Great Place To Work, a global research, consulting and training firm, plans to reach 1000 customers in 12 African countries within the next five years.
Great Place to Work helps organisations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high trust workplace cultures.
Through its Great Place to Work Awards in Nigeria, launched five years ago, the company has been helping transform the level of productivity at Nigeria and indeed, African workplaces as well as their financial performance.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Great Place To Work Africa, Mr.Kunle Malomo, said part of the 1000 customers the company was targeting for the next five years will come from Nigeria, where it plans to reach six additional states.
Having been operating in Lagos in the past five years, Malomo listed some of the states that will come on line in 2018 to include Oyo, Rivers, Kano and the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja), among others.
Preparatory to its aggressive expansion, the company had acquired a United Kingdom (UK) office through the help of its investors.
He stated: “We wanted to be able to expand across Africa; that we needed the technical and research expertise of a similar business that has a lot more spread. That UK business was 16 year old when we acquired it. It helped us to address some of the challenges in terms of finding the people, the talent to help drive growth.”
Reviewing some of the company’s activities in the last five years, the CEO said it now serves over 100 corporate clients. According to him, more than 80 per cent of the biggest banks in Nigeria including financial services companies and multinationals make up the company’s huge clientele.