Unilever certified Top Employer for three years in a row

Unilever invests in its people

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Johannesburg, 01 October 2014 - Unilever South Africa, a leading FMCG company, has been certified as the number one company to work for in South Africa by the Top Employer Institute for the third year in a row. The organisation has received the prestigious accolade for 2013/14, 2014/15 and now for 2015/16. During the same Top Employer Awards ceremony held at Gallagher Estates in Midrand, Unilever was also certified as the number one Top Employer in Africa for the second year running.

Through an International HR Best Practices Survey conducted by the Top Employers Institute, Unilever South Africa surpassed the Top Employers Institute’s criteria, namely in: Talent Strategy; Workforce Planning; On-boarding; Learning and Development; Performance Management; Leadership Management; Career and Succession Management; Compensation and Benefits; and Culture.

“Being certified the 2015/16 Top Employer in South Africa and Africa, for three and two years respectively, further demonstrates that Unilever provides an environment where our employees can thrive and achieve great things,” said an elated Antoinette Irvine, Human Resources Vice President - South and Southern Africa. “Globally, Unilever has some of the best HR practises and as an organisation we pride ourselves in providing current and prospective employees with an employee value proposition that differentiates us and attracts talent.”

Unilever invests in its people and develops interventions that contribute to the success of the organisation. These include:

  • Creating optimal employee conditions to ensure that employees develop themselves personally and professionally
  • Offering employees flexible and agile working patterns;
  • Employees enjoy international careers;
  • Mentorship programmes
  • A Highly regarded graduate recruitment programme
  • Driving the gender and racial balance agenda across the business and
  • Offering a world class leadership development curriculum

“The world is changing and organisations have to work even harder to attract the best talent that will help execute organisational strategy and create the right kind of culture. This will not only differentiate a company from its competitors but will take it forward as well. Furthermore, being a purpose driven organisation that wants to make sustainable living commonplace and create a bright future for all makes Unilever a great company to work for,” concluded Antoinette.


About Unilever South Africa

Unilever South Africa (Pty Ltd) is one of the largest FMCG companies in South Africa. The Company is over 100 years old, with brands like Sunlight, OMO, Lux, Knorr, Vaseline, Shield, Sunsilk, Flora etc that are household names throughout the country. Unilever South Africa has over 3 500 employees based across two offices and five manufacturing locations in South Africa. It is rated as one of South Africa’s best employers. For more information visit – www.unilever.co.za

Barry Dijoe External and Media Relations Manager

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