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Leading telco firm, Safaricom has been named the 2019 Employer of the Year at Federation of Kenya Employers’ 3rd Annual Employer of the Year Awards.
The award affirms the firm’s top position after been previously ranked as the best employer in Africa and the 67th in the world by Forbes business magazine.
Michael Joseph, Safaricom CEO said that the firm’s leading position was achieved as a result of good collaboration between customers and partners.
The firm was recognized for Inclusiveness & Diversity and Effective Human Resource & Industrial Relations practice.
It boasts of an employee gender ratio stands of 50:50, while 2.1 percent of staff are persons with disabilities.
It was the first runner’s up in the Corporate Performance, Innovation & Productivity and Workplace Environment categories.
“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,” the Safaricom CEO said.
The Employer of the Year Award was launched in 2017 to promote best practices in corporate performance, people management and labor relations among employers in Kenya.
It 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.
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