Norton Rose secures top listing for most aspirational workplace
18 June 2012
The South African Graduate Recruiters Association (SAGRA) has just released its fifth annual survey of new and future employees at South Africa’s leading organisations and Norton Rose South Africa secured 17th place out of over 200 employers mentioned for the most aspirational employer of choice 2012. This is the first time a law firm has been included in the top 20 listing.
When asked to state the main reason for selecting their most aspirational employer of choice, nearly half the graduates (from all degrees and qualifications) made their choice based on the overall reputation of the employer, while a fifth said it was the appeal of the employers’ product, service or brand.
The top 20 listing included leading companies such as the four top audit firms, three of the corporate banks, Investec, Unilever, SARS, SAB, BHP Billiton, Anglo American, Accenture and Sasol, to name a few.
As part of the survey, graduates were also asked to name one representative who had made the most positive impression on them during their job search and Reshma Dayah, Professional Recruitment and Development Manager at Norton Rose South Africa, was one of the top people who received the most votes. More than 400 different company representatives from over 150 different organisations were mentioned.
Rob Otty, Managing Director at Norton Rose commented:
“This is a huge accolade for us, not only as a company but also as a brand. This demonstrates the strength of our brand which is now crossing into areas beyond just law. We are also thrilled at the recognition received by Reshma Dayah, our Professional Recruitment and Development Manager. This is a significant achievement and she has done the company proud.”
For further information please contact:
Glyn Smith, communications specialist, Norton Rose South Africa
Tel +27 11 685 8826; Mob: +27 82 776 1152
Anusha Mudhai, communications assistant, Norton Rose South Africa
Tel: +27 11 685 8947; Mob: +27 84 911 2535
Notes for editors
Norton Rose South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc) is a member of Norton Rose Group, a leading international legal practice offering a full business law service to many of the world’s pre-eminent financial institutions and corporations from offices in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Central Asia. Knowing how our clients’ businesses work and understanding what drives their industries is fundamental to us. Our lawyers share industry knowledge and sector expertise across borders, enabling us to support our clients anywhere in the world. We are strong in financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and pharmaceuticals and life sciences.
We have more than 2900 lawyers operating from 43 offices in Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Amsterdam, Athens, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Bogotá, Brisbane, Brussels, Calgary, Canberra, Cape Town, Caracas, Casablanca, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Melbourne, Milan, Montréal, Moscow, Munich, Ottawa, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Prague, Québec, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Warsaw; and from associate offices in Dar es Salaam, Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta.
Norton Rose Group comprises Norton Rose LLP, Norton Rose Australia, Norton Rose Canada LLP, Norton Rose South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc), and their respective affiliates.