JOHANNESBURG, 2 October 2015: The Top Employers Institute announced the results of its annual research into a large number of employers and their employee conditions in South Africa, with ADvTECH Limited making the list of Top Employers for 2016.
ADvTECH continues to lead the private sector in the fields of education and resourcing, contributing meaningfully to the sustainable development of human capacity in South Africa.
As a premium schools and SA's largest private tertiary education provider, ADvTECH seeks to remain people-centred, offering sound education and high quality offerings while retaining strong niche brands like CrawfordSchoolsTM, Trinityhouse Schools, Abbotts Colleges, Junior Colleges, ADvTECH Academies, Centurus Colleges and Maravest Schools, The Independent Institute of Education, Varsity College, Rosebank College and Vega.
Currently ADvTECH employs 5 024 people at 76 schools (where 24 000 pupils are taught) and 20 campuses (catering to 31 000 students). The group's Resourcing section has successfully placed 3182 candidates through more than 20 staffing branches.
Top Employers is an annual programme that certifies organisations successfully demonstrating an exceptional working environment and employee offerings, while the Top Employers Institute is an independent organisation that globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company has recognised Top Employers around the world since 1991 by uncovering the employee offerings of significant employers and measuring them against an international standard. Only leading organisations that make the grade become certified as Top Employers.
Crucial to the Top Employers procedure is the completion of a stringent research process – the Top Employers Institute's international Best Practices Survey. This is done to ensure that participating companies meet the required high standard in order to achieve the certification. To further reinforce the validity of the process, all responses were independently audited.
This research has therefore verified ADvTECH's outstanding employee conditions and given the stamp of approval on numerous criteria, including: talent strategy; workforce planning; on-boarding; learning and development; performance management; leadership development; career and succession management; compensation and benefits as well as culture.
The findings were that ADvTECH has a strong focus on leadership development which sees them retain their talent. The company's 5 000-plus employees – be they teachers, recruiters, administrators or support staff – are committed people working in a professional environment offering a top class service.
Frank Thompson, interim CEO at ADvTECH said the group was tremendously excited about joining the ranks of prestigious Top Employers, affirming ADvTECH as a great place to work.
This latest Top Employer certification sees the brand now officially entering the top global ranks, demonstrating clearly that ADvTECH is a great place to work.