About Nike South Africa

Nike does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. We are a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries, and push out the edges of what can be. We’re looking for people who can grow, think, dream and create. We thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and rewards imagination. We seek achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about bringing what you have to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Facts & Figures

Industry Retail
Number of employees 322
Number of active countries 51

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of Nike South Africa

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Communication Channels

  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Employee website (separate URL)
  • Employee surveys

Learning and development programs

  • Internship programmes
  • Job rotation programmes
  • International exchange programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Peer support programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • (Peer) coaching
  • Coaching
  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • Simulations and learning games

Compensation and benefits

  • Salaries
  • Pension
  • Profit sharing
  • Long-term incentives
  • Employee discounts on company services/products
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance
  • Secondary benefits

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Flexi-time working
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)
  • Bringing a child to work (in emergency)
  • Compressed working hours

Networking Activities

  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Organising weekly drinks or other social event (by staff association)
  • Online chat/instant messaging
  • Seasonal social events
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management

Onboarding Activities

  • Pre-Employment package (after contract is signed)
  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Team lunch/dinner
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions
  • Follow-up session one year after joining
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management

Career and succession management

  • Training programme
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • Secondment
  • Job enrichment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • Mobile Telephone
  • Telephone allowance
  • Car/travel allowance
  • On-site parking
  • Entertainment allowance

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Stress management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Employee debt support
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • Health screening programme
  • Wellness programmes
  • Nutritional information programmes
  • Fitness centre membership subsidy/reimbursement
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Religious and/or spiritual facilities (e.g. prayer room)