The retention of the valued accolade bears testimony to SPAR South Africa’s focus on people practices and processes. The continuous journey of improvement that SPAR Group Ltd South Africa is taking will be travelled for many years to come.
Each year, the Top Employers Institute audits companies around the globe, assessing employee conditions, talent development throughout the organisation, and employment practices optimisation. The Top Employers Institute audits about 400 HR criteria and compares them against an international standard. Only companies that achieve the required score of ‘excellent’ during the audit on the various components achieve certification.
Unlike many other accolades, the Top Employers programme does not survey employees. The programme examines what each organisation offers its employees and how it ensures that there are quality initiatives in place for them to develop, both professionally and personally. Only the world’s leading employers earn the coveted certification, which is valid for one year.
In January 2022, SPAR Netherlands HR Policy also earned its Top Employer status, becoming the second SPAR organisation holding this title.
Source: SPAR South Africa
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SPAR South Africa was established in 1963. It operates four retail formats: SPAR, SPAR Express (operated in conjunction with Shell as a petrol forecourt store), KWIKSPAR (which focuses on convenience in city centres and high footfall locations), and SUPERSPAR (similar to EUROSPAR in offer).
South Africa was the first country outside Europe to join the SPAR organisation. The SPAR Group Ltd South Africa grants sub-licences to independent retailers to operate stores under one of the four formats, with almost all the current store portfolio being independently owned.