The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA Fund) has raised Botswana’s banner high by scooping three awards at the Deloitte 2011 Best Company to Work for Survey awards event held at the Monte Casino in Johannesburg, South Africa.┬á
“The Deloitte Best Company to Work for Survey is a regional event in which South Africa, Botswana and Namibia take part,” Bruce Podmore of Deloitte told The Telegraph.
Podmore stated that the awards have been held in South Africa since 2000. They only started featuring Botswana in 2010, including only parastatals. This year the survey was extended to the private sector as a whole.
The aim of the Survey is to indentify ‘Employers of Choice’ and to offer participating organisations valuable insight into the perceptions and workplace experience of their employees.
MVA Fund from Botswana walked away with three awards this year for “Overall best organisation to work for in Botswana, Best Parastatal to work for in Botswana and the Standard Excellence Achievers Award”.┬á
According to a media release from the MVA Fund, “Of the 52 companies that reached the benchmark to qualify for the Standard Excellence Achievers Award, MVA Fund was the only Botswana Company.”
MVA Fund Chief Executive Officer, Cross Kgosidiile, said winning the awards “is a clear indication of our team’s engagement with the Fund and our collective commitment and dedication to serve our stakeholders”.
According to Kgosidiile, the awards showcased his organisation’s effective talent management and staff retention strategies. He added that these abilities had enabled a very low staff turnover of less than 4 percent over the past three years. “In an environment that offers skilled workforce the best migration opportunities, we regard the Fund as our home,” Kgosidiile said.
As a result of winning the awards, the MVA Fund will be a part of a seminar organised by Deloitte later this year at the Monte Casio.
Podmore told this newspaper that participants will sit before a panel of judges and answer questions about their organisation. A similar event will also be held in Botswana at a later stage.