Safaricom named employer of the year by Federation of Kenya Employers
Safaricom was named the 2019 Employer of the Year by the Federation of Kenya Employers’ during the 3rd Annual Employer of the Year Awards in Nairobi.
Michael Joseph, Safaricom CEO, said, “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.''
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.
The Employer of the Year Awards (EYA) is an initiative by the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) that is geared towards promoting and encouraging best practices in Corporate Performance, People Management and Industrial Relations practices amongst employers in Kenya, in a bid to raise and sustain productivity, enterprise performance and responsibility.
The award comes days after the launch of the Safaricom Digital Academy, a program that will empower and train employees who are looking to shift to new digital careers.
Currently, Safaricom’s employee gender ratio stands at 50:50, while 2.1 percent of staff are persons with disabilities.