Top 25 companies to work for in Kenya: report

Top 25 companies to work for in Kenya: report

A ranking of the top 25 companies in which employees can best grow their careers in Kenya, released by LinkedIn, shows that banks offer the best avenues for career development.

More than 10 of the institutions in the list are either banks or institutions closely affiliated to banking and insurance with Equity Bank, second in the list, the top among the financial institutions.

This maiden LinkedIn Top Companies list in Kenya ranks companies based on LinkedIn data.

Debuting alongside Top Companies lists for Nigeria and South Africa, the ranking features companies “offering stability in our ever-changing world of work – the ones that are not only attracting employees but retaining them”, according to LinkedIn Economic Graph team, which prepared the methodology and insights.

Safaricom takes top position, with the most notable skills in the company listed as financial statement auditing, external auditing and telecommunications.

The most common job titles are customer executive, software engineer and customer service representative. The company’s largest job functions are sales, engineering and support.

Joining Safaricom and Equity on the podium is Kenya Airways, the country’s national carrier, which has faced a number of crippling financial constraints in the last decade.

The airline’s most notable skills are aviation security, airline reservations and airline ticketing. The most common job titles there are customer service representative, flight attendant and supply officer, with the largest job functions being operations, support and engineering.

This list, which LinkedIn says is supposed to be a career guide, focuses on several indicators of growth in the top companies.

“To put together this year’s rankings, we looked at LinkedIn data across seven pillars, each revealing an important element of career progression: ability to advance, skills growth, company stability, external opportunity, company affinity, gender diversity and spread of educational backgrounds,” LinkedIn says.

“This list is meant to be a resource for you, guiding professionals at every stage – whether that means a career pivot, jumping back into the workforce after a hiatus or investing in new skills."At each company, you’ll find insights around which roles and skills are in demand and much more. You can also explore open jobs (many of which are remote positions) and workers you may know at the company.”Thousands of Kenyans have been looking for employment opportunities as the economy tries to recover following a battering by Covid-19. A good number of the jobseekers were thrust out of employment by the pandemic.The LinkedIn list offers insights into possible employers such […]

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