The Top Employers Institute, a global authority on excellence in people practices has conferred more Huawei offices with top employers’ award.

11 Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa offices have been named top employers in global rankings.

Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa has seen the number of country offices represented in the Top Employer Institute’s Top Employer rankings rise from 9 to 11.

Speaking in Lusaka, Huawei Director of Public Relations Jane Zhang, said increased representation in the prestigious annual rankings is a testament to the work Huawei has put into employee wellbeing across the region over the past 12 months.

“Mozambique and Tanzania now join South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Angola, Ghana, Botswana, Mauritius and Uganda with the Top Employer seal. Being certified as a Top Employer showcases an organization’s dedication to a better world of work and exhibits this through excellent HR policies and people practices” she said.

Ms. Zhang reiterated that the Top Employers Institute programme certifies organizations based on the participation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey.

Director of Public Relations said the survey covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics including People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Wellbeing and more.

“We’re incredibly proud to have a growing number of Huawei offices across the Sub-Saharan region recognized as top employers. We have equally seen improved rankings in several markets. Our rise into the top 20 of Top Employers by our Southern African offices is worth celebrating. We’re proud to have seen improvements in our rating for employee wellness, which is due to our programmes for staff physical and mental health,” Ms. Zhang said.

She further noted that Huawei has also worked hard on diversity and inclusion, implementing programmes aimed at fostering a more unified workplace. Additionally, it has sought to increase its senior local professional experts and appointments.

And in a statement, Huawei Southern Region HR Director Yu Chen, also added that while the gains are laudable, Huawei will keep building its reputation as a Top Employer as it is one area that continues to be a major focus is building ICT skills, which remain scarce across the region.

We remain committed to addressing this challenge, focusing primarily on skills transfer and training,” he said.

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