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Cadbury named top Africa employer

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Cadbury Nigeria Plc has been named a top employer in Africa by the Amsterdam-based Top Employers Institute. The company, which is a part of Mondelēz International, also won the Top Employer in Nigeria award for the second year running.

The Institute said that this was in recognition of Cadbury’s quality welfare for its staff and provision of conducive working environment,

The Institute’s programme certifies leading organisations around the world, based on their participation and outcomes of their HR Best Practices Survey that covers six domains.

The areas include: people strategy, talent acquisition, learning, work environment, well-being, and diversity and inclusion. Cadbury Nigeria’s performance in all these listed domains was adjudged outstanding.

Managing Director of Cadbury Nigeria, Mr Oyeyimika Adeboye said: ‘We are excited that our company has been recognised as a Top Employer beyond the shores of Nigeria. This shows our people policies and practices are world-class. We will continue to put our people first and delight our consumers with the right snacks made the right way’.

The company’s Human Resources Director, Mr Wole Odubayo, added: ‘Our certification as a Top Employer for the second year consecutively in Nigeria, and ranking as one of the top three companies in Nigeria, further emphasize our commitment to best-in-class people practices, and a strong mindset of continuous improvement.

‘It is also my pleasure to note that our Top Employer certification for this year is not just for Nigeria, but we have been certified as a Top Employer in Africa as well, and this serves to enhance our appeal as the employer of choice that we truly are’.

According to the company’s Corporate Communications and Government Affairs Manager for West Africa, Dr Frederick Mordi, Cadbury Nigeria won 12 HR awards from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), and HR People Magazine last year, for its outstanding people-related strategies and initiatives deployed to support business excellence and its employees.

Some of the awards include Employer of Choice; Best Training, Learning and Development Strategy; Outstanding Talent Management Strategy; and Outstanding Employee Engagement Strategy.

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