WINNER: BEST PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE
PROJECT: TURKCELL PURCHASER DEVELOPMENT CYCLE
As technology company Turkcell grew and developed, strategic procurement became ever more crucial to the business. As part of its people development strategy, the employer brought in a training initiative to develop recruits with a dedicated ‘Purchaser Development Cycle’.
The scheme was designed to transition people from transactional procurement, through recruitment, development and then performance management, to give them strategic procurement skills and increase their knowledge from category-based expertise up to multi-sectoral knowledge. The end-to-end training provided in the first year of the procurement journey, as well as Turkcell’s Young Talent Programme, helped the company boost performance and retain valuable employees.
In a bid to encourage entrepreneurial thinking among employees, the tech company runs an ‘innovation and entrepreneurship bootcamp’ in partnership with MIT. At the most recent bootcamp, under the watchful eye of MIT instructors, attendees considered the ‘internet of things’, blockchain, presentation and pitching.