Leading logistics company DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) has been certified as a top employer in Africa for its outstanding employee offerings across the region.
This is in addition to six African countries – South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Ghana that were also certified top employers in their local markets.
According to an independent research by Top Employers Institute, DHL looks after its people exceptionally well, making it one of the select few companies to achieve the exclusive certification in various African regions.
According to Charles Brewer, MD of DHL Express SSA, this achievement is an acknowledgement of the company’s strong focus on employee engagement, development and training on the African continent.
“Understanding the need to drive a common culture across 220 countries, we launched a Certified International Specialists training program for all 3,500 staff in Africa. Everyone from the Global CEO to a Courier in any country has gone through this training program reinforcing our core competencies as an organization. CIS training has been central to our staff retention and development globally,” he said.
He added the accolade is a testament to the company’s dedication of having motivated employees, which is a key focus pillar of its strategy.
Top Employers is a global and annual program that certifies organizations which successfully demonstrate exceptional HR environments and employee offerings.
The program is an audited and research based process that assesses employee offerings as well as the conditions employers create for staff to develop.
The Top Employers Institute assessed DHL Express’ employee offerings on various criteria including talent strategy, workforce planning, employee on, learning & development, performance management, leadership development, career & succession management, compensation & benefits and company culture.
Crucial to the Top Employers process is that participating companies must meet the required high standard in the research in order to achieve the certification.
Only organizations that achieve certification in at least four countries within the region deserve the special Top Employers Africa 2015 recognition.
“Our extensive research concluded that DHL Express forms part of a select group of employers that advance employee conditions worldwide. Their people are well taken care of,” noted Judith Oude Sogtoen, Director of International Business Development for the Top Employers Institute.
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