Employees at Group Five head offices - Waterfall

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Group Five’s success is to a large extent dependent on our people. We therefore make sure that we attract, recruit, develop and retain excellent people. We strive for increased diversity in the organization and to accelerate internal mobility. We put a lot of effort in developing our employees and aim to be a leader in people development. Skills development is therefore the cornerstone of Group Five’s vision and of its long term view of sustainable growth as a business.

Group Five was ranked Best Employer in the construction sector, in the Corporate Research Foundation (CRF) 2012/13 HR survey. The CRF was founded to showcase best practice in the field of HR management. The group has been certified as one of the Top Employers in South Africa for six years in a row, in the Top Employers Institute survey. The Top Employers certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: organisations that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings.

We regularly measure a number of key performance areas (KPA’s) both at business unit and at group level:

Key Performance Area Measure/Indicator
Turn-over Total and voluntary turnover
Diversity Share of women/men/racial categories  per managerial level
Employee surveys Annual employee survey by external companies
Attractiveness as an employer External rating by Top Employers Institute and other companies

Our group has a strong brand and is perceived as a very attractive employer in our industry and in the markets in which we operate.One of Group Five‘s seven defining values is "people", closely followed by "excellence". If you therefore have an affinity for these and our other values, please read below on other aspects of our employee value proposition.

  • Your career with us
  • Remuneration and rewards
  • Performance management

Your career with us

The group offers exciting career opportunities in a broad range of construction and construction materials related fields structured around the group's five main businesses: See Businesses for more information.

Remuneration and rewards

The group strives to offer competitive remuneration to all its employees.

Our Total Cost to Company (TCTC) remuneration system includes:

  • Package structuring flexibility within the parameters set by legislation and prudence
  • A choice of 13 medical aid options with Discovery Health
  • Flexibility of retirement benefit contributions and investment options of employee age and risk profile within the Old Mutual Evergreen Retirement fund ™ Portfolio
  • Comprehensive Group Life and Group Personal Accident Assurance
  • Travel benefits where applicable
  • Attractive short and long term incentive schemes for qualifying employees
  • Highly competitive expatriate package structuring and over-border allowance practices

Performance management

Group Five recognises and rewards superior performance. This is done through:

  • A rigorous process of targets on annually to ensure that management and employees are aware of what is expected in terms of economic value creation and share-holder returns
  • Operating standards based on ISO accredited policies procedures and practices
  • The group's clearly defined code of ethics and required behaviour
  • Profiled jobs in terms of knowledge and competence requirements
  • Individual key performance areas, which are reviewed on an annual basis
  • Regular feedback to employees on how they match work standards
  • Individual development plans linked to performance to ensure continuous development