Nestlé, the leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company has emerged the Best Employee-Friendly Organisation in the Food, Beverages Industry in Nigeria. The award which was endowed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN), was bestowed on the Company during the Annual Lecture/Luncheon of the Personnel Practitioners’ Consultative Association, at Lagos Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja, recently.
Speaking during the presentation of the award, the immediate past President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, Mr Abiola Popoola,praised Nestlé for its progressive employee relations policy. Nestlé Nigeria was particularly commended for having the lowest employee turnover rate in the Food and Beverage Industry in Nigeria in the last five years due to its commitment to building the human resources capabilities and competencies.
Receiving the award on behalf of the Company, the Head of Human Resources, Mrs. Marie Owoniyi thanked CIPMN for the honour. She said that at Nestlé, the mission of Human Resources is to provide professional guidance to line managers and employees aiming to deliver superior business results by optimizing of the employees, while ensuring a responsible culture of respect and responsibility, including exemplary working conditions.
Mrs Owoniyi reiterated Nestlé’s commitment to motivate its workforce to deliver sustainable results through appropriate compensation, recognition and career development processes.
Commenting on the ‘Most Employee-Friendly Organization’s award, the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Nestlé Nigeria, Mr Dharnesh Gordhon assured that the company will continue to walk the talk as the leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company. In his words: “Nestlé’s ability to provide working conditions that match the expectations of our workforce is key to our continued success. Our Company recognizes that employees need and expect to work flexibly, so that they can connect their busy work and home lives.”