Foskor (Pty) Limited has been certified as a Best Employer South Africa 2012/13.

 
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Best Employers South Africa 2012/13
Foskor received the Best Employers Certification

 


Employment programmes

LEARNERSHIPS

Our Learnership programme includes training in specific disciplines, namely plant and engineering.  Engineering learnerships are accredited through the Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA).  This training in Engineering will lead to full Artisan status in trades such as Electrical and Fitting & Turning.  Plant learnerships are accredited through Chemical Industries Education & Training Authority (CHIETA).

OUR HUMAN CAPITAL

The Human Capital fraternity at Foskor is an integral part of running the Foskor business.  Foskor is committed to attracting, developing and retaining employees who are the soul engine/catalyst to the success of our business.  The Human Capital fraternity is continuously striving towards the enhancement of a true business partner and to establish the company as Employer of Choice.
Talent Management has become a mandate for Foskor seeking to create competitive advantage through their Human Capital assets by improving current performance and proactively preparing for the future.

The Talent Management Strategy encompasses the following:

TALENT ACQUISITION

The purpose of Talent Acquisition is to identify tools and processes to increase Foskor’s ability to acquire talent.  Foskor aims to continuously ensure that we acquire the right Human Capital to meet current and future business objectives.

TALENT DEVELOPMENT

The purpose is to identify tools and processes to assess and develop existing talent in Foskor.

TALENT RETENTION

The purpose is to identify and retain critical talent in Foskor.  Retaining talented individuals continues to be an important driver of our Human Capital Strategy. Particular cognisance is taken of the need to retain women.

TALENT SUCCESSION

The purpose is to ensure that the identified talent is strategically ready to facilitate succession in the Company.

EMPLOYEE VALUE

At Foskor, our employees are our most valuable asset.  Foskor is a values-driven organisation that is committed to setting the benchmark in our industry by living out our four core values in our organization namely, Resolve, Respect, Reward and Responsibility. People are drawn to the company because of its challenging work environment and opportunities for growth and development. Each employee’s contribution of talent is valuable to our overall performance.  Through talent management initiatives we discover, maintain and build each individual’s competencies and potential.  The objectives of our talent management strategy are talent acquisition, development, engagement and succession and retention of future leaders and successors in the company, with a strong focus on high performance and transformation.  This approach creates a conducive work environment that recognises employees and enables them to perform, excel and be recognised for their achievements.  We believe that embracing new employees are the heart of our business and by respecting each employee’s unique skills, we create a company that encourages remarkable success. 

GRADUATE PROGRAMME

Foskor offers exciting opportunities and full-time employment with graduate in training programmes consisting of formal, informal and on-the-job training which adds to the success and experience of the graduates. We embrace, encourage and support our graduates to unleash their potential and strive to be dynamic, ambitious and highly skilled employees.  The company equips our graduates to be suitably qualified and valuable employees with energy and drive to make a lasting impression. All employees are offered a variety of benefits. Individual objectives are set and assessed bi-annually. At Foskor, the graduates work with HR Development staff and their managers to create individual development plans, outlining their projected career path within the organisation.

The most important graduate attributes are flexibility, adaptability, interpersonal skills, initiative, pro-activity, motivation, enthusiasm, communication skills and teamwork.

At the end of the three year development cycle, which starts when the graduate joins Foskor, the graduate entrant will have:

  • A broad knowledge and understanding of how their job contributes to the overall success of the company;
  • Developed the level of managerial skills required of a first line manager;
  • Developed clarity on their personal responsibility for developing their careers;
  • Had practical experience of a broad range of roles and development opportunities across their business function and
  • Established an active ongoing network which operates across the business.

AREAS OF OPERATIONS FOR GRADUATES

  • Engineering
    - Mechanical
    - Instrumentation
    - Electrical
    - Mining
    - Chemical
    - Metallurgy
  • Geology  
  • Logistics