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12 Sep 2012 11:18
Microsoft's Chief HR Officer, Mteto Nyati. (Microsoft)
Number of employees
Last financial year's turnover
Name of Chief HR Officer
Split of staff
15% management, 45% technical, 40% sales roles – all employees fall under the sales, marketing and services group.
What is the company's HR strategy?
Our HR strategy focuses on four key pillars, as follows:
What is the company's BEE strategy?
At Microsoft we are proudly South African and are fully committed to the country and its people. South Africa faces a significant shortage of technology skills, as well as chronic unemployment.
To this end, Microsoft has invested in an Equity Equivalent programme that aims to develop black-owned independent software vendors through targeted investment initiatives that will enable these small partner organisations to become global software companies.
What is the secret of your company's success as an employer?
People are at the centre of our business strategy at Microsoft and we strive to attract the best people from the industry. Our employees are challenged to achieve big goals and are supported in building successful careers here. Effective leadership, performance accountability and employee engagement are used as levers to achieve extraordinary personal and business goals.
Future plans around HR/ Employment strategy/ BEE strategy?
One of our values at Microsoft is the willingness to take on big challenges and see them through. This means that we are continuously challenging ourselves to do better than the year before. To this end, we have identified thefollowing areas as key to take our HR/BEE strategy to the next level:
Anything else you'd like to highlight?
We are extremely pleased to be recognised twice in a row by the CRF as being the Best Employer. Employee satisfaction is integral to our business, and these achievements, which serve to underscore our commitment to our internal and external employee drives, are always welcome news!
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