Huawei has earned its place as a Top Employer in South Africa, for a fifth year running, as determined by the Top Employers Institute, a global authority on excellence in people practices. At the Top Employer Awards Ceremony held last week, Huawei also received accreditation as Continental HQ Top Employer for 2022 in Sub Saharan Africa. In addition to South Africa, Huawei also received the prestigious award in Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Angola, Ghana, Botswana, Mauritius and Uganda.
Through the Top Employers Institute certification programme, participating companies are annually assessed, surveyed, and accredited as leading employers in respect of their human resources practices. Coming at a time when Covid-19 has disrupted life and working conditions for people around the world, the award underlines the work that Huawei has done to ensure its employees across the region feel valued and cared for.
“Throughout the pandemic, Huawei ensured that its employees were a top priority and placed an even greater emphasis on their well-being. This, together with our other initiatives to build a strong pipeline of local ICT talent, has helped cement Huawei’s position as an ICT employer of choice,” said Huawei South Africa HR Director, Daniel Jiang.
“Huawei South Africa is incredibly proud to receive this award, which reflects our commitment and continued focus towards improving HR best practices within South Africa,” added Jiang.
Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink, said the past two years have impacted organisations across the world. “Huawei has continued to show that it prioritises maintaining excellent people practices in their workplace. In the past year, they continued to meet the challenges of the wider world of work while working determinedly to positively impact the lives of their workforce”.
The Top Employers Institute programme, established over 30 years ago, has certified over 1857 organisations in 123 countries/regions. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 8 million employees globally. The Top Employers Institute programme certifies organisations based on the results of its HR Best Practices Audit carried out on each organisation after the completion of a highly intense survey. The survey covers topics such as people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, learning, well-being, diversity, change management, performance management, culture and more.
Huawei is a global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. Huawei’s end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. The company has more than 180 000 employees, and operates in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.