Avanade, a business technology solutions and managed services provider is one of 73 organisations to be certified as a Best Employer South Africa 2012/13. As evidenced by independent research conducted by the CRF Institute, Avanade offers its employees attractive working conditions. Avanade has been operating in South Africa for only a year.
Avanade is a people-driven business and is passionate about its employees. “Passion for Technology is one of our core values—it drives our people to push themselves to take on new challenges and expand their skills through training and certification programmes,” says Manoj Bhoola, Avanade South Africa Country Manager.
The CRF Institute, a specialist firm that produces the highly anticipated European, Asian and African Top Employer Indices each year, has just completed this year’s research into the HR policies and practices of a large number of leading South African employers. Avanade is one of the few organisations that have been certified as a Best Employer in South Africa for 2012/13.
The participating organisations were assessed on the following criteria: Primary and Secondary Benefits and Working Conditions, Training and Development, Career Development, and Culture Management. All results were audited by Grant Thornton and only those that met the stringent research criteria have indeed been certified as Best Employers.
Samantha Crous, General Manager South Africa with the CRF Institute: “The outstanding employee offerings that the certified Best Employers have in place for their staff show that they regard talent management as a top priority. They don’t just provide their employees with the things that interest them now, but also with those that will prepare them for their next career step within the organisation. Best Employers clearly show that they appreciate and foster their employees.”
“We’re very clear on what each individual needs to do in order to progress in the business, Carmen Short Human Resources Lead Avanade
“We look for people who have a passion for technology, particularly Microsoft technology, who are ambitious and career-driven. Ideally we want people who are not scared to challenge the boundaries and who are prepared to drive their own careers. We’re a company that is focused on people and the solutions our people can deliver rather than just a product portfolio. As a leadership team, we want to understand our people holistically,” adds Bhoola.
Sidwell Mabuya, Associate Software Engineer, Application Development.”Joining Avanade is the best choice I ever made, especially because of the wealth of experience and dedicated focus on skills development and empowerment. Avanade is not just a company that I work for but when I wake up in the morning, I wake up to another family in a home away from home. I look forward to work because of the company’s culture and people. Avanade is a place of opportunity and innovation that enables us to help our clients realise goals.”