From humble beginnings in 1992, with a staff complement of merely eight people, Trustco Group and its subsidiaries increased significantly in size and at present boasts a staff complement of approximately 600 employees.
The largest staff component is currently based in Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia, with Ongwediva, the gateway to the far north, following in close succession. The group’s footprint also expands into South Africa and Sierra Leone.
In 2014 Trustco participated for the first time in the Deloitte’s “Best company to Work For” survey in Namibia and was awarded third place. For the 2015 Deloitte’ survey the group won first place and in 2016, for the second year running, Trustco once again won first place. In 2017 Trustco placed second overall in the Deloitte’s annual “Best Company to Work For Survey” in Namibia and also earned a Platinum Achievers Award Seal. The seal is a demonstration of the attractiveness of the organisation and commitment to its people, enabling the organisation to market itself as an employer of choice. In 2018, Trustco once again placed second in the Deloitte’s annual “Best Company to Work For 2018 Survey” in Namibia and also earned a Gold Seal of Achievement. Trustco once again won first place for the 3rd time in 2019 and also earned a Gold Seal of Achievement. The company has consistently placed in the top 2 positions for five years consecutively.
The independent survey has been conducted by Deloitte since the year 2000 and audited the employees’ sentiments covering areas inclusive of inter alia performance and recognition, career development, job satisfaction, work ethics and integrity, inclusiveness, confidence in the Company as well as remuneration.
Training and development
The group is committed to continued employee growth and places a strong emphasis on development through training and ongoing skills transfer. Thorough induction is conducted by the Human Resources department and each operational unit provides continuous on-the-job training. This strategy aligns with the group remuneration philosophy and ensures the sustainable maintenance of a robust and motivated employee base.
With an overarching emphasis on overall employee wellness, a corporate wellness programme for employees, covering a vast variety of topics and activities, is executed under the auspices of the Human Resources department throughout each year.
The group views employment equity as an integral element of its overall strategy to ensure diversity in the company’s workforce. The group continues in its endeavour to create, develop, motivate and reward its entire workforce to ensure support and to sustain conditions conducive to a productive work environment.
While united in the quest for efficiency, brilliance, team building and responsibility, joyous pursuits are undertaken on Friday morning team building activities at which the entire workforce are divided into two competing teams named “Cops” and “Crooks”.