WINDHOEK, 28 APR – “This year’s theme for the upcoming Workers Day on 1 May 2018 is ‘uniting workers for social and economic advancement,’ which fits in well with our Group aspiration of being the best employer to the best people in Namibia,” says Andrew Kanime, Chief Human Resources Officer at the FNB Namibia.
“Our People Strategy is aimed at ensuring a mutually beneficial relationship between the FNB Group and all its employees, through creation of a great workplace that in turn provides for an engaged, happy and productive workforce”, adds Andrew. FNB Namibia has implemented numerous people programmes which are aimed at enhancing employees’ personal and professional lives within the Group. These include, amongst others, the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to deal with presenting challenges of both a personal and work-related nature; learning and development interventions such as graduate development and bursaries, etc. to capacitate staff for current and future responsibilities within the Group and the country at large as well as continuous engagement and communication enabling staff to air their views on all facets of the workplace.
“Our staff engagement and retention levels are higher than global benchmarks per the 2017 Best Company to Work for Survey results, which indicate that our employees are aligned to and have faith in the Group. We are very proud of our people and would like to thank them wholeheartedly for their commitment and dedication to the Group over the last 110 years of our existence in Namibia. Whilst as a Group we are proud of having been able to make significant contributions to economic growth and social development through employment creation, financing of industries and contribution to the fiscus, it is our people that carried the Group over the years and thereby enabled us to make a difference both in their lives and those of others workers within the country. It is against this backdrop that we would therefore like to wish our employees a great and restful workers’ day”, says Andrew.
FNB Namibia employs more than 2400 Namibians of which more than 75% are between the ages of 19 and 39. Further, 87% of the workforce comprises of the racially disadvantaged group and of this percentage 64% are women. “