Unilever named 'employer of choice' in Saudi
Dubai, March 4, 2014
Unilever, a leading fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) company, has been named the ‘No 1 Employer of Choice’ for university students in Saudi Arabia, according to a recent survey.
The survey was conducted by TNS, an independent research company, among senior students from different majors across leading universities in the kingdom.
Yasser Joharji, managing director, Unilever Saudi Arabia, said: “This is a great achievement after all the comprehensive programmes Unilever has engaged in during 2013. Our efforts have been recognised and this will help in providing us a unique distinction as an employee-centric brand, and also in retaining top talent.”
The survey, which was conducted at four of the top universities, involved a detailed review and analysis of employer patterns.
The company’s activities in the last year included talks by Unilever’s senior leadership members, on-campus activations, career-fair participation and internship programmes and most prominently, the launch of the largest cross university, cross country competition – The Quest.
“Our promise of being an employer of choice goes beyond what we showcase to the students on campus. We continuously work on building a more diverse and enabled workforce, while providing an excellent work environment and the opportunity of international exposure to our employees,” said Ahmad Babatin, HR director at Unilever Saudi Arabia. - TradeArabia News Service