“Achieving the IiP accreditation is for us a validation of the strength of our Employee Value Proposition also known as the MTN Deal. MTN Nigeria strongly believes that our people are our most critical competitive asset and a key differentiator in the marketplace. The IiP accreditation is an independent and objective confirmation that we care about our people and deploy best practice people solutions and policies that make MTN Nigeria a great place to work,” said Amina Oyagbola, Human Resources Executive, MTN Nigeria.
Oyagbola said the company is particularly delighted by the accreditation as it reinforces MTN’s position as an Employer of Choice.
Oyagbola recalled that as an example of one of the five pillars of the company’s robust employee value proposition of Investing in Talent, MTN Nigeria introduced the Accredited Learning Scheme (ALS) in 2005.
“This initiative seeks to foster the educational and professional development of long serving and high performing employees across the organization by providing the platform for employees to continue their educational pursuits in reputable universities in the UK while in full-time employment,” she said.
‘To date, close to a thousand staff have taken advantage of the scheme’, according to Oyagbola
Elaborating further, Oyagbola said that the ALS and MTN’s Talent development strategy amongst other people investment interventions which had been carefully implemented over the years have facilitated rapid career development and up-skilling of the Nigeria work-force across all Divisions of the company.
She commented that 99% of MTN Nigeria’s workforce is Nigerian, and that 98% of senior management were also local staff, in line with MTN’s robust local content policy.