Accenture named Top Professional Services Firm and overall in second place in Top Employer SA 2022
JOHANNESBURG; 31 JANUARY, 2022 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) in South Africa has again taken the number one Top Employer ranking in Professional Services and second position overall in South Africa’s Top Employer Awards 2022. Accenture has consistently maintained a top ranking for 12 years, revealing the firm’s continuous focus on ensuring their employment practices and policies are world-class.
“Being ranked first in the professional services category and second amongst all companies is a huge accolade for our people. It is a testament to the significant effort we put daily into growing our company and our people’s careers while delivering 360o value for our clients,” says Keshnie Martin, HR Director for Accenture, Africa. “In the past year, we have made further strides towards improving the Accenture employee experience. We continued to actively promote work/life integration, race equality in the workplace, gender mainstreaming, and a focus on self-care via healthy living and mental well-being.”
The Top Employers Institute researches the working conditions employers create for their people, including the extent to which they provide a great work environment, develop and nurture talent, and continuously optimise employment practices. The Institute has recognised that at Accenture, investing in people is a continuous and genuine exercise.
Our goal is to attract, develop, and retain the best talent, ensuring that we provide the best employee experience,” adds Martin. “The new way of doing business presents us with the opportunity to attract and develop a new wave of talent to work in an agile, fast-moving and tech-focused world. We are creating an environment that is flexible and sustainability-focused, community-centric, and transparent. The business sector is responsible for tackling the skills deficit currently facing our nation through skills development programmes. We must then employ these upskilled candidates to enable them to contribute to the economy and make South Africa economically more competitive and stable.
Accenture has been an avid advocate for equality and diversity in the workplace, receiving numerous awards for having implemented sustainable disability programmes to enhance skills and provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Accenture also actively sponsors awards that advocate for gender equality in the workplace.
For the past years, the Top Employer Institute’s Awards have recognised organisations with an employee-centric strategy driven by a highly engaged and motivated workforce. These high-performing organisations have positively impacted the lives of many employees in Africa with the world-class HR conditions they currently have in place.
“We delivered on our objective for 2021 to support more of our people to reach their full potential as we faced the challenges of the pandemic. Acknowledging and adapting to our revised reality drove a greater understanding and empathy towards transforming our workplace. At Accenture, we enhance our employees’ sense of belonging and inclusion and their quest for finding purpose in their work. This approach is the Accenture way of life, and we will continue to do so as 2022, with its challenges and opportunities, unfolds,” she concludes.
Accenture is part of an exclusive global “employer of choice” community, achieving certified excellence in employee conditions for the following year.
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