Recruitment within the Equatorial African Region is made through established procedures on manpower planning.

This should attract personnel of high calibre and of the required potential necessary to achieve present and future objectives.

It is the Company’s Policy to:

  1. Strive to achieve a balanced staff, reflecting the overall composition of the community in which it operates and apply non-discriminatory practices.
  2. Stimulate equality of opportunity by the use of fair procedures and practices.
  3. Ensure that Nestlé Employees are always above suspicion of favouritism and nepotism. Fairness and impartiality should be placed before anything else and merit should be the only basis of employment.

The quality of our recruitment contributes to the quality of the Company since the new resources will be the drivers of the growth of Nestlé.

The Company believes in flat and flexible structures. Flat structures provide a wider scope for jobs, which facilitate employee motivation, enhance effective communication and learning opportunities and at the same time reduce hierarchical reporting layers, resulting in speed and efficiency in business operations.

The Company’s policy with respect to recruitment is to hire individuals through a process that is professional and consistent; one that reflects the Company’s commitment to the principles of hiring the best possible candidates and ensuring employment equity.  This is achieved through Competency Based Interviewing which is aligned to our Company’s Leadership Framework.

The potential for professional development is an essential standard for recruitment. Special attention will be paid to the match between the candidates’ personal attitudes and the Company’s culture and values as well as their willingness to adhere to the Nestlé Corporate Group-wide Policies and Guidelines.

All applicants to be considered for employment with the Company will be required to possess educational and professional qualifications, experience and ability appropriate for the vacancy to be filled. The Company may, in addition, require applicants to undergo practical/aptitude tests and/or examinations and interviews. Our recruitment and selection decisions are fair and objective.