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O&L continues to lead the pack

Partner at Deloitte, Ramsey McDonald believes living in a developing world requires new and innovative approaches to leading business, quite different to those required in a first world market.

Partner at Deloitte, Ramsey McDonald believes living in a developing world requires new and innovative approaches to leading business, quite different to those required in a first world market.

The Ohlthaver and List Group was recently crowned again the Best Company to Work For. The fourth instalment of the Best Company to Work For survey, held by Deloitte came to an end and saw the entrance of Trustco Group Holdings Limited and Telecom Namibia whom participated in the Large Size Category, and Agricultural Bank of Namibia which participated in the Medium Size Category.
The survey which is is conducted annually by Deloitte was launched in Namibia in 2011 and has since been held in South Africa, Botswana, and Kenya.
It is also the second year in a row that Namibia saw an increase in participation with a total number of 15 companies taking part compared to last year’s 11. Moreover, the number of employees interviewed during this year’s survey increased from 7051 in 2013 to 12,550.
The survey was held under the theme Lead and Develop. The message from Deloitte Namibia partner, Ramsay McDonald was clear that living in a developing world requires new and innovative approaches to leading business, quite different to those required in a first world market. McDonald added, “It is clear then that leading and developing people will need to be dealt with in new and energetic ways. These new approaches will ensure competitiveness in this constantly changing world of business.”

Apart from the benefits of Industry, Size Category and Regional benchmarking, each participating organisation gains invaluable insights into the reported employment priorities and experiences of its employees which can serve as the basis to optimise their overall employment experience and thereby enhance the organisation’s performance and status as a recognised employer of choice. For the third year in a row the top three survey indicators identified by employees include; sense of confidence, job satisfaction, operational effectiveness.
In the Large Size Category, The Ohlthaver and List Group was crowned the best company to work for. In the Medium Size Category, Santam Namibia walked away with the honours. First time entrant Trustco Group Holdings earned a respectable third place, only to be topped by Old Mutual Namibia.

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