Top Employers Institute, which globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people, has named South Africa's Top Employers.
The company has just completed this year's research into the employee conditions of a large number of employers in South Africa. Nestlé (South Africa) is one of the few organisations that received the Top Employers 2014 Certification, coming in at second place.
It is essential to the Top Employers process (formerly known as Best Employers South Africa) that participating companies must meet the stringent research criteria in order to receive the Certification. The employers examined were assessed on the following criteria: primary benefits, secondary benefits and working conditions, training and development, career development and culture management. Only those companies that met the stringent research criteria received the Top Employers South Africa recognition.
Samantha Crous, regional director Africa & Benelux for the Top Employers Institute said, "Optimal employee conditions ensure that people develop themselves personally and professionally. Our comprehensive research concluded that Nestlé (South Africa) provides an outstanding employment environment and nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation. It offers a wide range of creative initiatives, from secondary benefits and working conditions, to performance-management programmes, which are well-thought-out and truly aligned with the culture of its company."
"Our employment and working conditions support our ambition of being a leading nutrition health and wellness company. For example, we have a crèche with breastfeeding facilities in some of our premises and pet areas if employees need to bring their pets to the office. We also encourage work-life balance by offering flexible working conditions. Being named Top Employer in South Africa shows that we are doing well and we are extremely proud to be recognised as part of this exclusive group of great employers," said Bright Nkosi, HR director at Nestlé South Africa.
For more information, go to www.top-employers.com/en/certified-top-employers/