Strate recognises that the wellbeing of its employees is a critical factor for its future progress and prosperity, especially in the face of global competition. It invests in a number of employee retention and growth initiatives, recognising the need to build relationships with a key stakeholder group – its staff.
From skills development and training, to wellness days, performance bonuses and independent support for the emotional and financial wellbeing of staff, Strate aims to build long-standing relationships with its employees and provide them with the opportunities that promote self-development and job satisfaction, resulting in Strate becoming a company that people look to be employed by.
As a South African Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI), Strate prides itself in being recognised as an employer of choice. It is well documented that a happy employee that is held with high regard is a productive and loyal employee. Strate continuously strives to keep its staff content and aims to create a happy, healthy workplace environment.
Over the years, Strate has been a winner of multiple titles and constantly excels in the Deloitte Best Company to Work For (BCTWF) Survey, receiving accolades in both South Africa, and more recently southern Africa, in the Small Companies category. It is also recognised annually as a Standards of Excellence Achiever.
The BCTWF Survey has been conducted annually by Deloitte since 2000. It identifies and celebrates companies across South Africa that have been rated by their employees. In 2013, Strate celebrated a decade of its participation in the Survey.
In this Survey, companies are rated on a number of dimensions, i.e. job satisfaction, management style, leadership, values and culture, training and development, HR policies and procedures, change management, diversity and transformation, performance management, recognition, reward and innovation.