In the 2nd Careers in Africa Employer of Choice awards, produced from the continent’s most wide-ranging survey of talent, World Bank Group was awarded the top prize, for the most attractive employer in the view of the African talent pool.
Johannesburg, South Africa: 3 November 2016 – The Pan-African leg of the Talent Agenda Series event, produced by Global Career Company, hosted the second Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Awards last night, with a series of awards presented to employers who have excelled in eighteen categories across multiple employer attractiveness criteria. Heading the list of winners, with victory in the overall category, was the World Bank Group.
The Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Awards are the only African employer attractiveness awards voted entirely by the talent pool itself. Using data gathered from Careers in Africa Employer of Choice, a survey featuring the views of more than 6,000 African professionals.
The awards methodology takes company ratings provided by prospective employers across multiple attraction drivers, asking talent to grade organisations against all drivers. This makes the receipt of a Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Award a prestigious honour, as the awards are both voted by talent, and comprised from a wide variety of data points.
Rupert Adcock, Managing Director of the Global Career Company, said of the Awards
“Once again, the Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Awards have identified the employers really delivering for the African talent pool across the continent and around the world. The winning employers have managed to create a perception of excellence to match their popularity. By firing the imagination of the talent pool, these employers are doing their part to close the talent gap in Africa. The World Bank Group has proved to be the most attractive employer brand on the continent this year.”
The full list of winners across the eighteen categories included World Bank Group, Econet, Nigeria LNG, IBM, Safaricom, Central Bank of Nigeria, Dangote Group, GE, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, DHL, AngloGold Ashanti, Exxon Mobil, Mastercard, GSK and McKinsey & Company.
In the Study behind the Awards, Global Career Company with support from professional services company Willis Towers Watson, found significant information on the attraction drivers which matter to African talent, with development, making an impact and salary all featuring among the top drivers. Contrary to the global norms provided by Willis Towers Watson’s Global Workforce Study, the importance of making an impact on an organisation rises to among the attraction drivers of greatest importance for African talent. This highlights the desire of African professionals generally to have a direct, positive impact on the organisations they join, and the importance of employers positioning the opportunity to do so within their value propositions for talent.
For more information on the awards please go to www.talentagendaseries.com
List of Categories, Category Criteria and Award Winners
The full list of nominees can be viewed here: https://www.talentagendaseries.com/pan-africa-awards-nominees/
The category criteria and winners are as follows:
DEVELOPMENT EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Covering the full spectrum of training and development, this prize recognises those employers seen to set the standard in providing their employees with the tools and opportunities to reach their full potential and take their careers to the next level.
Runner Up: McKinsey & Company
LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
The ability of a company’s leadership to stand out as a provider of decisive, intelligent and clear direction has clear links to team happiness and performance. This award recognises those employers whose senior leadership and management structures are seen by the talent pool as the strongest on the continent.
Runner Up: Anadarko
CSR EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
This award acknowledges the work done by African employers in demonstrating that their business makes a positive and lasting effect on the world around them. In fast growing markets where development goes hand in hand with corporate success, this award recognises the ability of its nominees to be seen delivering beyond their commercial targets.
Runner Up: Econet
REWARD EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
The award for those seen to lead the way in terms of the compensation and benefts they provide to their employees. From base salary to retirement, from short term perks to stock awards, factoring in the degree of choice and ﬂexibility provided, this prize recognises the African employer whose reward programmes are meeting the demands of the African talent pool.
Winner: Nigeria LNG
Runner Up: Central Bank of Nigeria
BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Winner: Central Bank of Nigeria
Runner Up: Citi
CONSTRUCTION AND MANUFACTURING EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Winner: Dangote Group
Runner Up: Philips
EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT, IGO & NGO EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Winner: World Bank Group
Runner Up: African Development Bank
POWER AND ENERGY EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Runner Up: ABB
FMCG EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Runner Up: SAB Miller
IT EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Runner Up: IBM
LOGISTICS EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Runner Up: Bollore
MEDIA & TELECOMS EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Runner Up: Econet
PAYMENTS TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Runner Up: Visa
PHARMACEUTICALS EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Runner Up: Roche
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Winner: McKinsey & Company
Runner Up: Deloitte
MINING EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Winner: AngloGold Ashanti
Runner Up: Anglo American
OIL & GAS EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Winner: Exxon Mobil
Runner Up: Chevron
CAREERS IN AFRICA EMPLOYER OF CHOICE 2016
Our top award recognises the employer who is highest rated of all by the African talent pool. More than 200 brands were considered, ten have been nominated, one will be crowned the Employer of Choice.
Winner: World Bank Group
Runner Up: Exxon Mobil