Business News of 2014-04-24

Nestlé launches graduate assessment centre

Nestlé Ghana has launched a Graduate Trainee Recruitment Assessment Centre to enable the company nurture superior talents to join its Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing and Finance Departments for long-term career opportunities.
The Assessment Center serves as a platform to coach and adequately prepare young talents, providing them with equal opportunities for their development and advancement in a recognized multi-national company.
The initiative is part of efforts by Nestlé to find people with the required skills that meet the company’s expectation, while ensuring the sustainability of training to unlock the potential of the youth in Ghana and elsewhere in the region.
Strengthening Nestlé’s Talent Pool
A statement by Nestlé said over 800 applicants responded to advertisements inviting applicants for a first assessment, and of the number, 430 were shortlisted for an aptitude test out of which 28 were invited to participate in the coaching exercises.
Unlocking the potentials of recruits
The assessment process allowed the candidates to go through a series of exercises, which enabled them to exhibit their technical skills and behavioral competences.
This included an aptitude test, personal presentation, group discussion and individual case studies. Candidates therefore worked individually and also in groups on exercises that allowed them to practically apply their academic knowledge to real life situations.
Nestlé’s Leadership Framework
The candidates were introduced to the evolved Nestlé Leadership Framework, with particular focus on the following behaviors: Understanding the Business Environment, Proactive Cooperation, Know Yourself, Result Focus and Initiative. Consideration was also given to oratorical proficiency, appearance and analytical skills.
Attracting the best talents
On the eve of the assessment, Nestlé’s Human Resources Business Partner for Support Functions at the Central and West Africa regional office in Accra, Raymond Naon took the assessors through a training session on the rationale for the establishment of the Centre, highlighting the roles and responsibilities of the recruits. - See more at: http://graphic.com.gh/business/business-news/21735-nestle-ghana-launches-graduate-trainee-assessment-centre.html#sthash.W2FFfy6q.dpuf
Source: graphic.com.gh
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