GE, Airtel, Ericsson top best Nigerian employers – Report

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Ife Ogunfuwa

Jobberman has rated General Electric, Airtel and Ericsson as the top three companies to work for in Nigeria.

The company said in a statement on Tuesday that the three firms led the pack of best employers in its 2016 ‘Best 100 Companies to Work For Survey’.

According to the ranking, the three organisations emerged the best to work for despite the biting reality of the nation’s economic recession, while no educational institution in Nigeria made it to the list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.

It explained that the ranking provided insight to job seekers on companies they should look out for in the areas of employment and career growth, and for providing opportunities for business prospecting.

It said that the banking sector locked down three spots in the top 10 for the first time, with Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Union Bank Plc taking the sixth, seventh and ninth spots, respectively compared to 56th, not on the list, and 33rd positions, respectively in the previous year.

However, from its number one spot in 2015, the report said Konga dropped to number 10 in 2016.

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Amidst the heavy job cuts across financial services sector in 2016, the report noted that a total of 19 financial institutions were considered best places to work.

It read in part, “Despite the decline in oil prices, 13 oil and gas companies were listed on the Best 100 Companies to Work For, with 70 per cent being multinational companies and the NNPC ranking highest for the local brands. The oil and gas sector also emerged as the industry with the highest-paid median. It recorded the best compensation and benefits with N500,000 as monthly salary for entry-level employees.

“A total of 60 multinational organisations made the cut for best companies to work for in Nigeria. Eight of these organisations rank in the top 10 companies on the list, followed by two local brands in the financial and e-commerce sectors, respectively. Of these multinational companies, 19 of them are privately run, while 36 are publicly listed companies.”

Speaking at the launch of the survey report, Jobberman’s Campaign Manager, Busola Babatunde, said, “The Jobberman Best 100 Companies to Work For is based on an online survey of professionals across all industries. To achieve this, Jobberman utilised its two million plus database as well as reaching out through email, social media and partner channels. The results were then analysed and tallied to compile the top 100 list.”

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Babatunde added that the survey captured questions on work experience, parameters and conditions.

“We wanted to capture feedback from individuals who actually work in these companies. When you talk about the culture, systems and policies in your workplace, it gives a more genuine outlook of how people feel,” she said.

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