Safaricom Ranked Among Best Employers in the World

  • Safaricom was ranked among the best companies to work for in the world according to a newly released Forbes list.

    The list ranked Safaricom at number 67 in the world standing.

    According to Forbes, the employers recognized on the list were endorsed by their own employees and other respondents, particularly, in the areas of image, working conditions and diversity.

    The 2018 World's Best Employers list is based on an analysis of more than 430,000 global recommendations.

    Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore during the launch of the company's 5th regional headquarters

    Employees rated their own employer and the likelihood of recommending them to a friend or family member.

    Respondents were also asked to recommend other companies they admired as employers. 

    This list was based on Forbes' 2018 Global 2000 rankings, which included publicly traded companies from 60 countries.

    Safaricom has put in place various initiatives that have seen its workplace stand out. 

    One of the unique benefits of working for Safaricom is if you decide to adopt a child, you are entitled to a two-month maternity leave.

    The company has worked towards ensuring there is gender ratio balance which not many blue chip companies in the East African region have as many women as men. 

    Safaricom House

    By the end of last year, 51 per cent of Safaricom's 5,085 employees were women, It has also achieved a 50:50 gender pay parity in the organization meaning that both genders earn equal salaries for equal work done. 

    The organization also offers secondment opportunities to its staff to facilitate knowledge transfer and expand their experience to and from other markets within the Vodafone group. 

    As an extension, it also runs a Graduate Management Trainee Programme, which enables greater talent mobility within the business.