Cultivating Out of the Ordinary
Investec’s culture enables extraordinary people to perform in Out of the Ordinary ways. It is the passion and dedication of our people that enables us to deliver superior client service and value for stakeholders.
‘We focus enormous energy on finding the right people for our culture and put them in environments in which they can flourish, because culture is our competitive edge.’
Marc Kahn, Human Resources and Organisational Development headRead biography
Developing our people
We invest significantly in the development and leadership of our employees. We understand that different personalities require different inputs to excel. Leadership development programmes include cross-divisional engagement, and cover areas such as self-awareness, self-efficacy, performance management and giving feedback .
Our senior leadership development programme includes learning at the following innovative institutions:
- Singularity University
- Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship
- Harvard Business School
Our unique culture
We have a strong organisational culture of entrenched values which form the cornerstone of our behaviour towards each other, and all stakeholders. Our culture of open and honest dialogue encourages trust between colleagues and management. The organisational development team works to strengthen the culture of the business, ensure its values are lived, build capability and contribute to the long term sustainability of the group.
Value in diversity
We celebrate the individuality of our people and clients. Diversity is essential for us to innovate and adapt in a fast-changing world, so to continue to support our clients’ growth and prosperity in the long term.
Zebra Crossing initiative
This initiative from our business in South Africa is aligned to our employment equity plan. It aims to raise levels of multi-cultural awareness, enabling staff to appreciate and celebrate the richness of our diverse population.
From our team in the United Kingdom, this initiative focuses in general diversity and inclusion with a particular spotlight on gender.
We employ extraordinary individuals
Our people come from all over the world with various academic, ethnic and social backgrounds. We work hard to create and provide a stimulating and progressive working environment. Investec looks to employ and inspire entrepreneurial, free thinkers with a social conscience. While some bureaucracy is unavoidable, Investec believes in a flat-managerial structure. Employees experience a great deal of autonomy, allowing them to be individuals, flourish and realise their true potential.
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