DHL: best workplace in the UAE
DHL was ranked as the company with the best working culture in the UAE for the third consecutive year on the “Top Companies to Work For” list released on Wednesday by the Great Place To Work Institute.
The list, released by the international researching, consultancy and research firm, recognises the top 20 companies with the best working culture in the UAE.
According to Great Place to Work, DHL “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.”
This year’s runner-up was furniture retail brand The One, followed by Omnicom Media Group, which retained its third position rank from last year.
Fashion retailer Splash made the list for the first time, ranking fourth, while Estée Lauder Companies came in fifth, climbing one spot up from 2015.
“There is a growing understanding among business leaders in the UAE that workplace culture has become a significant competitive advantage for organisations to attract and retain top talent,” said Maha Zaatari, Managing Director of Great Place to Work in the UAE.
“Leading organisations are continuously monitoring their employees’ workplace experience and looking for innovative ways to make incremental improvements,” Zaatari added.
How it works
The research firm selects the top companies by measuring several elements, all of which are aggregated through a comprehensive analysis of employees’ and managers’ responses.
From the employees’ perspective, analysis is based on three fundamental pillars: trusting those one works for, having pride in what one does and enjoying the people one works with.
From a managerial perspective, analysis is based on three different angles: achieving organisational objectives, employees who give their best and working together in a team in a familial environment.
Responses are generally assessed through the “level of credibility, respect, fairness, pride [and] camaraderie within an organisation,” as explained by the firm.
Ranking from sixth to tenth place on the list were EMC, Weber Shandwick, Hilti Emirates, Hilton and FedEx, respectively. Rounding out the final ten 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.
In addition to the UAE, the firm recognises the greatest places to work in more than 50 countries worldwide.