Outstanding employers across the East Africa region were last week recognised for their performance in the first East African employer attractiveness report, with P&G picking up the coveted top award for Careers in Africa East Africa Employer of Choice, ahead of Ethiopian Airlines, who were the winners in two other categories.
The awards hosted by Global Career Company were the first bof its kind in East Africa with a series of awards presented to employers who excelled in ten categories across multiple employer attractiveness criteria.
Using data gathered from Careers in Africa Employer of Choice, a survey featuring the views of more than 13,000 African professionals was used to narrow down to the winners.
Below is the final list of all winners in the awards;
List of Categories, Category Criteria and Award Winners
The category criteria and winners are as follows:
1. DEVELOPMENT EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Covering the full spectrum of training and development, this prize recognises those employers seen to set thestandard in providing their employees with the tools and opportunities to reach their full potential and taketheir careers to the next level.
Winner: Centum Investment
Runner Up: P&G
2. LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
The ability of a company’s leadership to stand out as a provider of decisive, intelligent and clear directionhas clear links to team happiness and performance. This award recognises those employers whose seniorleadership and management structures are seen by the talent pool as the strongest on the continent.
Runner Up: Centum Investment
3. CSR EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
This award acknowledges the work done by African employers in demonstrating that their business makesa positive and lasting effect on the world around them. In fast growing markets where development goeshand in hand with corporate success, this award recognises the ability of its nominees to be seen deliveringbeyond their commercial targets.www.talentagendaseries.com
Runner Up: East African Breweries Ltd
4. REWARD EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
The award for those seen to lead the way in terms of the compensation and benefts they provide to theiremployees. From base salary to retirement, from short term perks to stock awards, factoring in the degreeof choice and ﬂexibility provided, this prize recognises the African employer whose reward programmes aremeeting the demands of the African talent pool. Winner: Ethiopian Airlines Runner Up: Microsoft
5. WOMEN’S EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Diversity of the talent pipeline at the attraction stage is inextricably linked to diversity of the workforce.Some employers are more successful than others in creating and communicating a value proposition forfemale talent. These nominees are the most successful.
Winner: Bamburi Cement (LafargeHolcim)
Runner Up: Microsoft
6. GRADUATE EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
This award recognises employers who are successful in creating and promoting a value proposition which appeals to graduate talent.56 | Global Career Company – Nairobi 2016
Winner: East African Breweries Ltd
Runner Up: KPMG
7. GLOBAL ATTRACTIVENESS EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
With more African businesses than ever viewing talent based outside Africa as a critical segment, the ability to attract this group can be a differentiator in a competitive talent market. This prize, combining allmotivating factors, is based on data from only those professionals currently based outside Africa, with anemphasis on what matters most to them.
Winner: World Bank Group
Runner Up: Tullow Oil
8. LOCAL ATTRACTIVENESS EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
The majority of talent hired by African businesses is locally based. This category recognises employers who demonstrate the ability to attract this segment most effectively.
Winner: Ethiopian Airlines
9. IMPACTFUL BRAND EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
While most categories in these awards are decided by an average rating, this award recognises pure popularity by nominating those employers most often cited as organisations talent would like to work for.www.talentagendaseries.com
Winner: World Bank Group
Runner Up: African Development Bank
10. EAST AFRICAN EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Our top award recognises the employer who is highest rated of all by the East African talent pool. Morethan 500 brands were considered, five have been nominated, one will be crowned East African Employer ofChoice.
Runner Up: Ethiopian Airlines
The awards methodology takes company ratings provided by prospective employers across 29 attraction drivers, asking talent to grade organisations against all drivers. This makes the receipt of a Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Award a prestigious honour, as the awards are both voted by talent, and comprised from a wide variety of data points.
“It is fantastic to see employers in East Africa being recognised for their impact in the talent pool. The human capital challenges facing East Africa, and the wider continent, will be solved by employers delivering great things for their current and future talent.” Noted Rupert Adcock, Managing Director of the Global Career Company, said of the Awards