Procter & Gamble has been voted the best company to work for in Kenya. According to a survey carried out by Deloitte & Touché, P&G emerged the top employer in Kenya, followed by Kenya Women Finance Trust and Chase Bank respectively.
Other companies in the survey included, Old Mutual, Barclays bank, Coke Cola, Vivo Energy, DHL Express, Airtel, Total, Standard bank among others.
Under the theme ‘Lead and Develop’, the survey evaluated input of 5,000 employees from 27 companies to ascertain which company they consider to be the best employer to work for. The survey also provided a glimpse into the ability of companies to attract and retain talent.
The survey normally looks at 10 dimensions such as operational effectiveness and job satisfaction, remuneration, work life balance and confidence in the organisation. The report measures the rating by employees in terms of operational effectiveness and employee relationship with immediate supervisors and sense of inclusion in the organisation.
Ms Irene Mwathi, P&G Communication’s manager said: “In order to win with all consumers, we must win with our employees first. We can lose our brands, our factories and everything else but if we have the people we will build again; the people are central to our operations whether in P&G Kenya, Asia or Europe.”
Recent findings by AON Hewitt on the state of employee engagement showed that engagement levels are on the rise globally but shifting across regions. East Africa was rated as having the highest levels of engagement, followed by Southern Africa and then South Africa.
This was the second time for P&G Kenya to participate in the survey that saw over forty employees provide their feedback about working at P&G. In last year’s survey, it emerged second after technology firm Craft silicon.
On a global level, P&G is constantly recognised and awarded for different aspects of business performance and enterprise management. Previously the global firm has won several international awards such as Barron’s Magazine List for the Best 30 CEOs Worldwide that featured P&G’s Chief Executive Officer A. G. Lafely in February 2009, for the second time consecutively.
The Company was ranked as the world’s second best Company for Leaders, for the third consecutive years by an annual study conducted by the Hay Group in partnership with Chief Executive.
In addition, P&G ranked 6th on the “World’s Most Admired Companies” list of Fortune Magazine.
Meanwhile, Unilever has been named the No. 1 most sought after FMCG Employer in with world by a Linkedin survey. The rank position is based on activity from 300 million + LinkedIn users and 10 billion interactions that make up LinkedIn’s prestigious Most inDemand Employer index.
This year LinkedIn reported a much tougher and competitive employer environment making Unilever’s sustained profile as an outright leader in all sectors more remarkable. “This result represents a powerful, independent indicator of the high regard people have for Unilever as an employer around the world,” says Chief HR Officer Doug Baillie.
“We can all feel proud that so many individuals are interested in becoming part of our organisation. It’s testament to our inclusive performance culture, our values and the talented men and women around the world that make up Unilever. To attain this for the second year running makes this achievement even more impressive.”