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The Top Employers Institute has released an updated list of the certified top employers in South Africa. This year, 15 new companies made the list.  

The Top Employers Institute are the global certifier of excellence in employee conditions. Factors analysed in the construction of this list include employee conditions, work environment, employers that nurture employees and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and which strive to continuously optimise employment practices. In addition, these companies tend to provide their employees with cool work perks.

The companies are then evaluated across nine key areas: talent strategy, workforce planning, on-boarding, learning & development, performance management, leadership development, career & succession management, compensation & benefits, and culture.

A key trend that emerged in the recent research was that Top Employers empower employees to take ownership of their development, the group said. “Organisations are shifting from manager-driven development plans towards empowering employees to take direct ownership of their careers and development,” said Billy Elliott, Top Employers Institute country manager: Africa. “What sets Africa’s Top Employers apart is a growing recognition that people development is not a top down strategy, but a partnership between the employer and the employee.”

Here are the top Employers in South Africa:

  1. Old Mutual
  2. Ernst & Young (EY Africa)
  3. SAP
  4. Tata Consultancy Services
  5. Microsoft
  6. Nestlé South Africa
  7. Accenture
  8. Orange Business Services – South Africa
  9. Vodacom Group
  10. Dimension Data

The best work perks:

Many of these companies offer exciting work perks to their employees. Old Mutual offers access to online tools and learning platforms for Harvard University. At Accenture, employees can receive free digital personal assistant system where you can get help for your personal life. SAP South Africa benefits package will depend on your position, location, and years with the company – and all of them come with plenty of flexibility for you and your family. However some of the standout perks include vacation plus paid holidays, comprehensive life insurance, stock purchasing plans travel insurance, and free or subsidised lunches. At Cell C, employees can receive meal vouchers, desk drops, breakfast with the CEO, incentive trips, cash vouchers, free devices and tickets to events sponsored by the company, such as Miss South Africa and Cell C rugby events.

 

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