GP receives ALA 2021 award

Staff Correspondent

13 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Grameenphone has received the "Best Organisation for Workplace and People Development" award at Asian Leadership Awards (ALA) 2021.

The 19th edition of the prestigious award ceremony took place on June 10, 2021, said a release. 

Grameenphone's efforts to ensure employee wellbeing during COVID-19, focus on nurturing an inclusive workplace, digitalization of HR services, and a unique approach in fostering a learning culture and upskilling effort were highly commended. 

The Asian Leadership Awards is recognised in the industry for patronising and promoting the value of business leadership in Asia.

Since 2011, the award has been inspiring hundreds of organisations and professionals to go the extra mile to ensure the healthy and consistent growth of the workforce.

This year, the program was held virtually, where the seasoned Jury Council of Asian Leadership Awards congratulated Grameenphone's outstanding efforts for discovering newer possibilities. More than 300 senior leaders attended the program.

Syed Tanvir Husain, Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) Grameenphone, said, "We feel honored to have been the recipient of the Asian Leadership Award 2021, and we dedicate this achievement to all the employees of the Grameenphone family."

Across the world, customer behavior is transforming in the face of the 4th Industrial Revolution. The Covid-19 crisis has accelerated digitalization in all spheres, and Grameenphone employees have taken up the challenge of upskilling and reskilling themselves to serve their 8 Crore+ subscribers better.

In 2020, Grameenphone employees spent an average of 58 hours learning on critical competency areas of Digital Marketing, UX, Product Management, Cloud & Virtualization, Customer Facing IT, etc., from renowned global platforms such as Coursera, Linux Academy, Red Hat and Udacity.

Grameenphone prioritizes innovation and digitalization in HR. Robotic process automation (RPA) simplifies routine workload, allowing employees to focus more time on innovation and creativity. The employee app – OneGP - has helped the company establish itself as one of the pioneers in Digital HR.