Video: Top companies to work for in the UAE revealed

March 8, 2017 4:57 pm

Winners of the Top Company to Work For. (Image supplied)

* DHL maintained its number one position on the annual benchmarking list

* This year’s runner-up was Omnicom Media Group

* Employers are starting to recognise the crucial role companies can play in achieving this goal

 

International research, training and consultancy firm, Great Place to Work, has revealed the top 24 companies with outstanding workplace culture in the UAE, in the seventh edition of its annual list of “Top Companies to Work For”.

The firm recognizes operates on a global level, and recognises the best companies to work for in over 50 countries around the world.

“The expansion of the 2016-2017 list is testament to the value UAE companies place on human capital development. Despite a challenging financial year, most companies that have been on the list previously maintained their position as great workplaces. This is an impressive accomplishment considering the high level of participation we had this year and the number of new companies entering the list. It’s great to see these organisations put into practice the lessons they have learned from going through the Top Companies process. We’re definitely seeing a marked improvement in the standard of HR practices,” said Maha Zaatari, Managing Director of Great Place to Work in the UAE.

“We are seeing among the Top Companies a greater emphasis on CSR initiatives as employers respond to employees’ desire for meaning, to be part of something bigger. People who have meaning and purpose in their lives are happier, feel more in control and get more out of what they do. They also experience less stress, anxiety and depression. Happiness in the workplace is carried into the home and the wider society so it really is a foundational piece in building the happiness of a nation,” Zaatari added.

This is the largest list for Great Places to Work yet, and recognising the top 24 spots as ranked below:

DHL

 

Omnicom Media Group

 

Splash

 

THE One

 

Weber Shandwick

 

The remaining companies on the list ranked as follows:

Estee Lauder Companies

HILTI Emirates

FedEx

Hilton

MARS

BizGroup

Hyatt

 Eros Group

 

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Leminar

UAE Exchange

Al Fakher Tobacco 

Dulsco

 

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NMC Healthcare

Philips

Delta Partners

Danzas AEI Emirates

Mundi Pharma

Redington

 

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