Samsung South Africa Named as A Top Employer for Eighth Year in A RowShare open/close
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 01 February 2022 – Samsung, the most admired technology brand in Africa* has clearly also garnered the respect of its employees, as it has been named by The Top Employers Institute as one of the South African companies that create the best employment conditions for its staff. This is an award it has now achieved for the 8th year in a row. The prestigious Top Employer Certification reaffirms Samsung South Africa’s dedication to providing the very best working environment for employees through progressive “people-first” HR practices.
“We’ve been continually investing in programmes and practices that nurture talent and builds leaders. This certification therefore reflects the culmination of many years of focus on our people and creating an environment that nurtures their potential and enhances their skillsets. The collaborative spirit we have created was even sustained over the challenges of lockdowns, during which many of our staff worked from home in the interest of safeguarding their health. Despite the distances they remained committed and worked as if they were in the same building. This benefits our customers greatly. We look forward to maintaining this great symbol of our unity and strength, because together we are stronger,” said Hlubi Shivanda, Operations Director at Samsung Africa.
About Top Employer
The Top Employer certification honours companies that have demonstrated high standards in human resources practices, over the last year. Organisations certified as Top Employers dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through their progressive “people-first” HR practices. 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.
*Brand Africa 100® list – Samsung was acknowledged as number one in the electronics/computer category and third Most Admired Brand in Africa, across all categories.