Top Employers Institute
recognises G4S in Africa
For the sixth consecutive year, G4S has been certified by the Top Employer Institute as a Top Employer Africa 2018, solidifying the company’s commitment to be a responsible and sustainable employer, who empowers and develops its employees to contribute towards G4S’s overall achievements.
G4S is the only private security company in Africa that has ever been awarded Top Employer certification. This is a remarkable triumph, particularly as the company has been awarded 9 certifications in 2013, 11 certifications in 2014 and 2015, 13 certifications in 2016, 2017 and now again in 2018. 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.
G4S Africa Regional President Mel Brooks said: “I believe that G4S’s solid people practices, effective training programmes and strong drive towards upskilling and developing its people underpins this international recognition and clearly sets 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.”
The areas examined were talent strategy, workforce planning, on-boarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership development, career and succession management, compensation and benefits and culture.
The 13 countries to achieve certification were Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia. That compares with nine countries in 2013.
G4S Africa employs 119,000 people across 29 countries and provides the means and opportunities for our employees to make the most of their careers.
Over the past 18 months 70 per cent of senior appointments were internal promotions – people who have climbed the G4S ladder, often from the front line.
Elanie Kruger, Regional HR Director, G4S Africa said: “Giving our staff the best possible career development support is a process that is fully entrenched in the business.
“We’re very flexible in the range of opportunities we can offer and we identify the development needed, not only for an employee’s current role but future roles too.
“We also put a lot of emphasis on people taking responsibility for their own development, to support the opportunities provided internally.”
“Our focus moving forward is to listen even more to employees and reflect on their needs, as well as those of our customers and the marketplace.”