FROM THE WORST PERFORMING BUSINESS UNIT TO WHERE HQ SENDS STAFF TO BE TRAINED
Tubatse, a subsidiary of SamancorCR, is a three-furnace chrome ore smelting operation that begun in 1975. Prior to working with Schuitema, the operation was billed as the worst performing business unit by Samancor’s COO, Desmond McManus. Old technology, high costs, low productivity and a high worker turnaround rate were just a few of the issues Tubatse faced.
By 2009, however, only two years after Tubatse began work with Schuitema, the unit evolved to become the best performing business unit!
COO of Samancor, McManus, explained that the reason why Care and Growth is so successful is because,
“… it is about creating this culture within the team in order to make a difference.”
PROBLEMS TUBATSE FACED
HOW SCHUITEMA HELPED
“… our main group, Samancor, would send people to us for development. If someone says you have a need in your career path, and you need to learn something about HR, you need to go to Tubatse because you’ll grow there. It’s not just me, even the people below me too apply these principles! It works!”
– Andries Nieuwoudt, HR Manager, Tubatse