By GNA Reporter
Accra, Sept. 17,
GNA – Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable African
airline, has won two coveted awards in the first East Africa Careers in Africa
Choice Awards, at a top tier event in Nairobi, Kenya.
Ethiopian was nominated
in three categories, out of the 10 presented, and was crowned in two: Reward
Employer of Choice, as the leader in terms of compensation and benefits offered
to employees and Local Attractiveness Employer of Choice, as the leading
company in hiring majority of locally based talent.
A statement issued
in Accra by the Airline said the Airline took the runner-up award in the East
African Employer of Choice.
methodology takes company ratings provided by prospective employers across 29
attraction drivers, asking talent to grade organizations against all drivers.
Mr Wasihun Asres,
Assistant Vice President Corporate HRM Ethiopian Airlines, said while receiving
the award: “I am honored to receive these awards on behalf of the Ethiopian
He said the
regional award was a testament of Ethiopian commitment and great investment in
its Human Capital, one of the four pillars in our strategic road map, Vision
stipulated in our value statements also, Ethiopian is an Equal Opportunity
Employer committed to diversity and fairness,” he added.
Mr Asres said such
recognitions that are based on real votes and inputs from a wide variety of
data points would definitely boost and encourage them all to further work on
developing and investing in our Human Capital.
He said as a global
African airline that is growing fast, it is proud to be able to hire the
majority of its staff from locally based talent.
Ethiopian is a
multi-award winning airline, including Best Airline Staff in Africa by SkyTrax
World Airline Award, African Airline of the Year Award for 2016, Best Airline
to Africa- for a second year in a row, Best Airline in Africa by one of the
most prominent travel magazines in the United States – Premier Traveler,
The rest are APEX
Passenger Choice Award, the most extensive survey of passengers in the
industry, CAPA Airline of the Year Award and AFRAA Airline of the year award –
for the fourth year in a row.