Linkage Assurance gets ITF award for manpower development
FOR strong commitment to manpower development through enhanced budget and staff training, underwriting firm, Linkage Assurance plc has won the 2014 recognition of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), a yearly programme to deepen human resource development amongst organisations in the Country.
The award handed over by the Lekki Area Office of the training fund said Linkage Assurance emerged the “Best Contributing Employer to Human Resources Development” within Lekki Area office for 2014. The position had earlier been occupied by Chevron in 2012 and HFP Engineering in 2013.
Ayoade Igbeyi, area manager, Lekki Area Office of ITF presenting the award during its flagship programme “Lunch & Learn” held at Orchid Hotels, Lekki said the objective of the award is to encourage and recognize commitment to human capital development in the country.
He said the impact is increased productivity, conducieve working environment and better relationship between employers and employees. He commended Linkage Assurance for blazing the trail, stating the insurance company have shown its prepared to rule in the future because the success or failure of an organisation is determined by the quality of its manpower.
Foluso Adedeji, group head, Marketing of Linkage Assurance plc who received the award on behalf of the Company’s Managing Director/CEO, GUS Wiggle said it was a happy moment for the company having realized its vision a few years ago to increase training budget.
Adedeji stated that the decision to increase staff training is not only impacted on the organisation’s productivity, it has given the staff better motivation and opportunity to redefine their career pact for personal and organisation growth. Our employee retention is high and we believe it is a commitment we would continue to uphold, he said.