Santam certified as one of the Top Employers South Africa 2017

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Santam 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. Santam has been awarded the exclusive Top Employers South Africa 2017 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. Santam is one of the select organisations to achieve the Top Employers South Africa 2017 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 Santam’s outstanding employee conditions and earned them a coveted spot among a choice group of certified Top Employers.

The Top Employers Institute assessed Santam 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

“Optimal employee conditions ensure that people can develop themselves personally and professionally. Our comprehensive research concluded that Santam 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,” says Samantha Crous, regional director Africa for the Top Employers Institute.

“Santam encourages big thinking and gives employees the opportunity to achieve personal brilliance in an environment that is solutions driven and client focused. It is not just a business but a place where people share mutual respect and where we are challenged each day to achieve our personal and business best,” says Santam manager Pauline Pillay.

“The company also recognises the contributions made by employees and has several benefits in place from special discounts on travel and accommodation to financial incentives for employees who have delivered outstanding work or service to our customers.  People are the backbone of the organisation and this is what makes Santam such an extraordinary place to work,” she says. 

 “Santam relies on the skills, resourcefulness and productivity of its employees to deliver on our brand promise of Insurance good and proper. We have a reputation to having some of the most highly skilled personnel in the industry therefore the Santam group’s People strategy focuses on creating an environment that supports them to excel even further in every way. The certification from Top Employer gives us opportunity to enhance our employee proposition further and we know that this in turn encourages our staff too”, says Jeanett Modise, executive head of People & Transformation at Santam.