How to be… an Employer of choice

Image supplied by Canva/ Shironosov from Getty Images Article written by Margret Harris

The world of work has changed enormously since the pandemic, making it more important than ever for companies to aim to be employers of choice.

“A top employer is characterised by the practices and principles incorporated into how it operates. These span diversity, equity and inclusion, shared prosperity, sound employer – employee practices, employee well-being and innovation,” says Donald Khumalo, Human Capital Executive at WesBank, which was named as a Top Employer for 2022 by the Top Employers Institute.

He advises:

Regular internal surveys and audits keep management abreast of the overall mood in the organisation;

Work on developing and managing a hybrid work model that works for the organisation and its employees;

Keep the lock-down habits that work such as using online platforms to communicate with employees at once;

Working from home has benefits, including avoiding frustration of traffic;

Update and repurpose employees’ skills to prepare them for the future; and

Commit to creating a truly transformed workforce that represents South Africa’s rich diversity.

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