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Olam emerges top employer for third consecutive year

By Guardian Editorial
26 January 2023   |   3:22 am
Olam, a leading agribusiness, has won recertification as a top employer for the third consecutive year by the Top Employer Institute.


Olam, a leading agribusiness, has won recertification as a top employer for the third consecutive year by the 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 Human Resource (HP).
The latest certification was announced by the Netherlands-based Top Employers Institute, a global authority on recognising excellence in people’s practices, on Tuesday, during a virtual ceremony hosted to celebrate the certified organisations.

Emphasising the significance of the certification, CEO of Top Employers Institute, David Plink, said: “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.”

The institute conducts yearly 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, the 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.

According to the Institute, participants were appraised on people strategy, organisation and change, career, digital HR, work environment, employer branding, talent acquisition and onboarding, performance management, learning, wellbeing, rewards and recognition, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability.

Speaking on the latest certification, the Senior Vice President, Regional Head of Human Resources at Olam Agri, Jaideep Biswas, said: “As employee value propositions and aspirations continue to see a transformation due to a changing outlook on life, Olam keeps focusing on helping its workforce find fulfillment. Our human resource strategy aligns with the expectations of the bourgeoning global talent market. This trendy focus forms our corporate DNA across our operating market.”

Country Head of Olam Agri in Nigeria, Ashish Pande, 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.

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