AfDB ranked fourth best company in Africa

AFDBAfDB aims in boosting up Africa's economy. (Image source: Paul Saad/ Flickr) The 2018 Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Survey has ranked the African Development Bank (AfDB) the fourth best company to work with in Africa

Out of the 100 listed companies, the top four are the World Bank Group, Chevron, ExxonMobil and the AfDB.

Alex Mugan, managing director of the Global Career Company, said, “The importance of making a positive impact came through strongly in responses to the Study. This, together with the on-going organisational transformation at the African Development Bank, explains the continued high esteem in which the bank is viewed by many African professionals worldwide.”

The Bank scored high in attracting top talents from across all Africa. It also retained its position in the top five of established corporate and multilateral organisations.

“Employees are interested in leaders that push a good mission. Brands whose leaders are very visible doing those things have tended to do well,” Mugan further indicated.

According to Akinwunmi Adesina, president of the AfDB, “The ranking is further validation of the work of the board and management to accelerate critically needed 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.”

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.

In addition to attraction drivers for men, including skills development, the report suggests that female professionals have a greater interest in healthcare opportunities, flexible working conditions, work-life balance, and ethics.

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