JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 17 December 2019 – Samsung South Africa has successfully attained the prestigious Top Employer 2020 Certification for the 6th year in a row. The prestigious certification was announced at the Sandton Convention Centre on 28 November. Top Employers Institute named Samsung as one of the South African companies that create the best employment conditions for its staff. The prestigious global awards seek to honour companies that have demonstrated high standards in human resources practices over the last year.
Top Employers Institute is a global organisation dedicated to enriching the workplace. Organisations certified as Top Employers dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through their progressive “people-first” HR practices.
“Our corporate philosophy is foundered on the philosophy that ‘a company is its people’. We are therefore delighted to have received the Top Employer certification. Samsung takes great pride in the creativity and diversity of our talented people and will continue to create an environment that nurtures growth and innovation,” said Hlubi Shivanda, Director of Corporate Affairs, Business Operations and Innovations at Samsung South Africa.
The Top Employers Institute assesses companies on a comprehensive range of employment practices, from the extent of internal training opportunities to mentorship programmes. Companies need to apply to be assessed by the strict criteria used to adjudge the award. The corporations are judged on specific measures. For example, those that offer international exchange programmes, peer coaching and online work portals, score better. The certification provides employers with an important quality metric for attracting and retaining top talent. They also assess the compensation and benefits offerings as compared to competitors in the industry.
Top Employers hosted its annual Certification Dinner on Thursday, 28 November, providing the opportunity for recipients to celebrate their accomplishment and to meet other Top Employers during a memorable gala event.
About Top Employers Institute
Established more than 25 years ago, in 2018 the Top Employers Institute has certified over 1,500 organisations in 118 countries. These Certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 5,000,000 employees globally. The Top Employers Institute is dedicated to accelerating the impact of people strategies to enrich the world of work through certification, benchmarking and connecting Top Employers around the world. Through their certification programme, they enable organisations to assess and improve their workplace environment.