Give a Continental about your staff: how tyre maker scored a top employer hat trick

27 November 2019 | Web Article Number: ME201917272

Plastics & Rubber

THE Netherlands-based Top Employers Institute recently certified Continental as a Top Employer in South Africa for 2019, the third consecutive year it has received the certification.The annual review recognises companies on every continent that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and strive to continuously optimise employment practices.

“Despite having faced a challenging year, our focus on our people did not waver,” said General Manager of Human Relations Attie Higgs.

“We engaged differently in communicating our challenges, worked closely with our trade union partners and guaranteed open and transparent information sharing on matters directly affecting all employees.”

Give a Continental about your staff: how tyre maker scored a top employer hat trick
Back: Clifford Chamberlain, Vivendren Mudaly, Volkswagen Group Board Member for Human Resources Gunnar Kilian, Unathi Dyokwe, Zen Chetty. Front: Tiz Bonadei, Dr Lesley Lee, Nosisa Dinge, Ndulela Canca, Pumza Mboniswa, Siphokazi Jacobs, VWSA Human Resources Director Percy Smith

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) also qualified as one of the country’s Top Employers making it the ninth consecutive year it has received this accolade.

“For VWSA to be honoured with this accolade for the ninth year in a row is testament to the success of our efforts to improve working conditions,” said Thomas Schaefer, VWSA Chairman and Managing Director. “We remain committed to providing for the members of the VWSA family, by providing among others opportunities for development and a company culture of unity, Integrity and Excellence. This award shows we are on the right path.”

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