Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Telenor Pakistan chosen as 'most preferred employer'

Pin It ISLAMABAD: A recent survey has chosen a leading telecom company as "the most preferred employer" for their Human Resource (HR) practices in Pakistan. The survey was conducted by ROZEE.PK, Pakistan's online recruitment company, with the objective to connect talent with opportunity. The survey chose Telenor Pakistan as the most preferred employer of the country.

As a part of their research program, ROZEE.PK developed a poll for the visitors and the registrants of the web site about their perception of top ten HR brands of Pakistan from 2005 to 2009.

Country Consultant, Google Pakistan, Badar Khushnood, Manager HR, United Bank Limited Asma Ahmed, Director, Head of HR Pakistan Tobacco Company LTd., Q M Shahed, Manager HR Development TCS, Sajid Mehmood Khan are some of the best Human Resource specialists who served on the Advisory Board for the survey.

Vice President Human Capital Division Telenor Pakistan Nayab Baig told APP that Telenor Pakistan was pleased with the results of the Top Employers survey conducted by Rozee.PK. 'We appreciate the initiative and believe that such surveys help to create an in-depth understanding of our culture, environment and perception of HR practices in the market. Telenor Pakistan is dedicated to improvement through our people which we believe are our greatest strength,' he said.

A total of 13,753 fully completed surveys were received, which were further analysed and validated by employing statistical software. 739 companies were covered by participants in this survey and 126 universities were represented by survey respondents. More than 66 percent of respondents are working professionals.

Telenor Pakistan was voted as the most preferred employer by a pool of professionals between the ages of 22 and 40. The responses were based on a number of factors that professionals found to be important in their employers.

These were: work/life balance, flexible work schedules, progressive, compensation arrangements, clearly defined roles and policies, readily available assistance in the work place, progressive management style, room for growth and above all a trusting environment.

Telenor Pakistan is the top employer choice of respondents in Islamabad despite a heavy telecom presence that has a staggering 56 percent representation of all companies in the industry. Telenor Pakistan has won the Pakistan Society of Human Resources Management's (PSHRM) Preferred Graduate Employer Award for Most Preferred Telecommunications Company for 2007.

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