Remuneration at Unisa
Set against a vision of putting employees first within the institution, the University of South Africa (UNISA) has aligned all policies and procedures sufficiently to be regarded as the “Employer of Choice” within the higher education sphere.
The Association of Commonwealth Universities recently conducted a salary survey with regards to academic staff amongst the Commonwealth countries. The survey results indicated that South African universities ranked 3rd highest with regard to remuneration paid to academics. After comparing the remuneration packages of academic staff within UNISA with the other South African universities that participated in the survey, UNISA ranked the highest.
Cultivating a mindset within the institution that employees are the main priority is made possible by an institutional culture premised on the Vice Chancellor’s vision for the university. Unisa’s remuneration strategy boasts, amongst others, competitive salaries that are in relation to the market on an annual basis and the payment of scarcity allowances in areas where skills are scarce and critical.