Foremost agricultural firm, Olam Agri Nigeria has emerged 2022 ‘Employer of Choice’ at the HR People Magazine Awards.

Olam was nominated in the award category alongside other top organisations including International Breweries Limited, Jumia Nigeria, LaFarge Nigeria PLC and Nestle Nigeria plc, among others.

The HR People Awards was initiated to recognise and celebrate organisations that have implemented innovative people-centred HR initiatives that engender employees’ productivity, career and organizational growth and fulfilment in the process.  The award also emphasized how businesses are contributing to growth in their operating environments. 

Commenting, Senior Vice President, Regional Head of Human Resources at Olam Agri, Jaideep Biswas stated that prioritising human capital growth remained a major corporate DNA  of Olam across its operating markets.

He said, “This overall focus has helped us succeed in engaging, developing, and retaining a pool of talent. The HR People Magazine’s Employer of Choice Award underlines the fine human development structure we keep putting in place as part of our operating model. We won’t rest on our oars. This recognition is a motivation to do more and be even better.”

In his remark, General Manager, Human Resources of Olam Agri Nigeria, Lucky Nwadei pledged that the organisation would continue to promote innovative personal and professional career development opportunities. 

“We have an impressive employee engagement survey. We also ensure our employees participate in the decision-making processes while putting in place a work arrangement as well as an environment that engenders work-life balance, career growth and ultimate fulfilment.”

Responding, Executive Director, HR People Magazine Awards, Dapo Saheed emphasized the purpose of the award as a way to encourage organisations to adopt and sustain best HR practices.