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G4S Certified as an Employer of Choice in Africa

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Centurion, South Africa: G4S has achieved the prestigious Top Employers Africa 2015 certification. G4S is the only private security company in Africa that has ever been awarded Top Employer certification, which is a tremendous achievement, particularly as the company has been awarded 9 certifications in 2013, 11 certifications in 2014 and now 11 certifications in 2015. Based on the independent research done by the Top Employers Institute, G4S offers its people an engaging, safe working environment where their contribution is 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 Africa Region. G4S has been certified as a Top Employer Africa 2015 in the following countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, DRC, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia.

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.

Judith Oude Sogtoen, Director of International Business Development 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 2015 certification, they can truly consider themselves at the top of an exclusive group of the world’s best employers.”

Elanie Kruger, Regional HR Director, G4S Africa says: “We are thrilled to receive Top Employer accreditation in 11 countries this year. With a staff complement of over 120 000 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.”

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