Peregrine recognises its people as pivotal to realising growth opportunities and meeting future challenges, which is particularly pertinent in the current economically-pressured landscape. As such, creating an optimal environment to attract, retain, motivate and develop top talent, is a key business objective for the Group.
Individual coaching and mentoring is offered to ensure ongoing development, even in the absence of formal training. Peregrine continues cultivating a relationship of trust with staff, encouraging independence and entrepreneurialism. Management continues to engage with all employees on a continuous basis to stay abreast of any specific needs in order to create a sense of inter-relatedness.
The Group further strives to offer employees flexibility in working hours and the opportunity to work remotely where appropriate. Extended maternity leave and the flexibility to work half-day is possible, should the operational requirements of the business in question not be compromised.
Although staff numbers may fluctuate from year to year, the racial and gender representation has remained relatively constant, reflecting the Group’s respect for diversity in race and gender, with a 37% black representation and a marginal increase in female representation as at 31 March 2016.
Headcounts for our South African operations (as at 31 March 2016):