About Howden Africa (Pty) Ltd

Howden Africa is a market-driven, customer-oriented company. Its main business activities are the design, manufacture and marketing of specialised air and gas-handling solutions to a wide range of industries. The Group's principal products and services can be split into two main areas: Fans and heat exchangers;and Environmental control Major Industries supplied include power generation, petrochemical, mining,construction, refrigeration, water treatment and general industry. Accordingly, all product designs and manufacturing are scrutinised for environmental friendliness. Manufacturing facilities are located in Booysens-Johannesburg and Struandale- Port Elizabeth

Facts & Figures

Industry Construction, Mining, Utilities
Number of employees 581

The Research

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The employee offerings of Howden Africa (Pty) Ltd

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Communication Channels

  • Employee surveys

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • Job rotation programmes
  • International exchange programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • (Peer) coaching
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching

Compensation and benefits

  • Shift premiums
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance
  • Loan/Loan Repayment

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Flexi-time working
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time
  • Reduction in company travel

Networking Activities

  • Flexible workspace at the office
  • Online chat/instant messaging

Onboarding Activities

  • Pre-Employment package (after contract is signed)
  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Use of internal/external social media (networks) to chat with current employees
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • A mentor is assigned to the new employee
  • Post-hire assessment
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • Internal social media (network) experience sharing
  • Team lunch/dinner
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions
  • Follow-up session one year after joining

Career and succession management

  • Job rotation
  • Training programme
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • Secondment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Secondary benefits

  • Mobile Telephone
  • Car/travel allowance
  • Company car
  • On-site parking

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Employee debt support
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • In-house doctor
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • Health screening programme
  • Smoking cessation programme
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Nutritional information programmes