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Here are the top companies South Africans most want to work for

The latest Universum Talent Survey shows the companies South African professionals from various fields want to work for the most.

The survey report is based on current employment trends, preferred employers, and the evolving talent needs in the current economic climate.

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“One of the biggest trends to look out for globally is the overarching evolution of employees’ need to belong,” said Pabi Mogosetsi, the country manager for Universum Global South Africa.

According to the Manpower Group, economic activity is reverting to pre-pandemic levels, with data revealing that more employers will expect to hire talent in the third and fourth quarters of this year.

Despite this, the ‘brain drain’ and skills shortage dilemmas remain a challenge to businesses, noted Mogosetsi.

A particular point of interest is that more professionals are not as trusting in their organisation’s leadership as they may have been previously, Mogosetsi said.

“6.2/10 of the respondents would recommend their current places of work to someone else, which is concerning considering that a satisfaction rating of 8/10 should be achieved.”

When looking for new positions, working professionals are using networks and connections they have made in the industry and online reviews to make their choices on employer information.

Mogosetsi said that both ethical standards and professional training and development are still highly regarded by professionals, with an emphasis being placed on secure employment over leadership opportunities.

Remote work has also emerged as a new trend that working professionals favour.

Listed below are the companies most professional South Africans want to work for based on each industry:

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Business/Commerce

#Company
1South African Reserve Bank
2SARS
3Transnet
4Investec
5Google
6Coca-Cola South Africa
7AB InBev
8First National Bank
9National Treasury
10Discovery

Engineering/Technology

#Company
1Sasol
2Transnet
3Google
4Microsoft
5AngloAmerican
6Eskom
7Tesla
8City of Johannesburg
9BMW Group
10City of Cape Town

Sciences

#Company
1Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries
2CSIR
3Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
4AB InBev
5AngloAmerican
6The Agricultural Research Council
7Coca-Cola South Africa
7Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology
9Google
10Unilever

Humanities/Liberal Arts/Education

#Company
1Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology
2United Nations
3DIRCO
4Google
5City of Johannesburg
6Department of Home Affairs
7Transnet
8City of Tshwane
9City of Cape Town
10Statistics South Africa

Law

#Company
1National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)
2Office of the Chief Justice
3United Nations
4Legal Aid South Africa
5Constitutional Court
6Department of Justice and Correctional Services
7Lawyers for Human Rights
8The South African Human Rights Commission
9Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA)
10Road Accident Fund

Healthcare/ Health Sciences

#Company
1Department of Health
2Medi-Clinic Southern Africa
3Network Healthcare (Netcare)
4Discovery
5Pfizer Laboratories
6Johnson & Johnson
7NHLS
8Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology
9Aspen Pharmacare
10SANBS