Bharti Airtel employees to get e-learning
INTERNETBy BiztechAfrica - July 28, 2012, 4:55 p.m.
By Gregory Gondwe, Blantyre, Malawi
Bharti Airtel has entered a partnership with the largest e-learning provider in Africa – The Learning Resources Management Group – which will see the two providing an extensive e-learning program for Airtel employees across 17 African countries.
A statement from Airtel Malawi says the implementation of this program signals a new dawn of staff development, reinforcing the telco’s commitment to nurture and develop local talent and groom its employees for leadership positions within the company.
The statement quotes David Ssegawa, Chief Human Resources Officer at Airtel Africa as saying the company’s people are its main source of competitive advantage.
“We are committed to investing in, and providing our employees with opportunities to learn and grow within the organisation,” says Ssegawa. “This latest initiative is in line with our commitment to nurture local talent and develop the capabilities of the workforce.”
He says Airtel firmly believes that this initiative will bring in benefits of ‘flexibility and convenience’ which will allow the employees to have access to their chosen courses anytime, anywhere.
“In addition to the practical benefits it offers, the program will also build a culture of learning and community amongst Airtel employees by facilitating and sharing knowledge and expertise between peers. In the long run, I am confident this will increase both the capabilities and the productivity of our employees,” he says,
The statement further says Airtel has invested in a comprehensive suite of 500 courses from the Learning Resources Management Group touching on a range of subjects including - Accounting, IT, HR, Customer Service, Leadership and Management skills, amongst others.
Bharti Airtel Limited, headquartered in New Delhi, India, is a leading integrated telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa.
In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G services, fixed line, high speed broadband through DSL, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G mobile services.
Bharti Airtel, which ranks amongst the top 5 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers, had over 257 million customers across its operations by June 2012.
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