If your answer is no to the above question I suggest you read on to see what working for one of South Africa’s leading credit bureaus could offer you. It may seem unlikely that a sales executive, data administrator, Java developer, training officer, course developer and marketing specialist could all find their ideal niche within a credit bureau – but then again Compuscan is far more than simply a credit bureau.
Along with its sister company, Compuscan Academy, and latest joint venture, Bizinform, the Compuscan group offers prospective job hunters, from a variety of fields, the opportunity to become part of one of South Africa’s most innovative and dynamic industries. Just recently the World Bank’s Doing Business Report praised South Africa for its sophisticated credit bureau system and ranked it second in the world in terms of the strength of its legal rights, the ease of getting credit and the depth of credit information available. This is truly a remarkable feat and and shows the stability and respectability of the credit industry.
Apart from being a full service credit bureau, Compuscan is also an innovator and technological pace-setter which seeks to assist its clients in making informed business decisions across 5 African countries. This is done by constantly revising and developing new products and services which enable businesses to minimise their risk and maximise their profits.
It is as a result of this constant focus on innovation and technological advancement that Compuscan is perfectly suited to information technology professionals looking for a career that encourages them to be innovative and forward looking. Earlier this year Compuscan was listed amongst the 20 most “eNNovative” companies for 2011 by FinancialTechnology Africa, the premier pan-African financial services technology magazine. The award seeks to honour Africa’s 20 most innovative companies who have chosen a unique path to offer services to their target market. The prestigious award, which also honoured other respected companies such as MTN, Capitec Bank and ABSA, recognised Compuscan for building a truly home-grown African credit bureau solution.
Apart from the dynamic nature of the industry, another advantage of working for Compuscan, whose sister company Compuscan Academy is an accredited training provider, is that it understands the importance of up-skilling and advancing its staff. Compuscan recognises the value of its people and aims to continuously nurture and cultivate the potential within each and every employee through on-going skills development and training. Each staff member is encouraged to constantly look for training opportunities that can assist them in their role and the development of each employee is constantly reviewed.
Of course the company also offers a list of mentionable benefits to its employees including medical and provident fund contributions, an impressive incentive bonus and an employee shareholder scheme which rewards employees the longer they stay with the company and encourages them to view the company not as “theirs” but as “ours”.
If however it is not the stability of the company, the growth of the industry, the impressive bonus, the possibility of becoming an employee shareholder or the opportunities for growth and training that interest you, then you will be happy to know that Compuscan’s corporate culture and social activities are also well worth mentioning. A modern cafeteria with big screen televisions and DSTV, foosball tables, pool tables and an in-house chef all lead to an environment that encourages interaction and socialisation amongst staff. Every Friday staff leave the comfort of their desks a little earlier to socialise in the cafeteria and interact in a more relaxed environment. With a current staff component of just over 150 Compuscan views these social interactions as essential to create a cohesive team with a united vision.
So next time you are considering a career move, or for that matter an industry move, don’t overlook the possibilities of working in the credit industry, in particular for a truly home-grown credit bureau such as Compuscan. Not only are the opportunities for growth in this arena immense, but the stability and evolution of the industry are criteria that every job seeker should pursue.