10 Reasons to join Deloitte
1. Talent, skills development and succession planning is a key focus area for Deloitte
The firm’s Talent Board was inaugurated in August 2006, and serves to steer the identification, acceleration, development and retention of the firm’s talent whilst driving our transformation objectives. In order for Deloitte to be regarded as a “magnet for top talent” we are taking skills development very seriously. This is not only in terms of building our own pipeline but also in terms of contributing to the long-term sustainability of Namibia as a whole.
2. Corporate Citizenship
At Deloitte, we’re committed to being good corporate citizens 365 days a year and we take our responsibility to the planet and local communities seriously. We’re building an earth-friendly business through our ecologically-aware internal policies
Our strong culture of service and authentic desire to make meaningful social impact, that also delivers significant business value, is at the heart of all our community involvement initiatives. Our focus is on developing education & enterprise within our communities.
Deloitte also contributes to the environmental sustainably promoting environmental impact awareness for staff, continuous evaluation and improvement in waste management and minimization, and efficient energy use.
The Global and Namibian firm is signatories of the United Nations Global Compact Globally and in Namibia. The United Nations Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
Whether times are good or bad, we believe that we have more to offer than just our checkbook.
3. Working Differently
The unique knowledge and experience of each of our 184,000 member firm professionals are what fuel our business. Put simply, our people are our most valuable asset, so we actively invest the time and resources to advance a culture of continuous professional and personal development. This includes two-way discussions related to client service assignments, global deployment, learning and development, work/life balance, and opportunities to serve our communities.
In response to a changing workforce, business and environmental needs, Deloitte has implemented a framework around which the business can define and manage different working arrangements to retain staff and enhance continuity and quality of service.
4. The Namibian office audits 5 of the Top 10 Namibian clients (based on revenue)
The Deloitte organization is recognized as the world's preeminent professional services network. We earned this distinction not only because of our commitment to delivering world-class client service, but because of our commitment to attracting, developing, and retaining top talent to drive those efforts. Our member firm professionals serve premiere clients and have access to a worldwide network of innovative resources that help enable them to provide solutions to even the most complex business issues. And, as the Deloitte organization becomes a more borderless network, we look forward to providing an even more dynamic, connected, and diverse experience for our professionals.
The Namibian office provides staff with the opportunity of working with the top Namibian clients, thereby equipping them with a first-rate career experience.
5. Learning environment
We reject a one-size-fits-all approach to learning, because we know it can only lead to one-size-fits-all professionals. Your function, role, level, and prior education and experience define a highly individualized set of learning and development needs. At Deloitte and its subsidiaries (“Deloitte”), our learning programs are designed to identify your personal strengths and development areas, then offer opportunities to help you reach the next level across a broad range of technical, industry, professional, and leadership capabilities. Competency assessments, customized development paths, and specialized curricula provide the framework for meeting your personal performance and career goals.
Your learning begins before you walk in the door. As a firm we are dedicated to the development of our Namibian staff. We do this through providing bursaries to Namibians, particularly those from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, to study toward their qualifications as Namibian chartered accountants. Our past 8-year spending program in this respect has seen spending to the amount of N$ 5, 8 million. In addition, during the past financial year Deloittians globally has spent 192 000 hours or 24 000 days spent on learning.
Namibia is currently experiencing a severe shortage of qualified chartered accountants. We are pleased to note that we are well placed in this area. Our firm currently has 21 chartered accountants in its employ, of which 9 are qualified black chartered accountants. Deloitte has produced, on average, a third of Namibia’s chartered accountants over the last 5 years, and over 42% of all black chartered accountants in Namibia.
Currently we have 79 employees and over 40 bursars, and over 96% of our staff members are Namibians. Of our staff complement, 62% are black and 56% are female. (July 2011)
In an organization as large and expansive as Deloitte, leadership commitment to diversity and inclusion is only the beginning. Making it happen takes effective action. One of the steps we’ve taken is to implement a number of career development programs that accomplish this mission by encouraging awareness, dialogue and results. Each program is built not simply to check the box, but to make things happen – by giving our people opportunities to take on new challenges and setting them up for long-term success.
7. World of opportunities
Growing your career used to mean simply moving up a ladder. Now it can also mean moving across a border. Crossing borders can open up your mind and impact your career. With a globally connected network of member firms in approximately 150 countries, Deloitte brings world class capabilities and deep local expertise to help clients succeed wherever they operate.
Deloitte's 170,000 professionals are unified by a collaborative culture that fosters integrity, outstanding value to markets and clients, commitment to each other, and strength from diversity. They enjoy an environment of continuous learning, challenging experiences, and enriching career opportunities. Deloitte's professionals are dedicated to strengthening corporate responsibility, building public trust, and making a positive impact in their communities.
At the end of the staffs’ training contract, they are given the opportunity to go on secondment at any of our global offices.
8. Deloitte drives a high performance culture, founded on principals of accountability and transparency.
At Deloitte, the responsibility for ethical behavior is taken seriously — by everyone, at every level. Conducting business honorably, ethically and with the utmost professionalism is top of mind for the people of the Deloitte.
9. Management has an open door policy
At Deloitte we encourage open communication and transparency, therefore management believes it is imperative to employ an open door policy with all staff.
10. World class employee recognition programme
Achievement can earn you more than just personal satisfaction. The Deloitte Way Program rewards individuals and teams who have made unique and outstanding contributions that are above and beyond the normal expectations of their position and that support the strategic objectives of Deloitte. Since its inception in 2005, the Deloitte Way platform has received over 1 million nominations for employees in our Southern African practice.