Our people

Datatec employs over 8 500 employees across more than 50 countries. The Group strives to attract and retain employees of the highest calibre to uphold performance and build sustainability, and in parallel prioritises optimal working conditions and opportunities for development. The Group seeks to develop skills and talent inherent in its workforce.

The Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to a working environment that is free from discrimination in every region in which it operates. The divisions accord completely with this commitment. All reported incidents are investigated and if substantiated, a disciplinary enquiry will be convened, the outcome of which may lead to termination of employment.

Logicalis

Logicalis recognises that its people are critical to the ongoing success of the business and, by striving to attract the best talent, develop and reward its people for great performance and engage effectively with them, Logicalis aims to optimise the performance of the business.

In Logicalis, the focus on advanced technologies requires a high level of technical expertise, and management works closely with its vendors to ensure that employees are trained appropriately and have the necessary accreditations. In the interests of the long-term sustainability of the business and in order to develop and retain its top leadership talent, Logicalis has established a nine-month leadership development programme for senior leaders, with its second cohort starting in FY19. In recognition of the business ideally wanting to develop its future leaders internally, Logicalis introduced a high-potential development programme across Europe in FY18, to fast track the development of some of its early to mid-career employees who are showing signs of having the capability and ambition to assume senior leadership roles in the future. Following the success of this programme in Europe last year, it is also being launched in the US this year.

Logicalis has a culture of meritocracy where great performance is rewarded. The majority of employees at Logicalis have performance objectives which are linked to the strategy of the local business. Talent and succession management reviews of the leadership team in each business are held annually, to focus on the retention of top leadership talent and effective succession management.

Logicalis aims to be an employer of choice within the technology industry, attracting, developing and retaining the best talent. To assess what its employees think of the business, Logicalis conducts biannual groupwide employee engagement surveys, where improvement opportunities will be identified in each operation, followed up by action plans which managers and employees agree upon together.

Logicalis introduced group-wide values in FY18 for the first time, which is helping the business develop more of a common identity across its international operations, as well as educate its clients, vendors and potential future employees about what it is that the company, and its employees, value most at Logicalis. In FY19, employees will be able to nominate fellow colleagues from around the group for quarterly values recognition awards.

As Logicalis' operations around the world become more collaborative and expertise shared between operations, Logicalis has launched an international mobility programme to enable leadership and technical expertise to be moved around the business, to solve particular challenges and also to offer enriching development opportunities to employees. Logicalis is also in the process of introducing career paths and standardised job levels within parts of the business, to help with retention, as employees can see that there are future career options for them within the business, as well as gaining access to external industry compensation benchmarking data.

Human resource practices and policies ensure that all employees, wherever they work, whatever their role, are treated equally, fairly and respectfully at all times. Logicalis maintains consistent and transparent diversity policies across all its markets.

Westcon International

Westcon International's technology expertise, drive for results, performance excellence and years of partner success are all attributable to a simple conviction: hiring and developing the best people. The company focuses on recruiting and cultivating dedicated individuals and teams with a strong understanding of their roles, deliverables, responsibilities and contributions. This commitment to delivering results, quality and value spans all operations and geographies and serves as a driving force behind Westcon International delivering, supporting and leading IT speciality distribution.

Regional human resource executives work to ensure exceptional employee relations across all locations, in accordance with Westcon International's global direction and strategy. In addition to adhering to the employment laws of each country of operation, the company maintains consistent and transparent diversity and equality policies across all markets served.

These high standards are upheld through steadfast practices that go beyond performance reviews and other human resources basics. Training makes a difference, keeping Westcon International in a leadership position at a time of unprecedented technological transformation. Corresponding programmes include such topics as new employee training, leading through change and performance management and feedback. Anti-bribery and corruption training is required of all employees. Skills development is also offered in the areas of sales effectiveness, territorial account management, customer service and general communications.

Westcon International also conducts an annual talent review for the executive compensation programme population, which represents approximately 120 of its leaders. In 2017, the executive leadership team and regional human resources leaders met to discuss the performance and potential of these individuals. Appropriate development plans are established and put in place. In 2015 the company started an annual succession planning review process for these key business leaders which has served the business well in 2017.