Dec 10/19NEWS

Smollan India recognised as a certified Top Employer 2020

We are thrilled that Smollan India has been officially recognised as a Top Employer 2020! Read more on this achievement…

Smollan India has been officially recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2020. The Top Employers Institute is focused on accelerating the impact of people strategies to enrich the work place.

“Top Employers Institute wants to help institutions that help work places get the best out of their people to ensure that their people are the best they can be,” says David Plink, the CEO of the Top Employers Institute. “We believe that people make the organisation. The certified participants are a shining example of a dedication to people practices as they continuously commit to empowering their employees for a better world of work. Congratulations!”

Smollan started operations in the Indian Subcontinent in 2008 through a joint venture with Hindustan Unilever Limited. The Top Employer award matters to us because our people are our largest investment and our greatest asset. It is a recognition of our commitment to growing and developing our people and offering meaningful employment. We promote excellence and collaboration in building a business that deserves to last; recognising the extraordinary effort, commitment and contribution of our employees, suppliers and partners to think, act and deliver in a manner that is pioneering, responsible and most of all sustainable to our communities and environment.

“This is a fantastic achievement for Smollan India. We talk all the time about how people are at the heart of our purpose, so seeing our people power our business in this way, is what it’s all about,” said Ridwaan Bedderson. “Being a Top Employer means that we have a promise to keep. A promise to always do our best for our people and in turn for our clients and the industry.”


About the Certification Programme

The Top Employers Institute Global Certification Programme has certified over 1 500 organisations in 118 countries. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 6 000 000 employees globally.

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.

“I feel inspired by what this achievement means for our business, for our brand and most importantly for our people,” ends Ridwaan Bedderson.


About Top Employers Institute

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About Smollan

Founded in 1931, Smollan is a retail solutions company, delivering growth for retailers and brand owners across five continents. We cover every aspect of how brands are managed in retail environments through the creation and execution of leading solutions in Sales & Retail Execution, Marketing Solutions, Technology and Ecommerce. Internationally recognised for our exceptional human platform of over 80 000 people and our sophisticated systems, we drive sales and create brilliant shopper experiences for some of the world’s most loved brands. For more information on Smollan, visit: