Our people

Datatec Group

Datatec believes that its employees are a key driver of its success and relies on their knowledge and skills. Employees are aligned with the Group's purpose and are expected to uphold its values. They are a key stakeholder group whose needs and expectations are recognised and focused on.

Datatec employs close to 11 000 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.

We create value for our employees through engagement programmes, education, training and development, rewards and recognition and long-term and short-term incentives. This, in turn, ensures that our employees are motivated and engaged and contribute positively to the Group's performance and ultimate success.

  • 10 924 employees*
    (FY19: 10 130)

    * Includes both permanent employees   and contractors.

Employees by geography

Employees by geography

  • 7 339 employees*
    (FY19: 6 690)

    * Includes both permanent employees and contractors.

    • Over US$2.5 million spent on development programmes and training accreditations

Employees by geography

Employees by geography

A great place to work

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 division. Logicalis aims to be an employer of choice and was recognised in FY20 as being a "great place to work" in four countries within the technology industry and is targeting several more countries to take part in similar awards in 2020.

Developing talent

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 its long-term sustainability and in order to develop and retain its top leadership talent, Logicalis has established a series of international development programmes. These programmes develop its senior leaders to be ready for some of the most challenging executive roles in the business in the future, develop the best senior technical talent to become more rounded business professionals and increase international collaboration across Logicalis.

In order to develop its future leaders internally, Logicalis run a high-potential development programme to fast track the development of some of its employees who show signs of having the capability and ambition to assume senior leadership roles in the future. In FY20 there were three high-potential programmes run across Europe, Latin America and the US, with 55 high potentials benefitting from the investment. All of these programmes have high-retention and promotion rates for those who attended.

Rewarding performance

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.

Continuous listening to employees

To enable Logicalis to understand what their employees think about working for Logicalis, a continuous listening "Pulse" platform was successfully trialled in FY20 and is now being launched across the whole division in FY21. This will replace the previous biennial employee engagement surveys, and give business leaders access to real-time feedback and analytics from their teams, where improvement opportunities can be easily identified in each operation, followed up by action plans which managers and employees agree upon together.

Living its values

To further embed Logicalis' group-wide values, in FY20 Logicalis launched a new competency framework to support various people practices such as recruitment, talent development discussions and a 360 framework. Employees can also nominate each other for value awards for living the values. Both the values and the competency framework helps the division develop a common identity across all of its international operations.

Fair and transparent policies

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, and has very active diversity steering committees in its two largest operations in Brazil and the US.

  • 3 281 employees* (FY19: 3 171)

    * Includes both permanent employees and contractors.

Employees by geography

Employees by geography

  • Over US$0.8 million spent on training programmes
  • 2 000 hours of centrally managed training campaigns
Recruiting the best talent

Westcon International's strategy clearly articulates that the core strength of its division is its people. Attracting, developing and retaining the best employees across its international business will enable Westcon International to deliver its business priorities and goals.

Supportive environment

Westcon International believes in creating a friendly, supportive and forward-thinking work environment in order to position it as employer of choice. This is underpinned by its values which are at the heart of everything it does - partnership, excellence, innovation, empowerment and integrity.

Employee recognition gifts are sent to employees at key personal landmark moments.

Employee development

Westcon International continues to provide structured learning opportunities for all staff based on requirements outlined in personal objectives discussed during the annual performance review and aligned with the division's strategic goals. Opportunities exist to develop personal and professional skills utilising a range of mediums: face-to-face, independent study or virtual classes. Learning and development initiatives continue to evolve to support the current environment while still providing tangible objectives to those outlined face-to-face.

Employee learning and development initiatives conducted include:

  • Induction
  • Systems training
  • Selling skills and sales training
  • E-learning
  • Personal development
  • Management development
  • Health and safety compliance
Early careers

Westcon International's early careers programme is an opportunity for new entrants to enter the exciting world of technology. During this year, the schemes have been successfully expanded across the business:


The "Level Up" Programme; an internship programme to attract young talent in the areas of services and sales, where the participants undergo staged development and training in advanced telecoms technologies, has enrolled 33 new trainees.

South Africa

The "Level Up" Programme has also been rolled out in South Africa. Twenty disadvantaged students have been appointed onto the programme and 16 unemployed youth have been employed.


There are a number of apprentices, interns and student employees employed in the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Belgium.

United Arab Emirates

A four-month internship programme is in place for mainly MBA and Global Business graduates who specialise in global logistics and supply chain management as well as IT management. After successful completion of the internship programme, interns are employed full time, mainly in operations. Through this programme, two managers within the division's top talent pool have been hired.

Diversity and inclusion

As a global business, Westcon International believes that the best work comes from a workforce that reflects the world around us. Different ideas and perspectives help it innovate, manage risk, and grow the business in a sustainable way. That is why it is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Westcon International continues to monitor potential differences in gender pay in adherence with government guidelines. There is an improving situation in gender pay and is broadly in line with industry. However, there remains a challenge to encourage more women into technical roles. This year, Westcon International supported International Women's Day, with events taking place to consider what equality in the workplace means, and to share experiences of working at Westcon. Westcon International continues to work hard to create an environment where all employees have the same opportunities to develop their careers.