Safaricom tops best employer list at FKE annual awards

Safaricom has topped the list of the best employer in Kenya in the 2019 annual Employer of the Year awards organised by the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE).

The telco emerged top in the list of 10 best employers that included East African Breweries Limited (EABL), Standard Chartered Bank, Centum and KenGen.

Others were Bamburi Cement, Liberty Life Assurance and Heritage Insurance, Tata Chemicals, Aga Khan University Hospital and Crown Paints.

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The survey was conducted by FKE and audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) between May and September this year and looked at 135 organisations.

Employers were judged on the effectiveness of human resource practices and industrial relations learning and development, responsible business conduct, innovations and productivity.

The assessment also covered leadership and governance, inclusiveness and diversity, workplace environment and corporate performance.

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Investment firm Centum emerged top in legal, governance and compliance audits and gender representation at the boardroom while EABL was ranked first in fostering learning and development among staff and achieving corporate targets.

Safaricom was placed first in employee engagement, diversity, motivation, benefits and creating effective industrial relations.

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“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,” said Safaricom Interim Chief Executive Michael Joseph.

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