What makes a company a good workplace?
Out of the 3000+ valid responses that were analyzed in the latest Jobberman report, only 48% of employees are happy with their current job. 9% are unhappy and the rest are just neither happy nor unhappy. The factors that make a company a good workplace, according to Jobberman, are extrinsic, intrinsic, and wild cat traits.
The extrinsic traits are factors employees desire in an ideal workplace, while the intrinsic traits are inherent factors a company must have to ensure employee retention and satisfaction. The wild cat traits are factors not listed in the survey but are desired by respondents in their ideal workplace.
The top-ranked extrinsic traits are strong relatable company values and goals, open and effective management, flexible hours, transparent performance management, and health programmes. Others include mentoring and coaching, experimentational environment, family support, diversity hiring, and training.
The top five intrinsic traits ranked by respondents are: competitive pay package, job security, career growth, financially stable company, and welfare benefits. While the wild card traits are staff support, reputable company, conducive work environment, teamwork, and corporate culture.
The top 10 Tech companies to work in Nigeria
Andela is a pan-African company offering Engineering As A Service (EAAS). It identifies, trains, develops and connect African talents to the engineering team of global companies. While it was ranked as the overall best company to work for last year, Andela fell to the ninth position on the index this year.
Like Andela, Google has regularly featured on the best company index. It was ranked as the 11th best company to work for in Nigeria last year. On the 2019 index, however, Google slipped to the 15th position. The Google Nigeria office, which was designed by Space Finish, is one of the best workspaces in the country.
Ranked as the 27th best company to work for in Nigeria, Paystack makes its debuts on the index. Earlier this year, the digital payment company had its largest recruitment round.
With its African Development Centre recently launched in Lagos, Microsoft is ranked as the 28th best company to work for in Nigeria.
Interswitch, the soon-to-be first Africa’s tech unicorn, is ranked as the 37th best company to work for in Nigeria, dropping four places from last year.
Despite its operational challenges, the foremost e-commerce company in Nigeria rose 22 places to be ranked as the 38th best company to work for in the country.
Tek Experts Nigeria
Tek Experts is a leading, global provider of business and IT support services. It is ranked as the 67th best company to work for in Nigeria.
Oracle is a leading provider of cloud applications and platform services. It is ranked as the 69th best company to work for in Nigeria.
Fintech Flutterwave is ranked as the 87th best company to work for in Nigeria.
Softcom, the parent company of Eyowo—a mobile money service, is ranked as the 95th best company to work for in Nigeria. The 12-year-old engineering company also has an enviable workspace, what some might refer to as one of the best designed in Nigeria.