Smollan has been officially recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2019 for excellence in employee conditions.
Organisations certified as Top Employers dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through their progressive ‘people-first’ HR practices.
This global Certification Programme has certified and recognised more than 1 300 Top Employers in more than 115 countries across five continents.
About the Certification Programme
The Top Employers Institute Programme provides certified organisations with the ability to leverage their employer branding, benchmark their practices against other top performers and globally align their policies.
As an independent HR certification company, the Top Employers Institute assesses participants through their global HR Best Practices Survey. In order to be certified, organisations must successfully achieve the required minimum standard as set out by the Top Employers Institute.
The HR Best Practice Survey encompasses over 100 questions which cover 600 ‘People Development’ practices across 10 topics: Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, Talent Acquisition, On-boarding, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management, Compensation & Benefits and Culture. The Top Employers Institute evaluates the implementation of these HR practices and reviews how they are supported through Strategy, Ownership, Practices, Measurement and Technology.
CEO David Plink says “We believe that the 2019 Certified organisations demonstrate exceptional employee conditions and encourage the development of these practices by putting their people first. These companies help enrich the world of work with their outstanding dedication to HR excellence and because of this, they are recognised as an employer of choice”
What it Means to be a Top Employer
Top Employers are organisations of the highest calibre that have worked hard to create, implement and progress their people strategies. They provide an outstanding experience through strategic and thoughtful workplace programmes which create an environment that empowers and develops employees.
Smollan’s Chief HR Officer George Henderson spoke further on what it means to be a Top Employer and thanked the teams involved saying: “In order for the Smollan Human Resources capability to add a high-level of value to our business, we need to continuously enhance business performance through our organisational capability. Our processes and practices play a critical role in business achievement as it manages our most important asset, our people. The purpose of participating in the Top Employer campaign is to obtain an external validation of our people related organisational capability, to ensure that we measure up to, and exceed global best practice. As this accreditation takes a copious amount of energy and dedication, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the HR community for their dedication and hard work to maintain and continuously progress people related practices within Smollan.”
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About the Top Employers Institute
The Top Employers Institute is the global authority on certifying excellence in employee conditions.
We are dedicated to accelerating the impact of people strategies to enrich the world of work through certification, benchmarking and connecting Top Employers around the world. Through our certification programme, we enable organisations to assess and improve their workplace environment.
Established more than 25 years ago, the Top Employers Institute has certified over 1 500 organisations in 118 countries. These Certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 5 000 000 employees globally.