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Employee profile as at September 2008 >

Total number of employees in South Africa
 

 

                   
    Male       Female     Total  
Occupational levels African Coloured Indian White  African Coloured Indian White  2008  
Top management 6 3 44  5 61  
Senior management 9 4 6 110  3 1 3 22  158  
Professionally qualified, experienced                    
specialists and middle management 23 26 30 344  15 6 14 135  593  
Skilled technical and academically                    
qualified workers, junior management,                    
supervisors, foremen and superintendents 383 100 100 642  133 86 56 340  1 840  
Semi-skilled and discretionary decision                    
making 821 99 64 187  256 95 39 194  1 755  
Unskilled and defined decision-making 357 12 1 1 365 22 2 11  1 773  
Total permanent 1 599 241 204 1 330  1 777 210 114 705  6 180  
Contract workers 67 9 11 50  26 34 5 13  215  
Temporary 152 33 3 11  147 182 8 31  567  
Trainees 7 1 2 1 1 1 —  17  
Total non-permanent 226 43 16 65  174 217 14 44  799  
Total 1 825 284 220 1 395  1 951 427 128 749  6 979  
                     
Total number of employees in foreign countries                    
Occupational levels                    
Top management                 4  
Senior management   12  
Professionally qualified, experienced specialists and middle management   21  
Skilled technical and academically qualified workers, junior management, supervisors, foremen and superintendents   19  
Semi-skilled and discretionary decision-making   161  
Unskilled and defined decision-making   0  
Total permanent                 217  
Contract workers                 0  
Temporary                 0  
Total non-permanent                 0  
Total                 217  
Total number of employees in the group (South Africa and those employed in foreign countries)   7 196  
 
   

Human resources >

The group’s corporate social investment, employment equity, BBBEE and all other social activities have been integrated into the human resources strategies and activities.

The Reunert College coordinates the skills development programme in each group company. College employees are responsible for introducing the group’s mentorship programme. This approach helps college students’ progress from being learners to employees, and provides ongoing growth and development opportunities for existing Reunert staff who participate in the programme.

The group skills development forum meets four times a year and coordinates all the group activities. The targets for skills development, as set out in the national skills development strategy, are discussed at this forum. All Reunert companies have contributed substantially to this strategy.

All skills-related legislation and standards are discussed at the forum to ensure Reunert companies keep abreast of current skills development policy and practices.

Succession plans are in place at all Reunert companies and candidates with the potential to replace key staff have been identified. Specifically, a successor for each general manager has been identified and, where appropriate, will receive further training. In addition, each Reunert company, with due regard to its own strategic direction and challenges, identifies on an annual basis additional skills that may become critical in future. Where a sufficient pool of talent is not already available, plans are in place to find or develop such talent.

Group companies continue to build on their sound relationships with trade unions, many of which have been in place since 1985. During 2008, there were no major industrial relations incidents in the group.

The group’s reward system is based on a total package concept to provide employees with maximum flexibility. Group companies are participating members in at least five medical schemes and employees are encouraged to select their own schemes. Where a company’s administration cannot provide for multiple schemes, employees can still make their own administration arrangements to enable them to join alternative schemes.

A new investment strategy put in place for the Reunert Retirement Fund has proved successful. All employees now have access to a userfriendly, sophisticated planning tool which enables them to make own investment choices based on their individual retirement needs.

 
 
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