The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Nigeria’s top human resources practice regulatory body, has accredited mobile network operator Airtel Nigeria with the Best Human Resources Practices Award within the telecommunications sector.
The award follows an inclusive and independent audit of Nigeria’s leading GSM operators by CIPM.
CIPM presented the award to an Airtel team, including human resources director Jubril Saba, head: shared services Tunde Oginni and head of HR operations and analysis Otu Umoren, at the opening of the regulatory body’s current 44th annual conference at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.
A citation in recognition of Airtel read at the event hailed the mobile network operator for complying with global HR standards and for adhering to best practices in its employee relations.
Airtel Nigeria’s chief executive Rajan Swaroop, while dedicating the award to the company’s staff, said in a press release that the accreditation is “an eloquent testimony of the dedication and good work of employees of the organisation.”
“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 actualising this optimistic vision,” he said.
Established in 1968, CIPM regulates the practice of human resource management in Nigeria in addition to promoting excellence in the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills by practitioners, in so doing “contributes to sustainable national development.”