By Zainab Iwayemi
Following a human resources best practice survey conducted by Top Employers Institute, Olam Nigeria Limited has been awarded as the employer of choice in the African region for the year 2020 after emerging with a strong score.
The 600 people’s development practices survey conducted by the institute contained ten topics across, talent strategy, workforce planning, talent acquisition, on-boarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, career and succession management and culture.
Commenting on the award, David Plink, chief executive officer, Top Employers Institute, congratulated the recipients of the human resource excellence award. “Recognising our regional Certified Top Employers 2020 is an extremely proud moment for us all. This level of certification showcases the dedication to the consistent application of HR excellence on a regional level and an impressive commitment to enriching the labour market.”
Meanwhile, Jaideep Biswas, regional human resource head and global business partner, FMCG business, Olam International, in a statement to the press, had recently noted that the firm is concerned about enriching and developing people, noting that “the organisation prioritises the implementation of robust people development strategies at Olam, whereby its approach is aimed primarily at keeping our people engaged by enriching the world of work for our employees. The recognition by the Top Employers Institute demonstrates the effectiveness of our organisation’s strategic approach to our employees,” he said
Olam Nigeria specialises in food and agri-business, the procurement of primary commodities like cashews, cocoa and shea nut, through its operations streamed towards export, import, and branded packaged food products.
Since it was established in 1989, the company has made significant marks. In 2017, it invested in an integrated animal feed mill, poultry breeding farms, and hatchery in Chikpiri Gabas Village, Gwagwada in Kaduna State.