Friday, September 22, 2023 — Baku, Azerbaijan — Azerconnect, a leader in the field of ICT services and high technologies in Azerbaijan, has won multiple coveted Brandon Hall Group™ Excellence Awards® — Gold in the Future of Work, Silver in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Bronze in the “Human Resources” categories.
Demonstrating a consistent pattern of remarkable accomplishments, Azerconnect has reaffirmed its prominent position within the market and received Gold Award for its Best Advance in Managing a Remote Workforce program (FLEXcellence: Azerconnect Hybrid Working Program), Silver Award for its Best Advance in Leading Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives (INSPIRE. LEAD. CREATE: Azerconnect Woman Empowerment Program) and Bronze Award for its Best Benefits, Wellness and Well-Being Program (Feel the Customer: Azerconnect Well-Being Program for Call Center/Front Office Teams).
The Brandon Hall Group™ HCM Excellence Awards® recognize best practices for initiatives in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Sales Performance, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and the Future of Work.
It is worth noting that entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group™ analysts, and executives based on these four criteria: Alignment to their business need and environment; Program design, functionality, and delivery; Adoption, integration, user experience, innovation, and creativity as well as Overall effectiveness, impact, and measurable benefits.
“It is commendable that the innovative projects implemented by Azerconnect in the field of ICT and high technologies in our country have been recognized and honored by internationally renowned companies. Our company will further strengthen its endeavors in the realm of human resource management, further introducing and implementing the latest technologies within the country,” said Emil Masimov, CEO of Azerconnect.
“We are deeply honored to have been recognized by the esteemed Brandon Hall Group with these prestigious awards. Each one underscores our commitment to excellence in certain aspects of human capital management, reflecting our dedication to implementing hybrid work model, our proactive stance in fostering diversity and inclusion, as well as our approach to employee wellness. This award motivates us to strive even further in delivering exceptional performance,” stated Matanat Babayeva, Chief Human Resources Officer at Azerconnect.
“Excellence Award winners are shown to be organizations that truly value their employees and invest in them through their human capital management programs. These HCM programs have been validated as best in class for business value and the impact on the employees themselves,” said Brandon Hall Group™ Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke, HCM Excellence Awards® program leader.
Azerconnect is the first B2B (Business to Business) company in Azerbaijan that provides various services in the dynamically developing ICT and high-tech fields. Being one of the largest employers in the ICT market, the company offers optimal solutions in technical, information technologies, and other related directions that enable an increase in quality metrics and cost optimization for companies in the country. Azerconnect is part of NEQSOL Holding an international group of companies operating in nine countries across the energy, telecommunications, hi-tech, and construction industries.
It is worth mentioning that Azerconnect’s pioneering “FLEXcellence” program has previously been acknowledged in the “Best Flexible Working Strategy” category and was awarded by the Azerbaijan HR Institute in 2022. Furthermore, Azerconnect was awarded a prestigious certificate of Top Employer 2023 in Azerbaijan by the influential Top Employer Institute recognizing its excellence in the realm of human resources across six distinct categories.
About Brandon Hall Group™
Brandon Hall Group™ is the only professional development company that offers data, research, insights and certification to Learning and Talent executives and organizations. The best minds in Human Capital Management (HCM) choose Brandon Hall Group™ to help them create future-proof employee development plans for the new era. For over 30 years, Brandon Hall Group™ has empowered, recognized and certified excellence in organizations worldwide, influencing the development of over 10 million employees and executives. Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Awards® program was the first to recognize organizations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the “Academy Awards of Human Capital Management.”