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Unilever named Africa’s Top Employer in 2023


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At the Top Employer 2023 Awards, consumer goods company Unilever was named the top “Top Employer in Africa.”

This is the sixth time in a row that the organization has received recognition.

The business won the prestigious award in four of the nations where it conducts business, including Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria.

Additionally, it reached the top five in South Africa and was accredited in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.

The Top Employers Institute, who organized the award, claims that it was determined through a contentious process of measurements based on the HR Best Practices Survey.

The program certifies organizations based on their dedication to their workforce through outstanding HR policies, participation, and the findings of their HR Best Practices Survey, it was noted.

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The survey’s 20 topics, which span six HR domains and include people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, learning, diversity & inclusion, well-being, and sustainability, were described.

Unilever West Africa’s Managing Director, Carl Cruz, said the award was proof of the company’s ability to consistently provide excellent employment experiences across the continent.

This good news confirms our steadfast commitment to always prioritizing our employees in everything we do as a company, he said. Our organization will always place a priority on taking care of our people.

Ola Ehinmoro, the organization’s director of human resources, said the award demonstrated the organization’s commitment to a better workplace, which was demonstrated through excellent HR policies and people practices.

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“This news, which has reaffirmed our company’s commitment to its employees, has made me very happy. We will keep looking for ways to enhance the working environment for our employees so that they enjoy coming to work, having fun, and achieving their goals.

“We continue to strive to become a more accountable, humane, and purposeful organization that values its employees. He exclaimed, “I want to thank our HR team for the fantastic work.

Additionally, according to David Plink, CEO of the Top Employers Institute, “exceptional times bring out the best in people and organizations. This year, the certified Top Employers 2023 displayed exceptional performance, as seen in our Top Employers Certification Program. These employers have consistently demonstrated their concern for the growth and welfare of their workforce. They all contribute to the improvement of the workplace in this way. The Top Employers 2023 are a distinguished group of this year’s top employers that value people.

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Since it started, the Top Employers award program has recognized and certified more than 2053 top employers in 121 countries and regions on five continents.

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