Global information and insights company TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) scooped three accolades in the Top Employers Institute (TEI) annual awards programme for 2023, with TransUnion South Africa, TransUnion Kenya, and the TransUnion Global Capability Centre (GCC) Africa all being named top employers for 2023. This is the third consecutive year that TransUnion has been certified by the TEI on the African continent, with the South African business having been certified in 2020 and 2021.
The Top Employers Institute assesses HR best practices worldwide, and recognises employers that provide employees with the best working conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development. TransUnion South Africa is one of just 1,857 companies in 123 countries and regions to have been certified and recognised since the TEI’s establishment 30 years ago.
TransUnion Africa CEO Lee Naik said that the certification is a meaningful recognition of the investment the company makes into recruiting and retaining industry-leading talent, drawing on its people practices as key drivers of business growth on the continent and globally.
“The Top Employers certification recognises the priority we place on creating a holistic working environment for our associates across our Africa portfolio of businesses, so that they can achieve the greatest possible personal fulfilment alongside their professional success,” said Naik.
“Our approach, at every level of the business, is to create a platform for our associates in South Africa and in Kenya to make an impact and transform the lives of those around them, while they deliver best in class solutions for our customers. This means that we have a highly engaged workforce that is driven to succeed, even in challenging economic times, supporting the business’s vision of providing Information for Good,” he added.
“Being acknowledged as a Top Employer after less than two years of operation is a remarkable achievement for GCC Africa, and the more than 650+ associates that have joined us since we opened our virtual doors in March 2021,” says Avesh Singh, Vice President, Global Operations at TransUnion. “Our intentional focus on creating a sought-after working environment, despite being a fully virtual operation, has seen us evolve into an employer of choice. We are particularly proud of the GCC’s all-women leadership, and that more than 69% of its associates are women too.”
The TEI programme certifies organisations based on the participation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey. This survey covers six HR domains, and includes areas like people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, learning, wellbeing and diversity and inclusion.
Naik added that being certified as a Top Employer emphasised the importance of creating a balance between being a high performance culture and nurturing an employee-focused environment.
“Being a part of a global organisation means that we can draw from the knowledge and experiences of our global counterparts – while also leading the way in creating a vibrant local culture that responds to the uniqueness of our businesses in South Africa and Kenya,” he said. “We are so proud of this certification, and will continue to build on our past achievements to maintain our status as an employer of choice for the continent’s most innovative talent.”