Companies such as Safaricom and EABL rank high as Kenya's Best employers.
Companies such as Safaricom and EABL rank high as Kenya's Best employers. [Photo/Business Today]

Who are Kenya’s best employers, or rather, which are the best companies to work for in Kenya?

The Federation of Kenyan Employers (FKE) has the answers after conducting a study that puts Safaricom, East African Breweries Ltd and Standard Chartered Bank among the best companies to work for in 2019.

The survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for around four months was aimed at ranking top employers who were awarded in the FKE Employer of the Year Awards 2019.

At the gala which saw mobile phone operator Safaricom take top position, other firms recognised include East African Breweries Limited (EABL), Standard Chartered Bank and Centum Investment Company Limited, among others.

The list of Kenya’s top performers was arrived at following a four stage process that included an online survey and collection of data.

Process of Arriving at Kenya’s Best Employers

The online survey ran from May 23 to the end of July and featured a self-assessment of organisations in eight thematic areas. Scores weighted with Work place environment at 15% and HR practices at 25% and the other six areas at 10% each.

Throughout August and September, PwC then carried out site visits, reviewed scores and validated the data.

Eventually, here’s what PwC came up with as the best employers in Kenya.

  1. Safaricom PLC
  2. East African Breweries Ltd
  3. Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited
  4. Centum Investment Company Limited
  5. Kenya Electricity Generating Company Plc
  6. Bamburi Cement Limited
  7. Liberty Life Assurance Kenya and Heritage Insurance Kenya Limited
  8. Tata Chemicals Magadi Limited (TCML)
  9. Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi
  10. Crown Paints Kenya Plc


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