Safaricom,Kenya’s biggest Telco has retained the best employer rating after being named the best employer in Kenya for the second year in a row.
Coming behind Safaricom was East African Breweries Limited (EABL), the United Nations(UN) and Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) respectively in a ranking by BrighterMonday, an online job-listing firm.
Beer manufacturer EABL made the biggest jump to second place from position 51 recorded in 2018 report as Google dropped from fourth in ranking to 17 this year.
BrighterMonday’s Best 100 Companies to work for 2019 features firms in various sectors that include agriculture, banking, fast moving consumer goods, healthcare, non-governmental organisation, auditing and finance and technology.
BrighterMonday’s research found that employees were happy in companies that had strong relatable values and goals, open effective management which allowed smooth running of the company, flexible hours that enabled work-life balance, transparent performance management and health programmes. advertisement
The firm carried out two surveys which targeted employees of companies and another to the general public where they interviewed 3,448 respondents.
Respondents were asked to list three companies they respect and admire, and desire to work for while picking traits that make the companies great employers.
A majority of the respondents were aged 18 to 35, live in Nairobi and hold a bachelor’s degree.
“Safaricom was not only voted the best company to work for but also the most respected and admired and desired company to work for in Kenya,” said the report.
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