NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 23- Safaricom has been ranked as the best employer in Kenya by Federation of Kenya Employers.
The Awards ceremony is an initiative by the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) and was held on Friday 20th September at Radisson Blue Hotel.
The award which is now in its 3rd edition, ranked EABL as the second-best employer while Standard Chartered Bank came in third position.
The ranking is usually based on an organization’s leadership and governance, cooperate performance, innovation and productivity, responsible business conduct, inclusiveness and diversity.
It is also based on workplace environment, learning and development and human resource practice and industrial relations.
Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Michael Joseph said the award was majorly aligned to how they deal with their customers.
“We continuously look to improve the workplace through a unique employer value proposition and an inclusive culture. This recognition would not be possible without our customers and partners, who enable us to live out our purpose of transforming lives,” said Michael Joseph.
Safaricom was also recognized for Inclusiveness & Diversity and Effective Human Resource and Industrial Relations practice and emerged first runner’s up in the Corporate Performance, Innovation and Productivity and Workplace Environment categories.
Currently, Safaricom’s employee gender ratio stands at 50:50, while 2.1 percent of staff are persons with disabilities.
More than 127 companies from various sectors including manufacturing, Health, Energy, Telecommunication & Technology, Banking, NGOs, State corporations, and agriculture took part in the event whose ratings were carried out by PriceWaterCoopers.
In 2018, British American Tobacco Safaricom, and Kengen emerged as the best overall in the Employer Of The Year Awards 2018.