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Merchants is one of SA’s Top Employers

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Merchants SA has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings.
The annual international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognises leading employers around the world: those that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and which strive to continuously optimise employment practices. Merchants SA has been awarded the exclusive Top Employers South Africa 2016 certification.
The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. It has just announced the results of this year’s research into the employee conditions of significant employers in South Africa. Merchants SA (Pty) Ltd is one of the select organisations to achieve the Top Employers South Africa 2016 certification and delighted to be officially recognised as a leading employer.
Crucial to the Top Employers process is that participating companies must complete a stringent research process and meet the required high standard in order to achieve the certification. To further reinforce the validity of the process, all answers were independently audited, meaning this research has verified Merchants SA’s outstanding employee conditions and earned them a coveted spot among a choice group of certified Top Employers.
The Top Employers Institute assessed Merchants SA (Pty) Ltd’s employee offerings on the following criteria:
• Talent Strategy
• Workforce Planning
• On-boarding
• Learning & Development
• Performance Management
• Leadership Development
• Career & Succession Management
• Compensation & Benefits
• Culture
Samantha Crous, regional director: Africa & Benelux for the Top Employers Institute, comments: “Optimal employee conditions ensure that people can develop themselves personally and professionally. Our comprehensive research concluded that Merchants SA (Pty) Ltd provides an outstanding employment environment and 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.”
Jennifer Algie, people director at Merchants, says: “The Top Employer certification allows Merchants to benchmark ourselves against other Top Employers’ and ensure that we continue to enhance our process and employee offerings year on year. At Merchants we have a strong foundation to make sure that we are able to offer our employees continued opportunity in a fair and consistent manner so that we continue to grow our employee value proposition.”