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 The Top Employers Institute has awarded Mondelēz Southern Africa Top Employer status for 2020, the second successive year the company has won the certification. Mondelēz Egypt also received the certification, becoming the only snacking company in Egypt to be accredited.

Organisations certified as Top Employers dedicate themselves to providing an exceptional working environment for employees through their progressive ‘people-first’ HR practices.

Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink says: “This year’s regional Top Employers’ dedication to enriching the world of work through outstanding people practices sets the bar extremely high. We hope to see more organisations following their lead in years to come”.

“Our success as a business, which is dedicated to our purpose of empowering people to snack right has our people at its heart, and this is why we continuously strive to create a culture that is conducive to attracting and keeping the best people by providing them with opportunities to learn and grow,” says Swadheen Sharma, Managing director, Mondelēz Southern, Central and Eastern Africa.

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Research has shown that engaged employees given opportunities for career growth and development in an environment that enables collaboration, innovation, diversity and inclusion are happier, more empowered productive, which in turn improves profitability and customer satisfaction.

These benefits are compounded exponentially when purpose is instilled as the golden thread that holds the business and its people together.      

“Having a diverse team that is grounded in our purpose of snacking right and mindfully is of paramount importance at the end of the day, hence the best talent joins us. It is also why we are able to unleash their talent to its full potential, giving them the chances they need to succeed as well as keep buying into our brands and acting as their ambassadors to ensure they are relevant to changing consumer preferences,” adds Sharma.

This shows that, ultimately, a business is only as good as the people who work for it and the culture it consistently invests in and builds on.

“We recognise the importance of investing in our people and it is our driving force as a company because the people of Mondelēz are the custodians of our trusted and best-loved brands from generation to generation,” concludes Sharma.