Press Releases

26
December 2007

Telenor Pakistan Best Telecom Employer, Top MBA Students Say

ISLAMABAD, Wednesday December 26, 2007: Telenor Pakistan has won the PSHRM Preferred Graduate Employer Award for Most Preferred Telecommunications Company 2007.

The Pakistan Society of Human Resources Management (PSHRM) and Engage Human Resources, a human resources consultancy, announced the results of the first Most Preferred Graduate Employer 2007 study at a ceremony held in Karachi. The award is based on interviews with graduating MBA students from eight universities in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Awards were given in six industry categories.

Paul Keijzer, CEO of Engage Human Resources, noted that becoming the most preferred employer is not about advertising. The top ranked organizations have all been able to create an aspiring employee promise with leading HR practices that deliver that promise. Having built that internal credibility, a focused communication effort then helps to spread the word making these companies stand out for graduating MBA students as the most preferred places to work.

Commenting on the award, Nayab Baig, VP Human Capital Division Telenor Pakistan said: At Telenor Pakistan, our philosophy is to unlock hidden human potential by offering an opportunity to employees to build their expertise and by providing an energizing environment. We aspire to build a culture that is permanently free from bureaucracy, open to people and ideas, innovative, high performing, aggressive towards competition, intimately connected to the customer, and based on integrity.

In September 2007, Engage Human Resources in partnership with the Pakistan Society of Human Resources Management conducted a preference study interviewing 550 graduating MBA students from eight universities in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. The universities (LUMS, IBA, Szabist, Iqra, LSE, CBM, University of Lahore, and Quaid-e-Azam University) were chosen from the latest Higher Education Commission ranking survey.

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