When you think of the blue ocean and the sandy beaches, you will definitely want to work in Mombasa, considering that you will have fun every weekend.
However, job satisfaction is not just about the location. Many factors come into play - that's why you may find people qualified in a different field but are in a completely different career.
The Kenya Employee Satisfaction Report 2021, filed on Wednesday, November 10, revealed that employees in Kisumu are more satisfied with their jobs, compared to those in Nairobi and Mombasa.
The report indicated that 52 per cent of Kisumu residents mentioned they are happy with their current roles while 31 per cent are neutral about whether they are willing to leave their current employer.
This is the highest figure among the three capital cities, as 35 per cent of those in Mombasa is happy, and 41 per cent of the ones in Nairobi are happy with their respective jobs.
The report was analysed based on age group, job security, gender, job level, education level, salary brackets, and work experience.
Job security and age bracket stood out for Kisumu residents, which made them top the list on satisfaction.
Kisumu stood out as the region with the highest number of people satisfied with job security.
This is because Kisumu has limited opportunities compared to Mombasa and Nairobi, making flight risk so high.
Many people flee, in an effort to look for greener pastures in Nairobi and Mombasa, leaving the few in Kisumu confident in their working space.
The big cities are then filled with millions of people, many of the well experienced, seeking the same spots available.
As a result, many people are forced to take whichever jobs come their way, with the salaries they are offered.
Age is also a major factor linked to the satisfaction of employees. The group that is aged prefers to look for high paying and more challenging opportunities in Nairobi and Mombasa, leaving the younger job seekers in Kisumu.
The youngest respondents were found to be the happiest, and the least willing to leave their current employer, while the oldest respondents posed the highest flight risk.
“The youngest respondents are the happiest and least willing to leave their current employer while the oldest respondents pose the highest flight risk.
“This could be driven by a search for better career opportunities or a more challenging working environment with cross-functional collaboration,” an excerpt from the report read.
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