Wyzetalk, a leading employee engagement company that connects large organisations with their frontline workers to improve communication, increase engagement and drive business performance, has been named Employee Engagement Consultancy / Vendor of the Year at the 2019 African Employee Engagement Awards.

The Employee Engagement Awards which was held in Johannesburg on 18 September 2019, is the first and only dedicated platform to recognising excellence in employee engagement – inspiring action and driving the industry and the employee experience forward by changing the way organisations think about, and engage with their people. The percentage of engaged employees globally has remained stagnant in recent years, but the needle is finally moving in the right direction. Businesses are actively seeking to drive behaviour among their employees and are tailoring their strategies to do exactly that.

Employee engagement begins with an open channel of communication between head office and the entire workforce and yet traditional communication methods typically exclude frontline employees,” says Gys Kappers, CEO of Wyzetalk. “This award shows how Wyzetalk is helping organisations, like Sasol, to be more productive and responsive by digitising organisational processes like payslip and leave processing – resulting in reduced overheads and improved service delivery.”

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“Engagement strategies today need to look beyond just creating an information-rich and open work environment and look at incorporating employee experience to ensure that employees are satisfied and happy in the workplace on all fronts,” adds Kappers. “Data is a valuable metric, but we also cannot ignore employee behaviours and their impact on performance. By making use of people analytics, consistent communication and feedback, companies are gaining a much deeper understanding into areas such as performance, sentiment, recruitment and retention – critical areas of business performance.”

Kappers says, “We are incredibly proud to receive this award. Industry recognition such as this is a testament to the work we’re doing and the incredible results we are seeing with our clients, including Anglo American, De Beers Group, RCL Foods, Sasol, Sun International, Shoprite and Woolworths.”