Safaricom has been named the 2019 employer of the year at the Federation of Kenya Employers’ 3rd Annual Employer of the Year Awards.
The award, which was introduced in 2017 seeks to promote best practices in corporate performance, people management and labor relations among employers in Kenya. It also evaluates an organization’s leadership & governance, corporate performance, innovation & productivity, responsible business conduct, inclusiveness & diversity, workplace environment, learning & development and human resource practice & industrial relations.
Safaricom was also recognized for Inclusiveness & Diversity and Effective Human Resource & Industrial Relations practice and emerged first runner’s up in the Corporate Performance, Innovation & Productivity and Workplace Environment categories. Currently, Safaricom’s employee gender ratio stands at 50:50, while 2.1 percent of staff are persons with disabilities.
Michael Joseph, the Safaricom CEO, had this to say, “We continuously look to improve the workplace through a unique employer value proposition and an inclusive culture. This recognition would not be possible without our customers and partners, who enable us to live out our purpose of transforming lives.”