Olam has raised its profile as one of the best places to work with a recertification as a top employer for the third consecutive year by Top Employer Institute. The company’s operations in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, and the Africa Region were recognised and awarded the Top Employer Certification underscoring its full compliance with international best practices in HR practices.
According to a statement, this latest certification was announced recently by the Netherlands-based Top Employers Institute, a global authority on recognizing excellence in people’s practices.
Emphasizing the significance of the certification, David Plink, CEO of Top Employers Institute, said in the statement: “Exceptional times bring out the best in people and organisations. And we have witnessed this in our Top Employers Certification Programme this year: exceptional performance from the certified Top Employers 2023. These employers have always shown that they care for the development and well-being of their people. By doing so, they collectively enrich the world of work. We are proud to announce and celebrate this year’s group of leading people-oriented employers: the Top Employers 2023”.
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The Top Employers Institute conducts an annual certification audit in 121 countries to assess organisations’ people strategy and the impact on employees’ career journeys. Olam’s stellar human resource strategy and employee positive feedback have continued to earn the organisation a top rating as one of the top employers, best place to work and build a thriving professional career. In addition to the latest recognition, the business was certified as a top employer in 2020 and 2021.
Ashish Pande, Country Head of Olam Agri in Nigeria, explained that while the business’ continues to invest in agriculture and food production, human capacity development, knowledge/skills transfer, professionalism, workplace tolerance, staff welfare, and employment generation in Nigeria is targeted at deepening the economic contributory role of the country’s labour force in line with the Federal Government’s economic development agenda.
He said, “We keep investing in our workforce to smoothen their career journey”