While unscrupulous remuneration activities continue to make headlines, companies that use a Total Reward strategy to guide and inform remuneration decisions and practices will soon be awarded top honours by the South African Reward Association (SARA).
“Total Reward includes everything valuable to an employee in relation to his/her employment, including salary, benefits and their experience of their workplace,” says Peet Kruger, executive committee member of SARA, a professional body that promotes and develops the reward profession and practices in South Africa.
“Reward professionals ensure that an employer does everything it can to attract, inspire and retain the best possible workforce, while still increasing profits year on year,” says Kruger. “The annual Reward Awards aim to recognise thought leaders that make a noticeable impact to business through reward strategies and practices that deliver business results and support the objectives or the organisation.”
Entries are invited annually and judged independently by various experts in the reward industry, using criteria relevant to each award.
2014 winners included reward specialists from Woolworths, the Clicks Group, Alexander Forbes, and Nedbank.
The winners of the 2015 awards will be announced on 7 November 2015 in Midrand at the SARA Reward Awards Banquet, sponsored by 21st Century, Remuneration Consultants, and Synntech People Solutions.
The three award categories recognise reward professionals, teams and organisations that have lead the way in promoting and developing the reward profession.
Remuneration Report of the Year Award
Nominees for the 2015 Remuneration Report of the Year include Aveng (Africa) Pty Ltd, Goldfields, Group Five, Impala Platinum Ltd, Liberty Holdings Ltd and Standard Bank.
This award recognises organisations that demonstrate reporting and disclosure of the company’s remuneration philosophy and its application as stipulated by legislative requirements and corporate governance principles.
The judging panel will also consider demonstrated commitments to best practice, and how the company’s approach to remuneration supports the business strategy and aligns the interests of its stakeholders.
Reward Project of the Year Award
Nominees for the 2015 Reward Project of the Year include ArcelorMittal South Africa, Aveng (Africa) Pty Ltd, BP South Africa, the Clicks Group, MTN Group Management Services, PPS Insurance, PwC, and Siemens.
This award recognises an individual or team for the development and implementation of a reward project that uses reward practices and principles in a manner that contributes significantly towards the achievement of the organisation’s objectives or success.
This award recognises an individual that has shaped or significantly contributed to the ongoing development of the reward profession, or has been responsible for the design of complex reward interventions or programmes that have set the standard for best practice in South Africa or internationally.
For more detailed information on the annual SARA Reward Awards please visit www.sara.co.za
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