Monday, 18 July 2011

Ernst Young top firm for skills development

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FASSET (the labour department’s Seta for finance, accounting, management consulting, and other financial services) launched the ‘Making Best Practice Count’ awards in recognition of organisations that engage in Best Practice when it comes to skills development in South Africa. The award runs in tandem with the Department of Labour National Skills Development for Good Practice Awards 2009.

Jackie Tong, Director: Africa Sub-Area People Leader at Ernst & Young says, "We are immensely proud of our people, their commitment to our firm as well as their consistent execution of key learning and development processes which has lead to us maintaining our position. This award compliments our consistent Top 10 ranking in the Corporate Research Foundation (CRF) Best Companies to Work for in South Africa 2009 survey and is further confirmation of the focus that we place on ensuring that we maintain an inclusive environment that allows all our people the opportunity to develop their unique potential."


About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential. Ernst & Young refers to the global organisation of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity.
Ernst & Young is a company comprising of 150 directors and has a staff complement of over 2000 in offices throughout the country. We have made significant progress with its transformation and are the leaders amongst the Big Four with 47.3% of its staff and 25.3% of its ownership being black, 53.6% of its total staff being female and 28.6% female ownership. In addition, we have 41.6% black director representation on our Leadership Board.
We have been proactively responding to the globalisation of our clients by integrating our country practices across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. Our Africa integration has exceeded our expectations and we currently enjoy a presence in 25 African countries.


Issued by:
Fathima Naidoo
Ernst & Young
Tel: +27-11-772-3151
Cell: +27-76-662-2842
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On behalf of:
Jackie Tong
Ernst & Young
Tel: +27-11-772-3429
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