For the first time Bosch is among the 100 best companies to work for in Africa. This is according to a study developed by leading recruitment specialist the Global Career Company, in association with Willis Towers Watson.
In what is titled the Employer of Choice ranking, companies are solely ranked by votes from the African professional pool, as opposed to companies and their brands lobbying for nominations. Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services in the fields of Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods and Energy and Building Technology, has been ranked at number 79 on the overall ladder.
“We are delighted to be featured in the top 100 best companies to work for in Africa. Bosch is motivated by a need to play a meaningful role in Africa, in particular by creating more sustainable jobs, following the company slogan ‘Invented for life,” says Dr Markus Thill, Bosch Africa President.
For over 125 years, the German-based multinational has been enhancing quality of life for people. Its innovative ideas are one step ahead of the future every day. Bosch offers a collaborative environment that aims to celebrate diversity, a commitment to a work-life fit, and a corporate culture based on fairness.
The employer of choice ranking is derived from the experience and perceptions of more than 20 000 professionals. The ranking is based on three dimensions:
- Individual company scores based on 15 attraction drivers;
- General attractiveness as perceived by potential employees;
- A forced ranking of shortlisted companies by the professionals.
The ranking is interesting in many ways, as the key drivers and methodology have been devised by recruitment and careers specialists. The results in this year’s Employer of Choice ranking emphasised the importance of continental presence.
Initiatives such as the Bosch Power Box Tools, Afrika Kommt, Junior Management Trainee programme and the Bosch Robotics Outreach Programme have certainly not gone unnoticed. It is no wonder that learners, young entrepreneurs and artisans in Africa have gravitated towards the various offerings at Bosch.
Bosch Power Box (BPB) Tools in Africa
BPB is a revolutionary initiative designed to create, up-skill and grow small businesses and bring them into the formal, mainstream economy. It is a long-term project designed to foster entrepreneurship and ensure a smooth transition for small businesses from the informal to formal sectors.
Afrika Kommt is a programme for young business professionals from the continent, sponsored by German industry leaders. Scholarships are offered to junior executives and they spend one year in Germany completing professional training at German companies.
“With so much work being done behind the scenes, it feels great to be recognised by being included in the top 100 employers of choice. But our work does not end here, we will continue to work hard and try to climb the ladder,” concludes Thill.