25 April 2023

Absa was rated top among “the 25 best workplaces to grow your career” in an annual survey by LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network with more than 900 million members.

The survey names the Top 25 South African workplaces, based on LinkedIn data that measures various elements of career progression. The methodology considers “components like how employees are advancing both within a company and when they leave, how they’re upskilling while employed there, and more — revealing companies that help set people up to get ahead in their careers,” according to LinkedIn.

As workers continue to adapt after the Covid-19 pandemic changed working habits, many professionals continue to seek their best next career move, while employers rethink how they attract, retain and develop talent, says LinkedIn.

“As home of Africa’s leading talent, Absa understands that the wellbeing of our people is vital to building a winning, talented and diverse team, as we increase employee productivity and engagement. We continue to enable sustainable hybrid and flexible working as part of our employee value proposition, and this model will remain part of our blueprint,” said Jeanett Modise, Absa Group Chief People Officer.  

To prepare for this longer-term transition, Absa continues to upskill employees and leaders with the knowledge and tools to enhance productivity, engagement, and inclusiveness in a virtual world.

Furthermore, the Group is committed to progressing its transformation and inclusivity agenda, believing that diversity presents a competitive advantage that will continue to shape organisational culture, agility and resilience in years to come.

“We’re very proud of another accolade recognising Absa’s efforts to be a top employer, attracting excellent talent. This is another way in which we are living our purpose, which is: empowering Africa’s tomorrow, together… one story at a time,” said Sydney Mbhele, Absa Group Chief Marketing and Corporate Affairs Officer.

Other recent accolades:

  • Absa received Top Employer Africa certification for the second consecutive year in South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Botswana and Ghana.
  • Forbes recognised Absa as a top African organisation championing women at work (ranked 36th out of 400 companies internationally)
  • Absa was voted the best employer in banking and financial services and the best overall employer in South Africa by South African tertiary students in the Gradstar Students’ Choice programme, the largest survey of its kind.