Godrej is expanding its commitment to foster an inspiring workplace, with an agile and high performance culture. To achieve this, Godrej has partnered with the Lagos Business School, to offer career support and internships to its MBA graduates.
On Wednesday 22nd of February, the Lagos Business School held its 14th annual LBS Career Fair with over 20 organizations present. With the recent double accreditation of the Lagos Business School by the Association for MBAs (AMBA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the LBS boasts of MBA students well equipped to add value in organizations in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
Godrej Nigeria, a subsidiary of Godrej Consumer Products Limited headquartered in India, was a participating organization at the Career Fair. Godrej enjoys the patronage of 1.1 billion consumers globally across consumer goods, real estate, appliances, agriculture and many other businesses. According to Sanjiv Jetly, Business Head for Godrej, “Godrej is thrilled to be working with LBS to bring employment opportunities to the students and training resources to our business”.
Godrej is committed to creating jobs for Nigerians in the attempt to effectively enhance and develop the Nigerian economy. According to a report released by the World Bank in 2016, Nigeria is facing a real challenge in creating enough good jobs for the many entrants to the job market and that given the country’s rapidly growing population, it will require 40 to 50 million additional jobs to employ its population. For this reason, by supporting the LBS Career Fair, Godrej is encouraged to drive the process of job creation and career opportunities in Nigeria.
Navjot Dhar, HR business Partner Godrej Nigeria, further points out that “networking events and Career fairs are crucial; they help in preparing the minds of young professionals for demanding tasks in their chosen industries by creating an avenue for instant recruitment. Instant recruitment reduces the time and effort spent on a complete recruitment process.”
Godrej believes that through the thorough disciplines taught at the LBS, candidates will learn analytical competence and problem solving techniques that will help produce reliable young professionals. Godrej Nigeria is confident that the LBS will remain committed to developing managers and top executives that will contribute immensely to the development and growth of organizations in Nigeria and Africa at large.