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Orion Group certified as one of the Top Employers South Africa 2018

Orion Group is proud to announce that it has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings.

The annual international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognises leading employers around the world: those that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and which strive to continuously optimise employment practices. Orion Group has been awarded the exclusive Top Employers South Africa 2018 certification.

The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. It has just announced the results of this year’s research into the employee conditions of significant employers in South Africa. Orion Group is one of the select organisations to achieve the Top Employers South Africa 2018 certification and delighted to be officially recognised as a leading employer.

Crucial to the Top Employers process is that participating companies must complete a stringent research process and meet the required high standard in order to achieve the certification. To further reinforce the validity of the process, all answers were independently audited, meaning this research has verified Orion Group’s outstanding employee conditions and earned them a coveted spot among a choice group of certified Top Employers.

The Top Employers Institute assessed Orion Group’s employee offerings on the following criteria:

• Talent Strategy
• Workforce Planning
• On-boarding
• Learning & Development
• Performance Management
• Leadership Development
• Career & Succession Management
• Compensation & Benefits
• Culture

David Plink, CEO at Top Employers Institute: “Optimal employee conditions ensure that people can develop themselves personally and professionally. Our comprehensive research concluded that Orion Group provides an outstanding employment environment and offers a wide range of creative initiatives, from secondary benefits and working conditions, to performance-management programmes that are well thought out and truly aligned with the culture of their company.”

Andre van der Merwe, Group People Development Manager, says “We feel honoured and have been very fortunate to work alongside other industry leaders, whereby we have been able to benchmark against and incorporate world class processes into our own organisation. Orion is an employer of the people. I enjoy most the entrenched coaching culture that has trickled from Executive management through to ground level employees. The company has grown so much over the last 6 years that we have we have been certified Top Employers and the culture has grown from strength to strength and the employees belief in the process, creating and extremely happy and productive environment.”


Antoinette Gmeiner, The Group Human Resource Director, says “The certification process is a very stringent, comprehensive and in depth quality assurance. We are very pleased that for the 6th year in a row we have received this prestigious certification. Our world class HR practices and entrenched coaching culture make Orion Group and outstanding employer”

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