Employees keen on learning improve their qualifications with GIPF financial assistance
The acting General Manager of Marketing and Stakeholder Engagement at the Government Institutions Pension Fund, Morna Ikosa, said the fund’s investment in its own employees has delivered major dividends recently when eighteen employees graduated.
The successful employees obtained degrees in various disciplines with financial assistance under the pension fund’s Employee Educational Financial Assistance programme. Nine of the graduandi have completed Masters degrees.
The programme is part of the funds’ human capital development drive that provides employees keen on improving their academic credentials with learning and development opportunities. The programme also feeds into the development and retention of talent within the GIPF.
“In line with the funds’ strategy to position itself as an Employer of Choice, the GIPF will continue to invest in its staff, and ensure that professionals with the right skills fill the right positions. In doing so the GIPF will continue to attract and retain talent, as well as develop and grow existing skills,” said Ikosa.
The GIPF employs a Performance Management System to ensure an in-house culture of high-level service delivery.
“At the GIPF you are part of a fund that offers a career, not just a job,” she quipped.