SAP Africa Recognised as Best Place to Work in Africa

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SAP Africa Recognised as Best Place to Work in Africa

The 2012/13 Top Employers Institute Awards ranks SAP Africa as the Best Employer on the continent.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 4:05pm

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September 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - SAP Africa has been recognised as Africa's best place to work by the internationally accredited Top Employers Institute, at a gala awards ceremony held in Johannesburg. As well as securing first place in the category ‘Overall Top Employer Africa', SAP Africa also secured first place in the ‘Industry IT Top Employer' in South Africa category, as well as fifth place in the ‘Overall Top Employers South Africa' category. The company was praised for its skills development efforts and its focus on education, learning and employee development.

The Top Employers Institute (formerly known as Best Employers) certifies excellence with regards to the conditions that employers create for their people. The global institute has just completed this year's research into the employee conditions of a large number of employers in the Africa 2014 certification.

Key to the Top Employers review process was that participating companies meet stringent research criteria in order to receive certification. Participating organisations were assessed on the following employee-specific criteria: primary and secondary employee benefits and working conditions; training and development; career development opportunities; and culture management. Based on independent research conducted by the Top Employers Institute, SAP Africa offers its employees outstanding working conditions and looks after its staff exceptionally well.

"Optimal employee conditions ensure that people develop themselves personally and professionally. Our comprehensive research concluded that SAP Africa provides an outstanding employment environment and nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation," said Samantha Crous, Regional Director Africa & Benelux, Top Employers Institute. "SAP Africa offers a wide range of creative initiatives, from secondary benefits and working conditions, to performance-management programmes, that are well-thought-out and truly aligned with the culture of their company."

One of the factors that distinguished SAP Africa for these prestigious awards is SAP's social investment strategy, which focuses on education, skills development and entrepreneurship. SAP recognises that promoting education and training is one of the best ways to improve the problem of skills shortages and chronic youth unemployment, an issue affecting the technology industry as a whole.

SAP Africa launched its Skills for Africa programme in May this year, to support EMEA-wide workforce of the future efforts. Skills for Africa is targeted at five countries on the continent. Working in close partnership with government, customers and partners, the initiative aims to upskill students from disadvantaged backgrounds, not only with ICT skills, but with basic business acumen. Critical to its value proposition is that it focuses on upskilling for employability, and this is where SAP partners and customers come into play, by offering internships to students post-training.

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The CRF Institute awards organisations that meet the highest standard in establishing and promoting excellent HR strategies and practices that attract, retain and engage the right talent. During the CRF Institute's research, all critical areas of the HR management are assessed. SAP Africa demonstrated exceptional investment in its employees from a skills development and training perspective, as well as having a commitment to recruit and develop the best talent, recognised for its ambitious employee value proposition strategy, found to have competitive remuneration packages as well as embracing diversity and leadership within the organisation.

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Keywords: Diversity & Human Resources | Education | Overall Top Employer Africa | Reports | SAP | SAP Africa | Top Employers Institute | employee development | learning

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