By Ikenna UGWU
ABUJA: Airtel, Nigeria’s leading telecommunications services provider has been honoured by the apex regulatory body of Human Resources practice in Nigeria, the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) with the Best Human Resources Practices Award within the Telecommunications sector.
The prestigious award came on the heels of a comprehensive, independent audit conducted by CIPM among major GSM operators in the country.
The award was presented to an Airtel Team, comprising of the Human Resources Director, Jubril Saba; Head: Shared Services, Tunde Oginni and Head: HR Operations & Analysis, Otu Umoren at the opening of the on-going 44th annual conference of CIPM, yesterday, at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.
At the event, a citation in honour of Airtel commended the leading telecommunications services provider for complying with global HR standards and for following best practices in its employee relations.
Speaking on the award, the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Rajan Swaroop dedicated the award to staff of the company, saying the recognition is an eloquent testimony of the dedication and good work of employees of the organization.
“As an employer of choice in Nigeria, our highly motivated employees are always happy to follow best practices in delighting both internal and external stakeholders. We desire to be the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians and we will continue to push ourselves very hard in actualizing this optimistic vision,” he said.
CIPM was established in 1968 to regulate the Practice of Human Resource Management in Nigeria and promote excellence in the Acquisition and Application of Knowledge and Skills by Practitioners, thereby contributing to sustainable National Development.