The 2021 Top Employers have been announced and the CSIR was recognised as one of them.
Being certified as a Top Employer showcases an organisation’s dedication to a better work environment, exhibiting this through excellent human resources (HR) policies and people practices.
The Top Employers Institute programme certifies organisations based on the participation and results of its HR Best Practices Survey. This survey covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics such as people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, learning, well-being, diversity, inclusion and more.
CSIR Group Executive: Human Capital and Strategic Communication, Andile Mabindisa, describes this recognition and achievement as a great stride for the CSIR. “It reaffirms our dedication to creating a workplace environment that is conducive for staff to thrive and excel in, executing the organisation’s mandate of improving the lives of South Africans. This is perfect timing and we celebrate this certification and recognition at a time when the CSIR celebrates its 75 years of existence,” he says.
“The CSIR recently adopted its new strategy, at the core of which is this focus on excellence, people, integrity and collaboration. This strategy is a step towards ensuring that the CSIR’s value proposition lies in acknowledging its number one asset - its staff,” says Mabindisa.
Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink says: “Despite the challenging year we have experienced, which has certainly made an impact on organisations around the globe, the CSIR has continued to demonstrate the power of putting its people first in the workplace. We are proud to share this year’s announcement and congratulate the organisations that have been certified in their respective countries through the Top Employers Institute programme.”
The programme has certified and recognised more than 1600 Top Employers in 119 countries/regions across five continents.