8 January 2024
This prestigious recognition is a testament to Sanlam’s unwavering commitment to providing its employees with a world-class work environment and fostering a culture of growth, leadership, collaboration, and trust. Here, Sanlam advocates for four progressive practices to entrench a solid people-first culture.
“We are incredibly proud to be recognised as a Top Employer for the ninth consecutive year,” says Sana-Ullah Bray, Group Executive: Human Capital at Sanlam. “This recognition is a direct reflection of our dedication to our employees and our commitment to creating a workplace where they can thrive, succeed and live with confidence.”
Sana-Ullah Bray, Group Executive: Human Capital
Sanlam’s strong performance in the Top Employer certification process is driven by its continuous focus on reviewing and improving its people practices. This year, 60% of Sanlam’s scores shifted positively, indicating that the company is making significant progress in aligning its practices with leading standards. Additionally, the group scored ‘full marks’ for Business Strategy, Organisation and Change, Digital HR, Performance, Purpose and Values, and Ethics and Integrity.
“It is important for us to continuously review our people practices to ensure that we are meeting the evolving needs of our employees,” says Bray. “The Top Employer certification process provides us with valuable insights into how we can improve our practices and make our workplace even better.”
Sanlam’s work environment score saw the most significant improvement this year, reflecting the company’s efforts to enhance the employee experience in a hybrid work environment. Sanlam also made significant gains in its Offboarding, Sustainability, and Wellbeing scores.
Bray says that Sanlam is committed to listening to its employees and responding to their needs. The company has recently implemented several initiatives to gather employee feedback at more regular intervals and in key moments that matter.
“We recognise that the needs of our employees are constantly changing,” Bray adds, “We are committed to responding to these changes by implementing innovative channels for listening to employee feedback and making changes that will have a positive impact on their lives.”
During these challenging economic times, Sanlam’s Human Capital team has demonstrated unwavering dedication to ensuring that its people practices make a real difference in the lives of its employees. The team has focused on areas such as employee wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, and HR digitalisation to support employees and create a thriving work environment.
“Our employees are our most valuable asset,” says Bray “We will continue to champion progressive people practices that will enable our employees to achieve their full potential and create a great place to work.”