Top Employer 2017

  • 01 Mar 2017 18:52
G4S Africa has achieved the esteemed Top Employers Africa 2017 certification, showcasing its commitment to be a responsible and sustainable employer, who treasures their employees’ development.   
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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, 13 certifications in 2016 and now again in 2017. 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. G4S Africa is one of the select companies to achieve the exclusive Top Employers Africa 2017 certification. 


The Institute 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 2017 recognition. G4S has been certified in 13 countries, including Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia – accolades that makes G4S stand out in the exclusive and internationally renowned community of Top Employers in Africa.

We are delighted to again receive Top Employer accreditation in 13 countries this year. With a staff complement of over 119 000 people in Africa, we are the largest private security 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. 
elanie kruger Regional HR Director, g4s africa
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.


“I believe that G4S’s solid people practices, effective training programmes and strong drive towards upskilling and developing its people, and the industry, have resulted in this international award and clearly set us apart from our competitors. Our business is defined by the high standards and expertise of our people, and our customers rely on us to provide high quality, screened, effective employees to secure their assets and business activities,” says Mel Brooks, Regional President – G4S Africa. 


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