Unilever Bangladesh Limited (UBL) has received the “Asia’s Best Employer Brands 2022” award from the World HRD Congress, an independent organization recognizing achievements in human resource management across the globe.
Over the past three decades, the World HRD Congress has brought together thousands of professionals from more than 133 countries and is one of the largest meetings for HR professionals in the world.
The 13th edition of Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards brought together global industry and organizational leaders at Singapore’s Pan Pacific, Marina Square.
Unilever Bangladesh’s best practices in talent attraction and management were showcased and applauded at the prestigious event, reads a press release.
As a global company with a global reach, operating in more than 190 countries, Unilever nurtures young talent and nurtures them as future leaders for markets around the world.
Unilever Cambodia Ltd and Unilever Sri Lanka also won awards for exemplary initiatives in their respective countries.
Zaved Akhtar, CEO and Managing Director of UBL, said, “With Bangladesh’s accelerated digitalization journey, now is the right time to support our young people in laying the foundations for the future of work. This award brings me great joy, as it recognizes the trust that our current and potential resources have in Unilever Bangladesh, to build their careers with us while serving the nation through solutions that shape the lives of our citizens.
Becoming a top employer gives them the privilege of integrating a diverse group of the brightest minds as partners in this endeavor to build a better planet and society, he also said.
Sakshi Handa, Director of Human Resources, Unilever Bangladesh, explained how this award reflects the potential of talent in Bangladesh.
“The jury highlighted Unilever’s commitment to meeting the changing demands of young people’s career preferences and the changing business environment. Through a variety of on-campus programs, we provide the opportunity to undertake high-impact careers in their chosen field – supply chain, marketing, We also offer self-employment opportunities, career return programs and BizMaestros – one of the best business competitions in Bangladesh, which puts young people challenged to unleash their potential.
“As we continue to empower people through lifelong learning, such global showcasing initiatives allow us to inspire more organizations to enhance their agility and digital transformations and to implement value the impact of Bangladeshi talent,” she added.
Previously, Unilever Bangladesh was voted the top employer of choice in the FMCG industry and across all sectors through an independent survey conducted by Universum.
Unilever Bangladesh also holds the Global Brand Award for Best Employer in Bangladesh, awarded by the World HRD Congress earlier this year following independent research.