Our workplace culturereally matters to us and is built around our values.
We’re committed to contributing to personal growth and empowering the people who work here. We do this by ‘opening doors’ to meaningful work and giving our people the tools they need to succeed in their work, while helping them to grow in their career at ooba.
One our values is knowledge, so we like to invest in the knowledge and expertise of our people. We do this by providing continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities, including the relevant product or skills training needed for your role. We have an in-house training team augmented by an eLearning platform, as well as working with the best specialist skills providers and education institutions.
Even before the global pandemic and national lockdown, we already empowered our people in flexi-work best practice (where the nature of the work and role allows). We believe in treating our people as responsible, self-directed individuals and trusting them to know how they can do their best work.
Since the disruption caused by the global pandemic and lockdown, we have taken our responsibility to the health and safety of people very seriously whether by empowering them to continue working from home or at the office – ensuring the appropriate infrastructure and resources for hygiene and social distancing are in place for those who are unable to work from home.
Our Employee Health & Wellness Programme is available to all our people at no cost (and for their immediate dependents too, with no usage limits). They are confidential, POPIA compliant and provided in multiple languages. These employee assistance and wellness programmes are provided by
These services provide a national footprint of a readily available multi-disciplinary team, including counsellors registered with the Health Professions Council Of South Africa (www.hpcsa.co.za).
It empowers our people to take control of their own wellbeing and assists them with any problems at home or work, as well as supporting higher levels of productivity.
We celebrate our people becoming parents with a birth gift and return-to-work gift, in addition to other benefits that assist our people during this time including: statutory maternity leave, remote work and flexi-time, and an employee wellness programme.
oobasupports several social investment initiatives, including providing work programme experience for unemployed black women and people with disability in order to empower them in developing the skills and experience to find long-term employment in the formal economy.
We empower everyone at ooba to dream, work, grow and live together!