Nov 25/19NEWS

Smollan is Top Employer for the fourth consecutive year

Smollan has been officially recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2020 for excellence in employee conditions at the awards event held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Organisations certified as Top Employers are of the highest calibre. They are companies that have worked hard to create, implement and progress their people strategies.

“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,” said Smollan’s Chief HR Officer George Henderson.

“To become recognised as a Top Employer, an organisation will have to prove that the implementation of their people strategies enriches the world of work of their employees,” says David Plink, the CEO of the Top Employers Institute. “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!”

“Congratulations to Smollan for achieving their 4th consecutive Top Employer Certification for 2020. They have also been recognised as the South African Industry Leader in the Retail Services sector for the very first time. Once again, Smollan has proven its commitment towards overall HR excellence, placing great importance on benchmarking & improving their people strategies & practices through our Certification Programme. Smollan provides an outstanding workplace experience and empowers employees to truly reach their personal and professional potential. We are proud to be associated with such a high performing organisation dedicated to enriching the world of work for their employees” Billy Elliott, Top Employers Institute Regional Manager: Africa


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.

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,” ends Henderson.


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: