How Airtel Became One of the Best Places to Work in Nigeria

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Things that make Airtel one of the best companies to work for

One of the biggest misconceptions today is that companies that pay the most money to employees are the best places to work in Nigeria. More employers in Nigeria are beginning to realise this as well. One such company is Airtel, highlighting the importance of employee motivation and welfare in the workplace, which is one of the major reasons it was ranked number 2 in the prestigious list of Jobberman Best 100 Companies to work for in Nigeria for the year 2016.

HR Director, Airtel Nigeria, Gbemiga Owolabi
The HR Director, Airtel Nigeria, Gbemiga Owolabi holding the plaque for the Best 100 Companies to Work For

In an interview with the HR Director, Airtel Nigeria, Gbemiga Owolabi, he revealed some of the inner workings of how Airtel earned its place as one of the best companies to work for in Nigeria.

Airtel office space in Lagos
A section of the Airtel office space in Lagos

Top on the list of what the company does well is organisational culture.

(L-R) Associate Partner, Jobberman, Gbenga Totoyi and HR Director, Airtel Nigeria, Gbemiga Owolabi
(L-R) Associate Partner, Jobberman, Gbenga Totoyi and HR Director, Airtel Nigeria, Gbemiga Owolabi

Owolabi joined the helms of Airtel two years ago and he reaffirmed his belief that the management of the company has had a tremendous opportunity to make Airtel a great place to work. “It has been a journey and we are committed to continuous improvement.

Airtel cafeteria within its Lagos office space
Airtel cafeteria within its Lagos office space

Take a  look at the full interview here.

List of Best 100 Companies in Nigeria to Work For 2016

Samod Biobaku
A Nigeria-based writer and blogger who has written and edited for top brands including The SUN, Punch, Newswatch, Pulse.ng, Bigsam Media, Nigerian Bulletin, Swish Interativ, Hello Nigeria, National LIFE, iCampus, Jobberman and Cheki.