Santam recognised as top employer in SA award for the 4th year running

3 min read 22 November 2019

Santam has been officially recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2020 for excellence in employee conditions. This is the fourth consecutive year that the country’s largest general insurer has achieved this accolade.

Enid Lizamore, Executive Head of Human Resources at Santam, says, “Santam is passionate about its people and is dedicated to continuously creating an environment that allows people to thrive and perform with purpose.  We are extremely proud that this independent research has once again verified our exceptional employee conditions and earned us a spot among a choice group of certified Top Employers.”

For Santam, this award is a reflection of the investment the company makes in providing the very best working environment for its employees through their progressive ‘people-first’ HR practices.

The Top Employers Institute Programme provides certified organisations with the ability to leverage their employer branding, benchmark their practices against other top performers and globally align their policies.

As an independent HR certification company, the Top Employers Institute assesses participants through their global HR Best Practices Survey. In order to be certified, organisations must successfully achieve a particular standard around their practices as set out by the Top Employers Institute.

This HR Best Practice Survey looks at ‘People Development’ practices with extreme rigour across the entire HR Vale chain. The Top Employers Institute evaluates the implementation of these HR practices and reviews how they are supported through Strategy, Ownership, Practices, Measurement and Technology.  

Lizamore concludes, “This award provides external validation to those looking to step into an exceptional business as well as to our current staff that Santam is truly the place to be. We put our people at the heart of our business and this external achievement reinforces that we are on the right track.”

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