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For the fifth consecutive year, Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has been certified by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer for its exceptional employee offerings. At an online event, the Institute announced this year’s research findings, presenting MBSA with the coveted title of Top Employer industry leader in the automotive category for the second consecutive year.
Commenting on the award, Executive Director of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, Abey Kgotle said: “I am incredibly proud that Mercedes-Benz South Africa has maintained its industry leader status for the 2021 Top Employer Certification. This is the second consecutive year that we are number one in the automotive industry and the fifth time we are receiving recognition for our outstanding people practices. This award is testament that we are moving in the right direction in ensuring the effectiveness of our Human Resource strategy, which focuses on developing talent and skills, creating a new employee experience, enhancing leadership development and placement, and managing our workforce efficiently.”
Top Employer certification is awarded to companies with an outstanding employee focus, who develop their people strategies to provide the best working environments for employees. The Institute certifies organisations based on the participation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey that covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics such as People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Well-being and Diversity & Inclusion and more. The survey evaluates the degree to which the topics are supported and implemented through strategic focus, integration of managers and use of technology in the individual companies.
Billy Elliott, Top Employers Institute Regional Manager: Africa stated: "Congratulations to Mercedes-Benz South Africa for achieving their 5th consecutive Top Employer Certification for 2021. They have also been recognised as the leader in the automotive industry sector for the second year in a row. Mercedes-Benz has showcased the organisation’s dedication to a better world of work and exhibits this through excellent people strategies and practices. Mercedes-Benz provides an outstanding workplace experience and empowers employees to truly reach their potential.”
Between 2019 and 2020, MBSA spent R227 826 423 on various training programmes and initiatives for its employees. The company’s development programmes include: leadership development programmes, technical programmes, CA (SA) graduate programme, graduate development programme, disability learnerships and bursaries for high school learners and tertiary students.
Learn more about opportunities and programmes available at Mercedes-Benz South Africa: visit https://corporate.mercedes-benz.co.za/careers/.