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Get Recognised as an Employer of Choice!

Our Top Employers Certification Programme allows participating companies to be validated, certified and recognised as an employer of choice. Discover more about the Top Employers Institute Certification Programme in the video below!


 

Our Certification Programme allows participating companies to be validated, certified and recognised as an employer of choice. Discover more about the Top Employers Institute Certification Programme in the video!

 

Why Join the Top Employers Programme?

Benefits of being a Top Employer

 

Brand

Promote and celebrate your success with the world-renowned Certification Seal and other branding tools to leverage your excellence to the world.

 

Benchmark

Benchmark your organisation’s performance against the global Top Employers Institute standard and access dynamic analytics and insights via your results dashboard.

 

Alignment

Make data-driven decisions and drive company-wide adoption of key HR initiatives. Simultaneously shine a light upon often-hidden local best practices.

 

Connect

Connect with Top Employers worldwide through online and offline events to share knowledge and get inspired.

 

Value of Participation

Strengthen your employer's brand

74% say that the usage of the Certification Seal has improved their positioning as an employer of choice.

Improve your people practices

86% say benchmarking data has helped them improve their HR practices to grow as an employer of choice.

Achieve greater alignment globally

84% claim data has helped them better align policies and practices between countries.

Connect with other Top Employers

74% say events organised by Top Employers Institute have helped build their network of HR Professionals.

 

How we certify

Certification process

Service Kick-off

Introduction to your organisation's timeline and path to certification.

Survey

Your organisation completes the HR Best Practices Survey

Validation

Top Employers Institute validates your answers.

Certification

Your certification outcome is determined and communicated, followed by a Certification Celebration-

 

Global Top Employers 2023

In 2023, Top Employers Institute has certified over 2100 organisations in 123 countries/regions. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 9 million employees globally.

 

What Do Our Clients Say?

"It is a very proud moment for every one of us at Infosys to be certified once again as a global Top Employer. This is the third year in a row and we are very privileged to be part of an elite group of great companies."

Richard Lobo

Executive Vice President & Head Human Resources at Infosys

"It's a fulfillment of pride to know we are one of the global top employers, a regional top employer in four regions, and in 22 countries. That means that all the hard work we've been putting in to modernize our HR practices is paying off."

Dietmar Knoess

Global Director People & Organisation at Puma SE

"It's a fulfillment of pride to know we are one of the global top employers, a regional top employer in four regions, and in 22 countries. That means that all the hard work we've been putting in to modernize our HR practices is paying off."

Dietmar Knoess

Global Director People & Organisation at Puma SE

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Top Employers Institute Programme?

Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognising excellence in people practices. We help accelerate these practices to enrich the world of work. The Top Employers Institute Certification Programme allows participating companies to be validated, certified and recognised as an employer of choice.

Getting certified means putting your people first. When your employees are empowered by your people practices, they thrive. Recognition for an organisation's people practices will help it grow as an employer of choice. The Top Employers Institute certification programme recognises these practices and benefits your company. The programme benefits are brand, benchmarking, alignment and connect.

The Top Employers Certification methodology has been developed over the past three decades by leading international HR experts and is a testament to improving the world of work globally. Our thorough evaluation process is accurate and in-depth, ensuring that the HR Best Practices Survey responses are validated objectively and with integrity.

The HR Best Practices Survey is our reference tool for analysing participating organisations’ people practices. The HR Best Practices Survey looks at people practices based on six domains which cover key HR themes: Steer, Shape, Attract, Develop, Engage, and Unite.

Not all organisations are eligible to qualify as a certified Top Employer. If your organisation is interested in becoming a Top Employer, it must have advanced and formalised HR practices that impact over 200+ employees.