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Jobberman identifies 100 Nigerian companies to work for


Latest research by Jobberman, talent recruitment agency, has identified Shell Nigeria, Chevron, Dangote, NNPC and Nestle as top five best companies to work for in Nigeria. Chevron was also voted as the most desired and respected brand.

Jobberman’s 2019 research edition identified a total of 100 companies to work for in Nigeria. Other companies in the first 15 list are ExxonMobil, MTN, Total, Andela, KPMG, Nigerian Breweries, PwC, GTB, Unilever and Google.

First Bank, Zenith Bank, Access Bank, UBA, Airtel, Stanbic IBTC, Deloitte, Nigerian Bottling Company,  AB-In Bev, Guinness, Seplat, Citibank, Standard Chartered, BUA Group, Union Bank, Leadway Assurance and Olam also made the list.

Presenting the report Thursday in Lagos, the CEO of Jobberman, Hilda Kabushenga Kragha said a total of 3,148 valid responses were used in the final analysis with data from two surveys – external and internal of companies.

The external survey targeted the general public while the internal survey focused on employees working fo a numerous companies in Nigeria. “Majority of the respondents were aged between 25-35 and 18-24 live in Lagos and hold a Bachelor’s degree.

“The research was conducted online and the survey was shared out via email to our audience of seekers and employers”, Hilda said. The respondents were asked to nominate three companies they desire to work for; nominate three companies they admire and respect the most.

Respondent were also asked to rank the intrinsic traits a workplace should have in order of importance such as competitive pay package, job security, career growth, financially stable company and welfare benefits. Competitive pay package was ranked top trait.

Respondents were asked to rank 10  extrinsic traits which refer to factors that employers desire in an ideal workplace such as flexible hours, strong relatable company values, open and effective management, health programmes, transparent performance management, mentoring, experimentation environment, family support and diversity hiring. Out of the 10, strong relatable company values was topmost, followed by open and effective management and flexible hours.

On job satisfaction, the survey also revealed that Nigerians are not entirely happy with their current work situation with most willing to switch jobs; however, they are will to provide positive recommendations to their current employers.

The survey showed that 47% of the respondents are likely to leave their current employer in the next six months while 18% said they won’t leave.

The Best 100 Companies to Work For in Nigeria is an annual report published by Jobberman and it ranks companies in Nigeria based on job satisfaction, employee happiness, career growth prospects, work-life balance, and other relevant metrics as voted for by employees and career professionals. The 2019 report is the fifth edition.

Discussing the role of HR professionals and business leaders in building a healthy workplace for employees, the forum underscored engagements, training, ensure better communication in workplaces.


Stanbic IBTC shines at PEARL Awards

Stanbic IBTC Group, Nigeria’s  end-to-end financial services provider, has added to the number of laurels and recognitions for its contributions and performance in Nigeria’s finance sector. The organization won three awards at the 24th edition of the PEARL awards which held on recently at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC emerged winner of the 2019 Sectoral Leadership award (Financial Services – Other Financial Institution). Two of the subsidiaries of the company were also recognized for their outstanding achievements in their various sectors. While Stanbic IBTC Capital won the PEARL Issuing House of the Year award, Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers won the PEARL Stockbroking Firm of the year award.

Funso Akere, Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Capital, in a statement said while the awards were evidence of the hard work and the customer-centric culture of the Group, it also reflected the transparency and high ethical standards of Stanbic IBTC. He hinged his assertion on the fact that the PEARL awards seeks to celebrate excellent performance as well as integrity.

He said: “We are glad that the PEARL award has accorded Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, Stanbic IBTC Capital and Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers this honour. It is common knowledge that winners of PEARL awards emerge from a painstaking process based on empirical evidence of performance and strict adherence to the tenets of ethical business practice. These awards will spur us to deliver better services to our customers while also innovating to ensure that we remain market leaders in the sectors we operate in.”

The PEARL Awards was instituted in 1995 to recognise companies quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange for outstanding operational and stock performance. The award aims to enhance the vibrancy, growth and development of the Capital Market.