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The new policy is in line with the changing nature work accelerated by Covid-19.
MTN Group is pleased to announce the introduction of Anywhere, Anytime Flexibility, a new Group Policy that encourages time and place flexibility. Under the auspices of the Group’s future focussed “Live Inspired” employee value proposition that was introduced in 2021, Anywhere, Anytime Flexibility aims to better reflect the changing nature of the way we work. The policy enables qualifying employees with Anytime flexibility which relates to usage of business hours and Anywhere flexibility which relates to usage of workspaces.
Eligible employees have the option to opt-in for flexible work time and/or place of work, for specified durations during the week or month. This model has been built on the premise of creating a hybrid work environment which activates the benefits of working, both in a company structured and personal-choice environment.
Paul Norman, MTN Group Chief Human Resources Officer said, “Our goal is to create a happy and inspiring work environment for our employees. To this end, we aim to create a fair and inclusive culture which balances diverse personal choices and work priorities. Anywhere, Anytime Flexibility creates room for our employees to exercise the responsible choice of workplace and time to better balance work and life. This policy will also enable us to retain and recruit talented employees.”
The policy will be implemented in each MTN Group market in line with local laws and regulations. Importantly, the health and safety of our employees remains a priority, therefore the implementation of the policy will depend on the Covid-19 risk-adjusted health and safety clearance in these markets.
MTN Group is humbled to be recognised as the leading African company on the Forbes World’s Best Employers list for 2021.
As part of the survey, employees from across 58 countries were asked to rate multi-national employers on aspects such as image, economic footprint, talent development, gender equality and social responsibility.
The complete list features 750 companies. For MTN, this year’s rankings represent a significant improvement in various areas. Overall, we’ve improved from position 419 in 2020, to 132 in 2021. We have also moved up nine places in the global telco rankings, to the second spot.
“This acknowledgement comes at a time when our sector is at the forefront of the changes that are happening in the world,” says MTN Group President and CEO Ralph Mupita. “In a year when we launched our ‘Ambition 2025’ strategy and ‘Live Inspired’ employee value proposition, we are excited that this accolade – as with many others we’ve received – will serve to re-affirm and inspire people around our ambitions.”
“We are humbled to receive this influential global recognition by Forbes,” says Paul Norman, MTN Group Chief Human Resources Officer.
“As people have found it difficult to be together physically, we’ve had to step up as an industry to connect them with each other, connect companies with their people and customers, and of course, enable the delivery of new and essential services to communities. To achieve this, we’ve relied on our people, their skills, innovation and can-do spirit that continues to shine bright alongside our brand.”
Through our Live Inspired EVP, we aim to provide our employees with future skills, create a diverse and inclusive workplace and contribute to a sustainable environment.
To view the full Forbes World’s Best Employers 2021 list, please go here
MTN Group has unveiled its a new Employee Value Proposition (EVP) entitled “Live Inspired” to drive agility, flexibility and future fit skills for its workforce.
Learning the lessons of the challenges brought about by COVID-19, MTN has adopted a refreshed, organisation-wide approach, which involves a move away from older, conventional ways of working and into the ‘new normal’ with confidence and optimism.
“For us, it’s really about the power of choice, we recognise that what our staff values is motivated by choices and flexibility. It is for this reason that our EVP is designed to cater to the various personas and preferences that inspires and helps people realize their true potential,” says Paul Norman, MTN Group Chief Human Resources Officer.
MTN has entrenched smart-working through principles such as anytime work, anywhere workplace and balanced work-life. Our programmes capitalize on the organic movement towards a digital-adopter mindset and flexi-workforce.
“As technology moves forward and our business converges, we need to do the same with our capabilities. Having the best talent is as important as having the best network,” Norman adds.
Talent convergence in line with the rapid pace of technological change is the way of the future, driving digital learning consumption growth indicating a natural shift towards upskilling and re-skilling. MTN’s digital aspirations is geared towards accelerating the creation of future capabilities, empowerment and agility at scale.
“The EVP will support our reputation for innovation, customer-centricity and being a company that is driven by people who bring personal commitment and a range of skills and experience together for the benefit of our customers,” says Norman.
He says real growth is inspired by a purpose that advances individuals and impacts on organisations and communities. We aim to enable opportunities for individuals to be innovative, acquire skills and meaningfully impact on our customers.
MTN’s focus will be to create an inspiring environment for everyone to ‘activate one’s whole self’. This will be powered by genuine inclusion, respect for diversity, fair rewards, true recognition and personal flexibility to contribute most productively.