Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa is proud to announce that it has expanded its representation in the Top Employer Institute’s annual rankings, increasing from nine to 11 country offices. This achievement is a testament to the company’s dedication to employee well-being and its implementation of excellent HR policies and people practices.
Mozambique and Tanzania have now joined South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Angola, Ghana, Botswana, Mauritius, and Uganda in receiving the prestigious Top Employer seal. The Top Employers Institute certifies organizations based on their participation and results in the HR Best Practices Survey, which covers six HR domains and 20 topics including People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Well-being.
“We’re incredibly proud to have a growing number of Huawei offices across the Sub-Saharan region recognized as top employers, as well as to have seen improved rankings in several markets,” says Huawei Southern Africa Region, HR Director Yu Chen. “Our South African office’s rise into the top 20 of Top Employers in the country is particularly noteworthy.”
Chen also noted that Huawei has made significant strides in employee wellness by implementing programs for staff physical and mental health. Additionally, the company has focused on diversity and inclusion, fostering a more unified workplace, and increasing senior local professional experts and appointments.
Despite these achievements, Huawei is committed to continuing to build its reputation as a Top Employer, with a major focus on building ICT skills, which are scarce across the region. “We remain committed to addressing this challenge, focusing primarily on skills transfer and training,” says Chen.
“At Huawei, we look forward to these interventions bearing fruit in the coming months and years as we cement our status as a top employer,” Chen concludes. “Ultimately, however, the well-being of our employees remains our primary motivation for evolving as an employer. Our staff have always been, and will continue to be our greatest asset.”
Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink also states, “Exceptional times bring out the best in people and organizations. And we have witnessed this in our Top Employers Certification Programme this year: exceptional performance from the certified Top Employers 2023.
These employers have always shown that they care for the development and well-being of their people. By doing so, they collectively enrich the world of work. We are proud to announce and celebrate this year’s group of leading people-oriented employers: the Top Employers 2023.
In times when many tech companies in the US are laying off thousands of workers, this news brings in a breath of fresh air and a positive story. Share with us your thoughts on this in the comment section.