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Nielsen Wins International Business Excellence Award

0 minute read | June 2018

Global measurement and data analytics leader recognized for Talent Movement initiative

Dubai, UAE, June 12: Nielsen, a global measurement and data analytics company was recognized for business excellence in the Employer category at the International Business Excellence Awards 2018, held recently in Dubai. The International Business Excellence Awards celebrate business excellence from all around the world and aims to support organizations and businesses as a vehicle for sharing best practice and for promoting continuous improvement, learning and personal development.

Competing against 136 of the world’s most prominent companies from diverse industries for 24 different award titles, Nielsen was recognized for its Talent Movement focus across emerging markets (64 countries with 7,000 employees).

“At Nielsen, we are very focused on building meaningful and fulfilling careers for our associates. We’re honored to receive this prestigious award, which is a testament of our commitment to delivering excellence in our employee experience,” said Rob Jones, Human Resources Leader of Nielsen Emerging Markets. “We launched the Talent Movement initiative in 2016 as a solution to our strategic business need to fill our critical for growth roles fast and with quality. Since then, seventy-five percent of these roles have been successfully filled through internal moves to and from various business segments, across different geographies around the globe, creating career adventures and growth opportunities for our associates. Talent Movement is all about getting the right person into the right role, at the right time. Looking at the positive impact it has created on the business and our associates engagement, Talent Movement will continue to be our number one people-related priority moving forward.”

Nick Papagregoriou, President of Nielsen Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa and Middle East said, “We believe that talent is at the core of every business’ success, and therefore passionate about keeping our associates engaged. As a global company, we felt we had the opportunity to leverage on the differences in experience, cultures, and uniqueness of our associates across the markets to deliver impactful outcomes for their fellow associates, our clients, partners and communities. This initiative not only creates and facilitates immersive, career and personal progressing adventures for our associates but has also accelerated business growth; creating a win for the business and our associates.”


Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. The Company’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Nielsen Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content—video, audio and text—is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit