The 2023 LinkedIn Top Companies Ranking has picked 9mobile, Nigeria’s innovative and customer-friendly telecommunications company, among the 25 Best Workplaces in Nigeria where employees can grow their careers.
The LinkedIn Top Companies ranks the 25 best companies investing in their talents and helping people build careers that will set them up for long-term success.
9mobile, with an impressive track record in talent development and management, made the list by performing excellently on the eight assessment pillars of career progression: the ability to advance; skills growth; company stability; external opportunity; company affinity; gender diversity; educational background and employee presence in the country.
LinkedIn described the assessment pillars in a statement, “Ability to advance tracks employee promotions within a company and when they move to a new company, based on standardized job titles.
“Skills growth looks at how employees across the company gain skills while employed at the company, using standardized LinkedIn skills. For Company Stability, LinkedIn tracks attrition over the past year and the percentage of employees that stay at the company for at least three years.”
It also said, “External Opportunity looks at Recruiter outreach across employees at the company, signaling demand for workers from these companies. Company Affinity, which seeks to measure how supportive a company’s culture is, looks at connection volume on LinkedIn among employees, controlled for company size.
“Gender diversity measures gender parity within a company and its subsidiaries. Finally, Educational Background examines the variety of educational attainment among employees, from no degree to Ph.D. levels, reflecting a commitment to recruiting a wide range of professionals,” The LinkedIn statement concludes.
Commenting on this ranking for 9mobile, Chief Human Resource Officer Ibrahim Musa Umar, expressed great pleasure and said that it affirmed the telco’s firm commitment to talent development, staff welfare, and a pleasant work environment.
“This recognition is a testament to our commitment to providing a conducive work environment that fosters growth, learning, and development for all our employees. We are proud to be among the best companies in Nigeria that prioritize their employees’ well-being and career growth.
“We strive to provide an internationally competitive environment for our employees and ensure our professional standard is the same as any global organization. We also ensure that our measures and quality delivery are competitive to match international level.”
Umar praised the loyalty, professionalism, and hard work of the staff and said, “I want to thank all our team for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the success of 9mobile. Their contributions have been invaluable, and we achieved this recognition with their input.”
“At 9mobile, our success is tied to the success of our employees, and we are committed to providing the necessary tools, resources, and support to help us achieve those career aspirations. This recognition motivates us to continue to do more and create an even better workplace for our employees,” Umar further stated.
He concluded by describing the team as the most resilient professionals he has encountered in 20 years of being in the telecoms industry.
LinkedIn Top Companies is the latest recognition for 9mobile. It recently won the ‘The Industry Award for Innovation’ at the 2023 edition of The Industry Awards.
It was also recognized with ‘Certificates of Excellence’ for ‘9mobile Future CEO Initiative’ and the 9mobile Health Talk at the SABRE Awards Africa 2023.