The Top Employers Institute (TEI) has certified Safaricom as a top employer 2024 in Kenya and Africa, recognizing the telco’s human resource ( HR) policies and people practices.The TEI programme certifies organisations based on the participation and results of their HR best practices survey. This survey covers twenty topics in six HR domains which include: people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, learning, diversity and inclusion as well as employee wellbeing.
The programme has certified and recognised over 2,300 top employers in 122 countries across five continents.”We are pleased to be recognized alongside some of Africa’s biggest companies and intend to use this opportunity to benchmark ourselves against the world’s top employers. This award is a validation of the strong employer brand that Safaricom has created over the years by providing an agile working environment and numerous opportunities for employees to grow in their chosen crafts,” said Peter Ndegwa, chief executive officer, Safaricom.
TEI is the global authority on recognizing excellence in people practices. Through the Top Employers Institute Certification Programme, participating companies can be validated, certified and recognized as employers of choice. According to the Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink: “Exceptional times bring out the best in people and organisations. These employers have always shown that they care for the development and well-being of their people. By doing so, they collectively enrich the world of work. We are proud to announce and celebrate this year’s group of leading people-oriented employers: the Top Employers 2024.”
Safaricom first received the Top Employer certification in 2022 and has retained it for three years running. In November 2023, it was ranked the third best employer in Africa by Forbes, validating its focus on putting its people first. Safaricom has implemented a comprehensive set of employee value propositions including talent and career development initiatives, competitive pay and benefits, employee health, safety and wellbeing and hybrid ways of working providing greater flexibility. The company also offers amenities such as mother’s rooms, creches, gyms, and prayer rooms.