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Successful HR strategies to be discussed at HR Leaders in Africa

First Bank of Nigeria and Guinness Nigeria are two leading local companies that have developed successful HR strategies to help win the region’s fierce talent war. Both companies will be showcasing their approaches at HR Leaders in Africa to be held in Lagos, 10-12 September 2012. The conference is organised by IIR Middle East which is part of Informa PLC.

HR Leaders Africa 2012

First Bank of Nigeria supports its business goals with comprehensive recruitment and talent management strategies. It has built a competent professional workforce and has recently received important recognition for its efforts from Great Places to Work.

Ayodele Jaiyesimi, Head of Human Capital Management and Development, said, “A robust talent management framework that is tailored and targeted to various segments of the workforce is one of the cornerstones of our strategy. The bank uses modern social media campaigns to form relationships with prospective employees, and targets both entry level and more experienced staff. Our other HR policies, including the performance reward strategy, are all designed to ensure that First Bank remains an employer of choice.”

Guinness Nigeria will also be participating at HR Leaders in Africa. HR Director, Wale Adediran, will be highlighting the company’s initiatives to embed the organisation’s business priorities in the design of the reward system, and using the compensation strategy to drive talent management. In a recent interview Guinness Nigeria Corporate Relations Director Sesan Sobowale said, “One of our company values is the freedom to succeed; this allows us to trust one another, fosters openness and creates an enabling environment to succeed as a company.”

HR Leaders in Africa will highlight strategic innovation and other business enabling HR initiatives introduced by a variety of other multi-national and local companies. It will provide an unrivalled platform for regional HR professionals to transfer experience and share international best practices locally.

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