Outstanding people practices help advance organisations

David Plink, CEO Top Employers Institute 

“The people with the best people win” – Jerry Walsh

How do you ensure that your organisation has the very best employees to help your company grow from strength to strength and shine within your industry sector? You invest in the source of the product and service creation – people.

Now more than ever, organisations are investing in the improvement of their people practices. Gone are the days where HR operated as an external entity – hiring, firing and moderating conflict. The world of HR is constantly evolving, and now the key objective for attracting and retaining top talent into business is the focus on people practices.

Worldwide HR trends are continuing to centre around people-centric themes, including digitalisation, millennials, transparency, diversity and inclusion and wellbeing – subjects that look at increasing employee drive and satisfaction.

Organisations looking to review and improve their HR practices and advance their people strategies can enter the Top Employers certification process and become recognised for excellence in employee conditions.

This thorough process is based on 10 survey topics and spread across more than 600 questions. The topics cover essential people practices that organisations can be scored on. These include talent strategy, workforce planning, talent acquisition, on-boarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership development, career and succession management, compensation and benefits, and culture.

Once organisations have completed the process and received scoring and feedback, they can be recognised as a Top Employer.

Once recognised as a Top Employer, an organisation will be able to promote their company as a top employer in their field through employee branding. It will also be able to measure its people practices against other organisations in its industry through benchmarking results, which will help organisations align their internal processes across markets for a more succinct HR approach. Top Employers can connect with other recognised organisations through events and celebration dinners held worldwide.

Top Employers Institute is the global certifier in employee excellence. We accelerate the impact of people strategies to enrich the world of work.

Is your organisation dedicated to enriching the world of work? Find out more about our certification programme.


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