African Development Bank amongst top 4 companies to work for in Africa

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The other three companies in the list of 100 are, the World Bank Group, Chevron and Exxon Mobil.

If you are looking to shift base to Africa, then the 2018 Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Survey has interesting insights for you. According to the Survey, the African Development Bank has been ranked the fourth best company to work for in Africa. Of the 100 companies listed, the top four include the World Bank Group, Chevron, Exxon Mobil and the African Development Bank.

Over 20,000 African professionals responded to questions about employee engagement and employment conditions. It emerged that opportunities to learn new skills, quality of healthcare provisions, leadership and opportunities for advancement are the key indicators of great employers.

The importance of making a positive impact is crucial to the ranking. This, together with the ongoing organisational transformation at the African Development Bank, explains the continued high esteem in which the Bank (as an employer) is viewed by many African professionals worldwide.

Trust in senior leadership, especially leaders that listen, those who set a good ethical example, and who deliver the values of the business, emerged as the top three most important factors in choosing an employer in Africa. The ranking further validates the work of the Board and Management to accelerate critically-required institutional changes and efforts to attract the best and the brightest to help implement the Bank’s High-5 agenda—to power Africa, feed Africa, industrialise Africa, integrate Africa, and improve the quality of life of Africans.

It scored high in attracting top talents from across all Africa, besides retaining the top five positions of working in established corporate and multilateral organisations.

The report highlights a shift in the talent landscape with an increased interest in investment finance from job seekers and a quest for digital-savvy experts from employers.

Another interesting insight was that job security is considered one of the main reasons to remain in an organisation. The report suggested that women professionals have a greater interest in healthcare opportunities, flexible working conditions, work–life balance and ethics.

The report focuses on what makes a great employer in Africa, which could positively change employee experience across the continent.

The list of 100 companies includes banks, oil companies, FMCG brands and mobile phone operators.

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