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Unilever tops employer recognition award

Friday, February 12th, 2021 00:00 |
Unilever Kenya.

Benard Sigei

Unilever Kenya was yesterday named one of Africa’s top employers for the fifth year running by the Top Employer Institute. 

The multinational consumer goods company was accredited for its excellence in talent strategy, workforce planning, talent acquisition, on-boarding, learning and development.

“Our clientele are the ones who have made us get recognised because they are appreciative of the unlimited services we offer them because we strive to give them our best because we believe people with purpose succeed,” said Luck Ochieng, Unilever Kenya Managing Director.

Ochieng added that in spite of the corona virus pandemic that crippled the economy bringing with it retrenchments the company has stood by the people and will continue holding their hands as they navigate the hard times caused by the worst pandemic experienced world over.

On the category of the top employers status Unilever Uganda also retained the crown while first time participants Ethiopia was second in its home ground.

The international certification institute picks out the best in over 1000 companies globally ranked in an extremely competitive HR best practices survey covering six domains and 20 subtopics across the entire HR spectrum.

Gender balance

“With our achievement just last year on gender balance across our management internationally, this hard –earned victory is another feather in our cap,” Ochieng said.

The firm which is 107-year old in Kenya has the highest female manager representatives yet with 50 per cent representatives being women up 12 per cent 11 years ago breaking the record of achieving gender balance giving high positions to women.

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