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CSIR recognised as a top employer in South Africa

Publication Date: 
Monday, January 25, 2021

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation celebrates being crowned South Africa’s top employer. The 2021 Top Employers have been announced and the CSIR was recognised as a Top Employer in the country.

Being certified as a Top Employer showcases an organisation’s dedication to a better work environment and exhibits this through excellent human resources (HR) policies and people practices.

The Top Employers Institute programme certifies organisations based on the participation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey. This survey covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics such as People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Well-being and Diversity and Inclusion and more.

Contact Person

David Mandaha

+27 (12) 841 3654/072 126 8910

dmandaha@csir.co.za

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation celebrates being crowned South Africa’s top employer. The 2021 Top Employers have been announced and the CSIR was recognised as a Top Employer in the country.

Being certified as a Top Employer showcases an organisation’s dedication to a better work environment and exhibits this through excellent human resources (HR) policies and people practices.

The Top Employers Institute programme certifies organisations based on the participation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey. This survey covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics such as People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Well-being and Diversity and Inclusion and more.

CSIR Group Executive: Human Capital and Strategic Communication, Andile Mabindisa, describes this recognition and achievement as a great stride for the CSIR. “It reaffirms our dedication to creating a workplace environment that is conducive for staff to thrive and excel in executing the organisation’s mandate of improving the lives of South Africans. This is perfect timing and we advertently celebrate this certification and recognition at a time when the CSIR celebrates 75 years of its existence,” he says. 

“The CSIR recently adopted its new strategy and at the core of this strategy is the refined value to Excellence, People-centred, Integrity and Collaboration. This strategy was a step in the right direction to ensure that the CSIR’s value proposition lies in valuing its number one asset, which is its staff,” says Mabindisa.

Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink says: “Despite the challenging year we have experienced, which has certainly made an impact on organisations around the globe, the CSIR has continued to demonstrate the power of putting their people first in the workplace. We are proud to share this year’s announcement and congratulate the organisations who have been certified in their respective countries through the Top Employers Institute programme.”

The programme has certified and recognised more than 1600 Top Employers in 119 countries/regions across five continents.

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Issued by the CSIR Strategic Communication unit

For enquiries:

David Mandaha: CSIR Media Relations Manager
Tel: 012 841 3654
Mobile: 072 126 8910
E-mail: dmandaha@csir.co.za 

About the CSIR

The CSIR, an entity of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. Constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1945 as a science council, the CSIR undertakes directed and multidisciplinary research and technological innovation, as well as industrial and scientific development to improve the quality of life of all South Africans. For more information, visit www.csir.co.za

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About Top Employers Institute

Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognising excellence in People Practices. We help accelerate these practices to enrich the world of work. Through the Top Employers Institute Certification Programme, participating companies can be validated, certified and recognised as an employer of choice. Established more than 30 years ago, Top Employers Institute has certified over 1 600 organisations in 119 countries. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 6.9 million employees globally. Top Employers Institute. For a better world of work.