders. The investments we make in our people empower them to grow their skills and stay current in the fast-moving world of technology” she said.