The criteria for becoming an employer of choice and how these criteria impact on performance

Solecki, Steven James (2003-12)

Thesis (MBA)--Stellenbosch University, 2003.


This study is an evaluation of the components of organisational success and how they combine to distinguish employers of choice from other organisations. Being an employer of choice is attracting interest in the employment market as organisations attach a perceived value to this. Employers of choice are not only of interest to organisations but also to prospective employees who are increasingly choosing the companies for which they would prefer to work according to organisation ran kings. Job seekers try to move to top companies as the benefits and opportunities are believed to be better. This study looks at the various surveys and opinions available in an attempt to identify the specific criteria that make one organisation better than another. These criteria are then evaluated and conclusions drawn regarding the extent to which they are beneficial to organisational performance. Most of the criteria appear to be components of sound human resource management practices. This leads us to believe that success is driven by sound practices, which in turn attract top performers who can continue the cycle by adding improved organisational performance. Being an employer of choice and being a top-performing organisation cannot be separated. The two concepts are interdependent as the one fuels the other.

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