Craft Silicon the best company to work for in Kenya

craftsiliconBanking software provider Craft Silicon has emerged top in Deloitte’s 2013 Best Company to Work For (BCTWF) Survey. Second was Proctor and Gamble (P&G) while Kenya Women Finance Trust came third.

The top performing companies were announced recently, ending the process of analyzing input of employees from 17 companies to ascertain which company they consider to be the best employer to work for.

The Deloitte BCTWF, now in its second year in Kenya, will from next year expand into Tanzania and Uganda.

The survey looks at several parameters such as remuneration and work life balance, confidence in the organization, operational effectiveness and job satisfaction. In addition, it also looks at employee’s sense of confidence in the organizationorganizationalethics and integrity among other parameters.

The report measures the rating by employees in terms of operational effectiveness & employee relationship with immediate supervisor, the sense of inclusion in the organization, overall Job satisfaction and career development prospects among others.

Findings from a global survey by AON Hewitt on the state of employee engagement show that engagement levels are on the rise globally but shifting across regions with Sub-Saharan Africa being rated higher than all other markets. East Africa was rated as having the highest levels of engagement, followed by Southern Africa and then South Africa.

The AON survey notes that it’s important to be in consultation with employees in determining and applying engagement improvement initiatives are so that they are relevant to the unique needs of the organisation’s diverse workforce, rather than ‘one-size-fits-all” approaches as the work environment is now a multicultural, multi-generational and cross-geographical.

Sammy Onyango, Deloitte East and Central Africa CEO, said that the war for talent in Africa is going beyond the traditional borders of the individual countries and becoming regional; and in some cases Pan African, eventually global.

“It is therefore incumbent on businesses to regularly examine employee engagement, with a view to creating an engagement strategy to address employee motivation, behavior, productivity and subsequently business results,” said Onyango.

He added that it is crucial to identify the right employees and engage them in the right organizational behaviours remains the critical ingredient of how companies manage the diverse economic conditions facing their organizations today.

There is presently little data available on this topic in many East African countries. The Deloitte Best Company to Work For Survey therefore offers employers the opportunity to develop insights into what motivates people, what attracts them to their companies, what they value and also collect the hard data required to make these judgments,” said Kimani Njoroge, consulting partner, Deloitte East Africa.



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