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  • DHL
    Global Forwarding garners praise for its implementation of “people first” HR
    best practices in Cameroon, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa
  • Certification
    affirms the market leader’s strategy to deliver expert logistics services by
    investing in the best team of freight forwarding experts

DUBAI, UAE – Media OutReach – November 25, 2019DHL Global
Forwarding, the leading provider of air, ocean and road freight services, was recognized
as a Top Employer in Cameroon, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa for 2020. The
certification, awarded by Top Employer Institute, attests to DHL’s achievement in
implementing best practices, focused on fostering a positive work environment and
encouraging its employees’ personal and professional development.

DHL Global Forwarding team celebrates win at the awards
ceremony for Top Employer 2020

 

“People
development anchors our business strategy, because we believe that when we
invest in building motivated and well-engaged teams, they will deliver their
best for our customers. Therefore, we have always invested in training and
engagement programs to ensure that our employees possess the right skill sets, values
and winning mindsets, to best achieve their career aspirations with the
company,” said Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Middle East and
Africa.

 

The HR Best Practice Survey conducted by the Top
Employers Institute is designed to identify companies demonstrating a
continuous commitment to empowering their employees for a better world of work.
Primarily, it looks into key areas within the organization including talent strategy,
talent acquisition, learning and development, performance Management,
leadership development and culture.

 

Eva
Mattheeussen, Head of Human Resources, DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and
Africa said, “We work very closely with the country teams to ensure that people
development is at the heart of the organization and that leaders always keep an
eye on employees’ personal and professional well-being. Over the years, we have
built a robust program to keep employees engaged and are equipped to provide
best-in-class logistics services to our customers. Our status as a Top Employer
this year highlights our achievement and commitment to being an employer of
choice in the region.”

 

At
DHL Global Forwarding, training opportunities and talent development programs
are consistently reviewed to ensure that they are the most rigorous, and
benchmarked against the requirements of the industry. All employees go through
a mandatory DHL Certified Forwarder program upon induction, to ensure that they
adhere to the same global standards as colleagues in the global network,
abiding by the strictest code of conduct and business principles. In Africa,
DHL Global Forwarding has been running a successful Talent program since 2015,
which identifies and provides high-performing non-executives with coaching and
mentorship opportunities and project tasks, to prepare them for future
leadership roles within the organization. Diversity in the workforce is also
celebrated and there is a “Women in Leadership” program tailored to prepare
selected individuals for country leadership positions in the near future.

 

In
total, Top Employer Institute has certified and recognized over 1500 Top
Employers in more than 118 countries and regions across five continents and
impacted the lives of over 6 million employees around the world.  As the global authority on excellence in
people practices in the workplace, the organization certifies and recognizes companies
in participating countries who demonstrate that they are an employer of choice in
the regions in which they operate.   

50 Years DHL

In
2019 DHL is celebrating 50 years since the company’s founding by three
entrepreneurs in San Francisco in 1969. DHL began as a disruptor to the
traditional delivery industry, circumventing bureaucracy with an innovative new
service to deliver documents by air overnight. Since then, DHL has grown into a
globe-spanning family of DHL companies with about 380,000 employees in over 220
countries and territories that covers the entire spectrum of logistics and
supply chain services. DHL’s customer-centricity and can-do culture have fueled
five decades of innovation — from the DHL 1000, one
of the first word processing computers in the world, to using the purpose built
StreetScooter, an environmentally friendly delivery vehicle powered by an
electric drive and developed by Deutsche Post DHL Group. With the Mission 2050
commitment to reach zero group-wide emissions by 2050, DHL is continuing to be
a trailblazer in the logistics industry.

 

DHL The
logistics company for the world

 

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics
industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of
logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery,
e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air
and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000
employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects
people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With
specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology,
life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven
commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing
markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

 

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group
generated revenues of more than 61 billion euros in 2018.

 

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