The first-ever “Best 100 Companies To Work for in Kenya” focuses on identifying, recognising and celebrating the top employers in Kenya as rated by employees and other professionals.
The report also provides insights that job seeking professionals should take into consideration when choosing their next company. A total of 2,067 valid responses were considered in the final analysis.
Safaricom, United Nations, Ken-Gen, Google, Kenya Revenue Authority, Centum, Kenya Power, PWC, Unilever, Cocacola, Delloite, KCB, Equity, Britam, Brookside, Cooperative Bank, Bidco, Airtel, KMPG, Kenya Red Cross, Microsoft, Cytonn, UNICEF, UNEP were among the 2018 best 100 companies to work for in Kenya.
Survey Methodology BrighterMonday Kenya sent online surveys to their database of over 800,000 job seekers whose experience levels range from entry level to seasoned professionals.
Questions in the survey sought to get information on defining attributes of the respondents like their age, gender and level of experience. Such information was then used to divide the population sample into segments.
Survey Parametres and Insights
Men take up more senior level jobs while women take up more entry-level and mid-level jobs. This is due to the fact that despite the fact that men and women might join a company on the same level, men have it easier moving ahead and women perceive a steeper trek to the top. Another study conducted by Lean in collaborates this finding by showing that women in the workplace fall behind early in their careers and continue to lose ground on the way to the top.
Employer recommendation by employees
The level of job satisfaction in both men and women is low
Female respondents posed a greater flight risk when compared to their male counterparts
The fact that female respondents were not as willing to continue working for their current employer is no surprise. Their engagement and satisfaction levels are lower than those of their male counterparts.
Younger employees have a positive perception of their companies but they are still willing to leave when better opportunities come knocking.
Endeavour to provide a competitive pay package: Ensure that your remuneration packages are competitive. Very few employees will remain loyal to an employer whose pay packages are below their market value. If you do not have the kind of budget required to match your established competitors, consider attractive benefits.