Top Employer 2016 Certification

02 October 2015

G4S has been certified as a Top Employer 2016 in 13 African countries, including South Africa(your country name), through independent research conducted by the Top Employer Institute.

G4S Africa has achieved the esteemed Top Employers Africa 2016 certification, showcasing its dedication to the development of their people. 

G4S is the only private security company in Africa that has ever been awarded Top Employer certification. This is a remarkable achievement, particularly as the company has been awarded 9 certifications in 2013, 11 certifications in 2014 and 2015, and now 13 certifications in 2016, proudly adding Namibia and Ghana to their exclusives list of certified countries. Independent research by the Top Employers Institute shows the company looks after its people exceptionally well, offering employees an engaging and safe working environment where their contributions are valued. 

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. 

The company has just announced the overall results of this year’s research into the employee conditions of significant employers in the region. Only organisations that achieve certification in at least four countries within the region deserve the special Top Employers Africa 2016 recognition. G4S has been certified in the following countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia. Elanie Kruger, Regional HR Director, G4S Africa says: “We are thrilled to receive Top Employer accreditation in 13 countries this year. With a staff complement of over 124 000 people in Africa, we are the largest private employer on the continent. We recognise the importance of solid best people practices that support our corporate values and create a safe environment where our employees feel valued, are given opportunities to grow and in turn shape a brighter and sustainable future for all.” 

Crucial to the Top Employers process is that participating companies must meet the required high standard in the research in order to achieve the certification. The Top Employers Institute assessed G4S’s people practices on the following criteria: Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, On-boarding, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management, Compensation & Benefits and Culture. The independent research has verified G4S’s outstanding employee conditions in all certified countries. This earned G4S Africa a coveted spot among a choice group of certified Top Employers. 

Samantha Crous, Regional Director: Africa & Benelux for the Top Employers Institute: “Our extensive research concluded that G4S Africa forms part of a select group of employers that advance employee conditions worldwide. Their people are well taken care of. Now that they have received the Top Employers Africa 2016 certification, they can truly consider themselves at the top of an exclusive group of the world’s best employers. Reason to celebrate!” 

Marinda Kleinhans, a G4S South Africa Wellness Coordinator, who works at the Managing Correctional Centre in Bloemfontein, is proud to be part of an organisation that puts great emphasis on supporting and developing employees in order to achieve excellence in service delivery. “Mangaung Correctional Centre employees have to balance the demands of work, personal life and all other associated stresses related to working in a maximum-security environment. G4S’s world-class Employee Assistance, Training and Deployment programmes, promotes the emotional health and wellbeing of all our employees.”

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About G4S

G4S Globally: 

G4S is the leading global integrated security company specialising in the provision of security products, services and solutions. The group is active in more than 120 countries, and is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange with more than 618,000 employees and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. We specialise in outsourced business processes and facilities in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. 

G4S in Africa: 

G4S the largest private sector employer and largest security company in Africa, with operations in more than 26 African countries and more than 124 000 employees on the continent. For more information on G4S, visit