Huawei was recognized as one of the best employers in Africa, receiving the annual Top Employers certification award, in recognition of its exceptional employee practices. In addition to the Continental HQ Top Employer Certification for Africa 2021, Huawei also received the prestigious award in 10 African countries, including South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia.
The Top Employer Institute is a global authority on excellence in people practices. Through the Top Employers Institute certification program, participating companies are evaluated, researched and accredited annually as leading employers in relation to their Human Resources practices.
“Winning the Top Employer award is recognition of Huawei's high standards and commitment to encouraging and empowering our employees to work with the highest commitment and passion. Huawei is committed to creating opportunities for everyone in order to build a diverse workforce with a focus on employee professional development, health and safety and well-being, ”said Chen Yu, Huawei's South Africa HR Director.
With the digital age and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the need to increase skills has become a priority for organizations. ICT skills have also become critical to national development, as well as career opportunities for active professionals. Chen Yu said that Huawei persistently focuses on growing its staff's ICT skills to meet the needs of the future digital economy.
The Top Employers Institute program certified and recognized more than 1.600 Best Employers in 120 territories on five continents. The Top Employers Institute program certifies organizations based on the results of their HR Best Practice Audit conducted at each organization after the completion of a highly intensive survey. The survey covers topics such as people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, learning, well-being, diversity, change management, performance management, culture and more.
"Despite the challenging year we are experiencing, Huawei has continued to demonstrate the power to put its people first in the workplace," said David Plink, CEO of the Top Employers Institute. "We are proud to share this year's announcement and congratulate organizations that have been certified in their respective countries through the Top Employers Institute program."