People & Development

Management of Human Resources

Employment

At the end of 2010, Verref employed 848 people, of whom 245 were contractors (40% of the workforce).

The company's vision is to be 'the employer of choice' in the South African manufacturing and mining industry. Its policy is to seek to recruit and select the best talent available to fill vacancies and to ensure that the engagement of successful applicants and their induction as new employees take place smoothly. Another objective is that the policy should serve as a vehicle for identifying and analysing any 'push' factors that may cause talented people to leave as well as any external 'pull' factors that may attract such people away from the company. When a vacancy occurs, the company looks among existing employees to fill the position and only looks outside if there is no suitable internal candidate. As far as practically possible, suitably qualified, experienced and/or competent HDSA employees from within the company are promoted to fill such vacancies.

Normal benefits at Verref includes free medical care for entry level employees and medical aid for all other employees; sick and family responsibility leave; pension and provident funds; long service recognition; 13th cheque and study assistance.


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