DHL named top company to work for in the UAE
Dubai - This year's runner-up was THE One, who advanced two spots from 2015 followed by Omnicom Media Group who retained its third position.
Great Place to Work, a global research, training and consultancy firm that recognises the best workplaces in over 50 countries worldwide, has revealed the 'Top Companies to Work For' in the UAE. Now in its sixth year, the list recognises the top 20 companies in the UAE with outstanding workplace cultures.
"There is a growing understanding among business leaders in the UAE that workplace culture has become a significant competitive advantage for organizations to attract and retain top talent. Leading organisations are continuously monitoring their employees' workplace experience and looking for innovative ways to make incremental improvements," said Maha Zaatari, managing director of Great Place to Work in the UAE.
This year Great Place to Work attracted a record level of participation in the UAE, resulting in an increased number of companies qualifying for the Top Companies to Work For List. Great Place to Work attributes this increase to the value companies see in improving their workplace culture and being recognised as a top employer brand.
The 2016 List
Securing the number one position on the 'Top 20 Companies to Work For in the UAE' list for the third consecutive year was DHL. The logistics company prioritises living by its core values, nurturing employee development, creating a fun work environment, being transparent, listening and acting on employee feedback and celebrating successes.
DHL puts its workplace initiatives on top of its strategic plans and ensures that management spends time with frontline employees. This includes attending courier rides and customer service calls - to ensure employees understand how integral they are to the success of the organisation and its customers.
This year's runner-up was THE One, who advanced two spots from 2015 followed by Omnicom Media Group who retained its third position. In fourth place was first-time list maker Splash, while The Estee Lauder Companies came in fifth, climbing one spot from 2015.
Ranking from sixth to 10th place on the list were EMC, Weber Shandwick, Hilti Emirates, Hilton and FedEx respectively. Rounding out the final 10 positions on the list were WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff, Hyatt, AstraZeneca Gulf, Al Ghandi Auto Group, Leminar, Dulsco, Eros Group, Apparel Group, 3M and UAE Exchange.