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EY 3rd in SA’s Top Employer for 2014, 1st in Professional Services industry

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Johannesburg – Last night, EY was awarded the following accolades by the Top Employers Institute:

  • EY South Africa - 3rd in overall Top 10 rankings for Top Employers South Africa
  • EY South Africa - 1st in Industry ranking for Professional Services
  • Certified ‘Top Employer Africa 2014’ in Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe

This is the eighth consecutive year EY has been recognised as one of South Africa’s Top Ten Employers.

EY’s continued success and performance in the annual Top Employers Certification Programme is testament to the firm’s commitment to building a better working world.

EY’s ambitious growth strategy and its pan-African vision, inclusive leadership philosophy and leading people culture all contribute to attracting and retaining the best talent allowing the firm to deliver seamless and innovative solutions to its clients across the continent.

Ajen Sita, CEO for EY Africa says, “Our people are our best asset. Living the ‘building a better working world’ purpose statement would not be possible without each and every one of our people embracing it in their own lives. We are focused on unlocking value across Africa for our people, clients and communities. We do this through embracing diversity, teaming and inclusive leadership. These are some of the elements that are our key differentiator from our competitors and have brought us success in attracting the best talent and providing exceptional service to our clients.”

On leading this integrated firm across Africa, Sita says, “To all the people in our business at every level who continue to demonstrate leadership, innovation and commitment, and take our firm from strength to strength by addressing the needs of our clients on a daily basis, I would like to say, thank you.”

Seshni Samuel, EMEIA Talent Leader at EY says, “Our consistent performance in the Top Employers Certification Programme reflects our focus on creating an environment where all of our people are supported in achieving their full potential, to the benefit of themselves, our clients, our firm and our communities. While our employees are with EY they are empowered with experiences, relationships and learning and development opportunities.

In addition they are coached to build career value, which will allow them to emerge as true business leaders to serve South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world.”

She further states, “Our employees are also encouraged to own their careers and are provided with the tools and opportunities to develop a career plan, which addresses their career aspirations and development needs. Mentoring, coaching and appropriate sponsorship is critical for building succession plans and supporting our commitment to diversity in leadership. Our performance process is supported by a career development framework called EYU (EY and You), which ensures that employees are exposed to appropriate learning, experiences and development to accelerate their career development.

Samuel concludes, “This recognition validates to our existing employees that our HR policies and procedures are well thought through and supportive of their overall wellbeing and development. It also confirms to potential employees that we are the employer of choice to take your career forward. This is how we build a better working world.”