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Employer of Choice

The Best Company to Work For Survey (BCTWF) is conducted by Deloitte & Touche South Africa once a year. For the Group it was very clear from the beginning that, in order to achieve this objective, value needed to be added to its employees’ experiences at the workplace, thereby creating a motivated workforce. Furthermore BCTWF is a strategic objective assisting the company to benchmark its employment practices against best people practices in the industry. It provides the company with an objective insight on how its employees perceive and experience the company, which gives the company the opportunity to improve and exceed employee expectations.

The BCTWF survey measures employees’ views and perceptions on the following four key aspects, namely:

  1. Trust: employee trust in leadership, their ethics and integrity
  2. Hope: confidence in the future existence and sustainability of the company
  3. Competency: being equipped and empowered with the requires skills and competencies to be successful in my job
  4. Worth: feeling of being recognised and appreciated for the contribution that I make

Therefore the main objective of BCTWF is to create excellent employment experiences based on the foundation of hope, trust, purpose and competency development for all employees in the organisation. Various interventions have been initialized and successfully implemented to ensure great results in the journey of becoming the best company to work for. For O&L and its employees this is a journey of becoming the most progressive and inspiring company, focused on creating a future and enhancing life.

Today, O&L is Namibia’s largest privately held Group of Companies outside of the mining sector, with business interests in food production, fishing, beverages, farming, retail trade, information technology, property leasing and development, marine engineering, steelworks and the leisure and hospitality industry. The O&L Group of Companies was awarded the overall winner in the large business category in the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 ‘Deloitte Best Company To Work For’ (BCTWF) survey in the SADC Region. The O&L Group further holds the No.1 position as the Best Company To Work For in Namibia in the large category for 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The survey further proved that of the 8 operating companies taking part within O&L group, Hangana Seafood (Pty) Ltd had been the overall BCTWF winner in 2009, 2010 and 2012 while securing 2nd place in 2011, 2013 and 2014.