MTN is exceptionally proud to be recognised as one of South Africa’s top three employers by the CRF Institute’s annual Best Employers Certification Index for 2012/13. At an award ceremony held last night, giant, large and medium sized business categories saw Old Mutual, MTN and Microsoft SA being awarded the Best Employers rating per category respectively.
“We are honoured to accept this award and proud at our technology and people achievements to date, as a business and a brand,” says Themba Nyathi, Chief Human Resources Officer at MTN SA. “It’s of course no secret that the world around us changes and advances at such a phenomenal rate, that an existence without the technologies we possess today is unthinkable. But technological advancements require constant innovation and MTN recognises the role that talent plays to enable this innovation.”
This year’s index, audited by Grant Thornton, had 73 organisations certified, representing the largest contributions to this index to date. Says Nyathi; “We view this certification index as critical to the growth and development of talent and the economy locally. As such, we fully support the objectives that the CRF Institute aims to drive, which is to primarily inspire organisations to be excellent employers, and we are proud to be able to say just that!”
The CRF Institute’s Best Employer Index scoring includes the following areas: organisation strategy; the HR function; communication; diversity management; corporate social responsibility; knowledge management; talent management and engagement; performance management; and rewards and recognition.
Concludes Nyathi, “To meet our customers’ continual innovative needs and to ensure we remain the service provider of choice, we will continue to put our people at the centre of our business, our strategies and our technology. Congratulations to all involved in being recognised with this award. Certainly I know I speak for many when I say I am a proud employee of MTN.”