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Awarded best place to work: Accenture in Nigeria

Read how Accenture in Nigeria won fourth place overall in Africa’s first Great Place to Work Awards.

Accenture in Nigeria won the fourth place overall award in the Great Place to Work Awards in Nigeria. Accenture scored in the top 5 percent of all nominated companies. The first ever Great Place to Work awards ceremony in Nigeria was held on April 19, 2012 at the Lagos Civic Centre, Nigeria, and aims to become an annual event.

According to the Great Place to Work Institute, “Accenture has demonstrated outstanding performance in the Trust Index and Culture Audit Survey and showcased best practices in employee policies and programmes which exemplify the five dimensions of the Great Place to Work Model: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie’’.

The Great Place to Work Institute is a global research and consulting firm best known for producing the Fortune 100 Best Companies list in the United States and similar lists in 45 other countries. The Institute defines great workplaces as companies where employees trust the people they work with, take pride in their work and enjoy a good relationship with their collegues.

The organizers said that only a few honorees were selected from 229 nominated companies this year. The companies came from a cross section of Nigerian Stock Exchange listed companies, global multinationals with presence in Nigeria, government agencies, non-governmental agencies and educational institutions in Nigeria. Many inputs from employees of the affected organizations were surveyed.

Quotes from the CMD—"Coming 4th in Nigeria, amongst 229 reputable companies that entered for the competition is remarkable. "We are the 1st Great Place to Work amongst professional services firms in Nigeria! We are very proud of our achievement and this recognition. It is a celebration of our dedicated pursuit of excellence in the management of our greatest asset—our people."

“I would like to thank each of you for your contributions to making Accenture a Great Place to Work and your inherent belief that we are a great company to work for. Let us celebrate this achievement, knowing that we will all continue to have a role to play in making Accenture the best place to work. This is critical to our overall theme of ‘relevance’ and to our success individually and in ensuring that we continue to create value for our clients and deliver high performance.”

-Country Managing Director in Nigeria, Niyi Yusuf

Read the press release.