Unilever Cube with a view
If you’re shuffling of to the office with the same battered briefcase and your lunch in the same blue Tupperware you’ve been using since 1998, you may wish to shoot Unilever a line to see if there are any openings. Le Grand Bleu, you see, has been has been certified as South Africa’s Top Employer for 2014 by the Top Employers Institute, measured on a number of scales which include Primary Benefits, Secondary Benefits and Working Conditions, Training and Development, Career Development and Culture Management. Hot on Unilever’s heels, from this great sector we call home, was Nestlé in number two, with PenBev coming in tenth, and no look in from any of our retailers at all. Increasingly, this recognition has become more than a nice to have, with the Employer Value Proposition (EVP) an essential component in attracting SA’s apparently diminishing talent.
Comment: Talent is perhaps the wrong word here. We have enormous reserves of talent, but diminishing opportunities for it to be realised through education.