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Top ten employers in Zimbabwe

by Byo24News
17 Feb 2011 at 10:38hrs | Views
CIVIL society organisations head the list of last year's top 10 best employers, according to a study carried out by Industrial Psychology Consultants (Pvt) Ltd.
Plan International, Oxfam and Catholic Relief Services are the top three organisations to work for, respectively.
Zimbabwe Fertiliser Company came in fourth position, followed by Zimbabwe Leaf Tobacco and Ernst & Young in fifth and sixth place.
In seventh place was Securico, followed by Windmill in eighth and Schweppes in ninth position. Seed Co came in at 10th position.
The panel of judges comprised Employers' Confederation of Zimbabwe chief executive Mr John Mufukare, UZ lecturer Professor Tony Hawkins, Labour Board deputy director Mr Mafuratidze and Standards Association of Zimbabwe director-general Mrs Eve Gadzikwa.
A total of 27 organisations, which were drawn from various sectors: manufacturing, retail, tourism and hospitality, financial services, non-governmental organisations among others participated in the survey.
Observers have, however, lamented the limited number of participants in the survey arguing that the sample was not representative of organisations and companies across the board.
According to IPC managing consultant Mr Memory Nguwi the Best Employers Survey, which began in 2006, "help employers build strong 'employer brands'."
The survey was based on an analysis of organisations' levels Employee Engagement Index contributing 85 percent to total score and the Human Resources Audit Rating (contributing15 percent).
According to human resources experts, high employee engagement results in increased productivity.
The Employees' Engagement Index measures strategic direction, leadership, relationship with colleagues, supervision (immediate supervisor), culture of reward and performance, satisfaction, remuneration commitment and loyalty, communication, work per se, and learning and development.
The survey revealed that the top 10 employers had an overall EEI of 63,32 percent, while the national EEI average last year stood at 56,80 percent.
The major issues around human resources during the course of last year include wages (and productivity wages are moving faster than productivity resulting in more job losses), the local economy not creating new employment, low output per worker, and skills flight mainly in technical areas

Source - Byo24News
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