Caroline has over eight years of experience designing and implementing employee performance improvement programmes for large enterprises across sub-Saharan Africa. She holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town and a Masters in Management from the Yale School of Management. Caroline co-founded SmartWage in 2020 and leads the product and operations part of the company. She is passionate about building technology for underserved customers.
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1 - How Did You Become So Passionate About Employee Welfare?
2 - What Problem Is SmartWage Trying To Solve?
3 - What Made You Decide To Bring The Earned Wage Access Concept To South Africa?
4 - How Does SmartWage Work As An Employee Benefit?
5 - What Do You Believe Is Not Working In The Current HR Space?
6 - Can You Share A Few Crucial Insights On Payroll And Wages?
7 - What Do You Believe Is Needed To Engender Prudent Financial Habits Among The Workforce?
8 - What Types Of Employee Benefits Have You Seen To Be Impactful?
9 - What Are Some Of The Lessons That You've Learned On Motivating Employees?
10 - What Advice Do You Have For Employers Who Want To Increase Employee Performance?
About This Recipe
A huge percentage of the South African population belong to the lower income bracket. To subsidise their low salaries, many turn to pay day loans and other loan solutions, sinking further into debt with each cycle. Earned wage access - allowing employees access to a portion of their salary before the end of the pay cycle - is one way to combat this. Passionate about creating tech that makes a positive change, Caroline van der Merwe is the co-founder of SmartWage, a pioneer in the local earned wage access space. She explains how employee benefits like SmartWage can help your business.
What You'll Learn
As the co-founder of SmartWage, a pioneer in the local earned wage access space, as well as being someone who is passionate about building technology for underserved customers, Caroline van Der Merwe has made it her business to understand the wage system as thoroughly as possible. In this recipe, Caroline unpacks earned wage access and how it can empower your employees.
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