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Eskom scoops three awards at the IPM Excellence Awards Ceremony 2017!
Wednesday, 22 November 2017: On Tuesday, 21 November 2017, the Institute of People Management (IPM) held its Gala Excellence Awards Ceremony at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg.
Eskom is proud to announce that it had three finalists from the Human Resource (HR) Division in the following two categories:
•        HR Practitioner of the Year
•        HR Team of the Year
In the HR Practitioner of the Year category, Gretchen Veldman, a Human Resource Business Partner, was announced as the runner up.  The HR business partner team for the Strategic and Services Function, led by Mologadi Motshele (Senior Manager HR), was announced as the runners up in the category for HR Team of the Year.
The winner of the HR Team of the Year Category was awarded to Eskom’s HR Organisational Effectiveness (OE): Employee Engagement Team, led by Natasha John (Senior Manager: Organizational Effectiveness). The Eskom Employee Engagement Programme is focused on rebuilding relationships with Eskom employees and enabling them to feel a sense of connection and alignment to the business and to one another, thereby positively impacting organizational culture.  The team, consisting of Natasha John, Shelley George and Prinola Govender, was recognised for their outstanding contribution in this regard.
Natasha John commented; “I am blessed to have an amazing team and I feel honoured and humbled that we have received this recognition from such a prestigious, professional and respected institute that is IPM. My team and I are indeed privileged to be able to serve Eskom through the work we do and to enjoy fantastic leadership support! I am also excited to see that the great, ground breaking work being designed and implemented by diverse Eskom HR professionals, under the leadership of Elsie Pule is being accorded the recognition it deserves”.
Elsie Pule (Group Executive HR) was both proud and thrilled to have not one but three finalists from the HR Division acknowledged at IPM’s Excellence Awards, and commented that, “It feels so rewarding to know that, despite the challenges facing Eskom including the impact on reputation and public perception, the excellent work of Eskom employees is being recognized by other professionals. I am very proud of all our finalists; their hard work helps to put HR on the map and show the world the excellent calibre of Eskom Employees!”
Eskom Interim Group Chief Executive, Sean Maritz congratulated all the finalists and said of the winning HR OE Employee Engagement Team; “I fully understand why they achieved this great accolade. Well Done!”