Procter and Gamble (P&G) has been voted the best company to work for in Kenya by its employers. According to a survey carried out by Deloitte & Touche, P&G emerged top company to work for in Kenya while Microfinance firm, Kenya Women Finance Trust and Chase bank came second and third respectively.
Other companies in the survey included, Old Mutual, Barclays bank, Coke Cola, Vivo Energy, DHL Express, Airtel, Total, Standard bank among others.
Kimani Njoroge, Partner, Human Capital Consulting hands over the Best Company to Work tropy to Procter & Gamble Communication Manager Irene Mwathi and Market Development Manager Evelyn Mgendi as Deloitte’s Partner, Business Support Services Doreen Mbogho looks on.
Under the theme ‘lead and develop’, the survey evaluated input of 5000 employees from 27 companies to ascertain which company they consider to be the best employer to work for. The survey also provided a glimpse into the ability of companies to attract and retain talent.
The survey normally looks at ten dimensions such as operational effectiveness and job satisfaction, remuneration, work life balance and confidence in the organisation. The report measures the rating by employees in terms of operational effectiveness and employee relationship with immediate supervisors and sense of inclusion in the organisation.
Irene Mwathi, P&G Communication’s manager said: “In order to win with all consumers, we must win with our employees first- we can loose our brands our factories and everything else however if we have the people we will build again- the people are central to our operations whether in P&G Kenya, Asia or Europe.”
Recent finding by AON Hewitt on the state of employee engagement showed that engagement levels are on the rise globally but shifting across regions. East Africa was rated as having the highest levels of engagement, followed by Southern Africa and then South Africa.
This was the second time for P&G Kenya to participate in the survey that saw over forty employees provide their feedback about working at P&G. In last year’s survey, it emerged second after technology firm Craft silicon.
On a global level, P&G is constantly recognized and awarded for different aspects of business performance and enterprise management. Previously the global firm has won several international awards such as Barron’s Magazine List for the Best 30 CEOs Worldwide that featured P&G’s Chief Executive Officer A. G. Lafely in February 2009, for the second time consecutively. The Company was ranked as the world’s 2nd Best Company for Leaders, for the third consecutive years by an annual study conducted by the Hay Group in partnership with Chief Executive. In addition, P&G ranked 6th on the “World’s Most Admired Companies” list of