WINDHOEK: The Motor-Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund has been named the best company to work for in Namibia in the 2012 Deloitte ‘Best Company to Work For’ survey.
A media statement issued here on Tuesday by the MVA’s Manager for Corporate Communication, Catherine Shipushu said the fund scooped the top award in the medium-size category of companies with 50 to 500 employees, ahead of three other participating companies.
The fund attained the second place in the same competition behind the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group of Companies last year.
The survey aims to identify and celebrate the best companies to work for across the southern African region as rated by the companies’ employees, and looks at various aspects of employment such as overall job satisfaction, performance and recognition, career development and remuneration.
“The MVA Fund’s human relations strategy is pinned on creating a working environment that enables systematic career development. To this end, substantial emphasis is placed on fostering outstanding leadership, continuous talent and personal development.
Ultimately, the focus is on investing in employees and assisting them to acquire the skills that enable personal growth and development,” the statement read.
This, it said, qualifies the fund to receive the award, adding that being recognised by its employees as an employer of choice is even more relevant at present as the local market is rife with strikes and employees expressing dissatisfaction with their work environments, compensation and other factors related to general employment conditions.
The statement said the award, which was highly contested by private and public companies alike, manifests the MVA employees’ trust and faith in the fund’s leadership to anticipate and meet their needs and expectations.
It further stated that the fund’s head of Organisational Development and Performance Management also scooped the Human Resources (HR) Business Partner of the Year award at the recent Institute for People Management (IPM) Namibia awards.
The award is conferred on an individual who plays an important management role and has a proven track record of excellence in developing and implementing people strategies and plans that enable the business strategy.